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    Ageless Giants – Crossing III

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    In the framework of

    Holstebro Kommune - Odin Teatret - IKC, Interkulturelt Center





    27 March - 24 April 2013


    A one month course and practical intervention led by Deborah Hunt and The Jasonites (artists in residence at Odin Teatret)

    with the supervision of Julia Varley

    Deborah Hunt will help participants build masks and puppets of different sizes and then lead sessions to give life to these particular objects and build dialogues and scenes with them. The Jasonites will lead the participants in physical training and composition, sessions of percussion and music, and elements of actor's dramaturgy.

    Deborah Hunt   and The Jasonites will collaborate for the creation of performative sequences which will then be presented at Odin Teatret, in schools, old people's homes and other places in in Holstebro to complete the pedagogical experience with the rigour demanded by the meeting of the spectator and the concrete intervention in the community. Each participant will be responsible for the preparation and planning of an event in town.


    During the month of April, there will be a meeting with Eugenio Barba, performances and work demonstrations with Julia Varley and other actors of Odin Teatret, and the group performance Inside the Skeleton of the Whale will be shown to the workshop participants.


    Language: The workshop will be conducted in English. Deborah Hunt can communicate with the participants in Spanish and The Jasonites in Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese.


    DEBORAH HUNT is a mask maker, puppeteer and performance artist with over 40 years of experience in the creation and presentation of self-devised  works. Working bilingually (English and Spanish), Deborah teaches puppetry and mask performance and travels internationally giving site specific workshops and performances. She was born in New Zealand and is now based in Puerto Rico. She is co-founder and artistic director of Toporojo, a theatre company which worked in New Mexico from 1985 to 1988 and a member of the well-known research theatre group Red Mole Enterprises in New Zealand from 1976 to 1984. Deborah is the director of Maskhunt Motions, a nomadic laboratory for experimental object theatre work. She is a member of the Magdalena Project, an international network of women in contemporary theatre and member of the North American Commission of UNIMA. She has published Mas caras con mascaras, a manual for the construction of masks (also available in English as Masks, and Masked Faces) and Titeres, titererias y Gogmagog, a manual for puppet construction.


    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 be addressed


    attention Nathalie Jabalé

    and marked CROSSING 3



    FEE: 4.800 DKK (about 644 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. Participants will be requested to help with practical tasks inside the theatre, including daily cleaning.





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