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    The Jasonites in rehearsal

    Sunday, January 06, 2013 - Friday, January 18, 2013

    In the framework of

    Holstebro Kommune - Odin Teatret - IKC, Interkulturelt Center





    6 - 18 January 2013



    Since Holstebro Festuge in 2011 The Jasonites (artists in residence at Odin Teatret) have been working with Julia Varley on two productions under the provisional titles of Banana Resurrection and The Poor Theatre. The first is a performance for families to be used in community and barter situations which will travel around Europe as part of the EU funded project Caravan on the Road; the second is developing from actors' material that avoids representation but searches for meaning through images and rhythm improvisations with buckets, barrels, metal pieces and water. Participants will follow the rehearsals to have an insight on the relationship between the actors who prepare material independently and the director's interventions in search of structure and narrative.


    It is an occasion to witness the practical work at the point when research moves away from the actors intentions to consider the spectator's point of view. Participants can dialogue with The Jasonites and Julia Varley at the end of each day of work.


    During the time of the rehearsals Julia Varley (Odin Teatret) will present the performance Ave Maria (on the arrival day), and the work demonstrations The Echo of Silence and The Flying Carpet, Tage Larsen (Odin Teatret) will present his demonstration The theatre life of props and Jan Ferslev (Odin Teatret) his demonstration Orpheus - The actor musician.


    During their stay participants have the possibility of consulting documents, films and videos at OTA (Odin Teatret Archives).


    The language used in rehearsals is a mixture of Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, but the meeting with the participants can happen in English depending on the language preferred by the participants.



    THE JASONITES is an international theatre group with Giuseppe L. Bonifati and Isadora Pei from Italy, Marcelo Miguel from Brazil/Germany, and Alberto Martinez Guinaldo from Spain/Belgium. In 2008 a group of performers from 23 different countries met at Odin Teatret to take part in the performance The Marriage of Medea directed by Eugenio Barba. The performance was the celebration of the wedding between Jason and the foreign Medea, separated by geographical and cultural differences. Jason's family was interpreted by a multi-ethnical group of artists, some of which continued the training experience started in Denmark taking the message of celebration and feast to other cities, with actions of exchange and barter, with the aim of sharing theatre as intellectual stimulus and cultural promotion. The Jasonites have realised intercultural theatre projects in Turin (Italy), San José (Costa Rica), Freiburg (Germany); participated in Odin Teatret's project Teater som interferens conducting workshops and performances in schools, day-care centres and hospitals, and in the performance Ur-Hamlet directed by Eugenio Barba; and produced Passeportout (directed by Giuseppe L. Bonifati) and Shakespills (directed by Julia Varley with Eugenio Barba's supervision). Since 2011 The Jasonites are artists in residence at Odin Teatret for about six months a year.



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    Applications must reach Odin Teatret by November 1st, 2012 and a selection of participants will be made by November 15th. The application form below must be addressed to , attention Nathalie Jabalé, and marked THE JASONITES IN REHEARSAL


    FEE: 1.500 DKK (about 200 Euro) for the workshop including spartan lodging in the Odin guesthouse, free access to services (kitchen, laundry and internet), use of working venues and stage equipment. To be paid by November30th, 2012 once you have received confirmation of selection. Participants will be requested to help with practical tasks inside the theatre, including daily cleaning.







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