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Roberta Carreri


Roberta Carreri is an actor, teacher, writer and organiser. She was born in 1953 in Milan, Italy, where she graduated in Advertising Design and studied Art History at the Milan State University. She joined Odin Teatret in 1974 during the group's stay in Carpignano, Italy. Roberta Carreri has taken part in ISTA (International School of Theatre Anthropology) since its beginning in 1980, coming into contact with performing techniques from Japan, India, Bali and China. This has influenced her work as an actress and teacher. From 1980 to 1986 she studied with Japanese masters such as Katsuko Azuma (Nihon Buyo dancer), Natsu Nakajima and Kazuo Ohno (Butoh dancers). She gives workshops for actors all over the world and presents, as a work demonstration, her professional autobiography, Traces in the Snow. She organises and leads the annual international workshop Odin Week Festival in Holstebro and abroad. In 2009 she directed Rumor with Cinzia Ciaramicoli for Masakini Theatre Company (Malaysia). In 2014 The Woman Who Spat Out the Apple, with Rosa Antuña - Núcleo de Criaçao Rosa Antuña (Brazil). Her professional experiences are presented in The Actor's Way, edited by Erik Exe Christoffersen. Roberta Carreri has written her own book Tracce (published in 2007 by Edizioni Il Principe Costante, Milano (in Italian); in 2012 by Editora Perspectiva, Brazil (in Portuguese) and Ed. Artezblai, Spain; and Triskel Artes Escénicas, Chile (in Spanish); in 2013 by El Apuntador Ediciones, Argentina (in Spanish); in 2014 by Routledge, UK/USA (in English), in which she relives the most relevant aspects of her theatre life - her training, pedagogy and her story as an actress of Odin Teatret. Her articles have been published in journals such as New Theatre Quarterly, Teatro e Storia, Máscara, The Open Page, Peripeti and Performance Research.



The Book of Dances

Presenze e Figure

Come! And the Day will be Ours


The Million

Brecht's Ashes

The Gospel According to Oxyrhincus


Rooms in the Emperor's Palace

Inside the Skeleton of the Whale

Ode to Progress



The Great Cities under the Moon

Andersen's Dream

Don Giovanni all'Inferno

The Chronic Life

The Tree


Theatrum Mundi performances

Four Poems for Sanjukta

Ego Faust

The Island of Labyrinths


Odin performances for children

Dennis, the Woolf

J.S. Bach


Performance Demonstrations

Traces in the Snow

The Whispering Winds

Dialogue between Two Actors

Letter to the Wind


Performances directed by Roberta Carreri for other companies

The Empty Nest ("Nido vacío", with Carolina Pizarro and Guilia Varotto)

The Woman Who Spat Out the Apple (with Rosa Antuña, Núcleo de Criaçao Rosa Antuña)

Rumor (with Cinzia Ciaramicoli for Masakini Theatre Company)






with Roberta:

The Dance of Intentions »



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