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Odin Theatre - present withing Eurothalia Festival

10 October 2017

The European Theatre Festival Eurothalia organized by the German State Theatre Timisoara (GSTT) continues with the following performances:

“Moliendo café”, a co-production of the German State Theatre Timisoara and the Hungarian State Theatre „Csiky Gergely” Timisoara
Wednesday the 11th of October 2017, at 18 o’clock
in the Hall of the German State Theatre;

“The Country where Trees Fly”, a film directed by David Barletti & Jacopo Quadri
Wednesday the 11th of October 2017, at 18:30 o’clock
in the studio hall of the Hungarian State Theatre “Csiky Gergely” Timișoara


“Salt”, a Odin Theatre production
Wednesday, the 11th of October, at 21 o’clock
in the Hall at SC Hydromatic Sistem SRL.

„Moliendo café” is the first co-production of the German State Theatre and the Hungarian State Theatre „Csiky Gergely” in Timisoara, as well as the first collaboration of these theatres with Silviu Purcărete. Scenography for the show is signed by Dragoș Buhagiar, and music is by composer Vasile Șirli. „Moliendo café” was born of the improvisations of the actors under the artistic guidance of director Silviu Purcărete and has coffee as a theme, as well as the world of flavours and sensations that this brings with it. „Coffee, much like theatre, is one of two absolute and indispensable gratuities – they’re useless, but everyone uses them”, argues the director. The sequences in the show were conceived by the united troops of the German State Theatre and the Hungarian State Theatre “Csiky Gergely. In order to overcome the barriers of verbal communication, the show uses body language as a primary means of expression.

“The Country Where Trees Fly” is a documentary film about the theatre company Odin Teatret. In a quiet Danish province preparations are underway for the 50th Anniversary celebrations of Odin Teatret, the company which has changed the direction of theatre in the second half of the twentieth century under the guidance of Eugenio Barba, enriching its alphabet by feeding on the theatrical cultures of the world. From the most far-reaching latitudes of the planet - Kenya, Bali, Brazil, India and Europe, too - teams of children, youths and artists come to the town of Holstebro bringing energy to this collective event with their acrobatics, music and voice, all under the impetuous gaze of the barefoot, white-haired director.

Odin Teatret is not just a theatre company; it is an extensive and timeless community, a visionary flow and uncompromising pace of life, it is a tangle of wild humanity whose constancy, intuitions, paradoxes and horizons are tenderly examined in this film.

The performance “Salt” is based on the short story Letter to the wind from “It is getting later and later”, a novel in the form of letters by Antonio Tabucchi. Scenic adaptation and direction are signed by Eugenio Barba. The show evokes a female odyssey. A woman travels from one Mediterranean island to another in search of a loved one who has disappeared. A phantom accompanies her in a dance which brings her closer to an awareness of a definitive absence.

Andreea Andrei - Artistic Consultant
Gabriela Schinderman- Secretary

Photo: Image from „Moliendo café” and „Salt”. The photograph can be used in mass-media and promotional goals, including in electronic media.

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