We are proud to present Elsa Kvamme’s documentary about Odin Teatret; a road movie with Eugenio Barba, going back to Odin Teatret’s origins and how the group conquered the world. Odin Teatret is today one of the world’s oldest and most famous theatre companies.
But what drives Eugenio Barba, and how has he managed to keep a small theatre group alive for over 50 years? In this film we follow him back to Oslo, where he started Odin Teatret from nothing. Further on to Opole, where Grotowskis “poor theatre” developed a new, physical style of performance, in order to avoid the communism censorship. And Holstebro, where Odin Teatret’s presence has influenced the city’s development. What opportunities does the theatre have to survive in a commercialism time?
The film music is composed by Henning Sommerro. With a handful of musicians he, and a few musicians, gives us a little concert, based on the soundtrack, before the film.
Elsa Kvamme will introduce the movie, and it will be opportunity for questions and discussion after the screening.
Language: Norwegian, with english subtexts
Concept and direction: Elsa Kvamme
Photo: Nils Petter Lotherington; Tore Vollan; Claire Coriat
Clip: Claire Coriat; Erik Aster
Music: Henning Sommerro
Henning Sommerro - keyboard-accordion-vocal
Magnhild Skomedal Torvanger - fviolin
Rolv Olav Eide - percussion