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In Transit-Hidden Directions

Year: 1992-1993, 45 mins
Code: OD-Tran

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Directors explain their processes and principles: women directors who are seeking a new way of working, their own way of working, alternatives for the developing generation of directors. This video was recorded during the TRANSIT FESTIVAL, held at Odin Teatret, 1-5 November 1992. The aim of the festival was to investigate new and evolving ways of directing. Each performance shown was followed by a process explanation in which the director and actors reconstructed and explained how they had worked on the performance. Thus the secret aspects of the work, the hidden directions, the process, was uncovered. IN TRANSIT - HIDDEN DIRECTIONS takes extracts from performances, process explanations and interviews made at the festival. 1992-1993. Colour, in English.

Odin Teatret is a theatre group based in Holstebro, Denmark. It was founded by Italian theatre director Eugenio Barba in 1964. Odin Teatret is a part of NTL, Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium, which also includes the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA), founded in 1979, and the Centre for Theatre Laboratory Studies (CTLS), founded in 2002. Founding Director Eugenio Barba continues to lead the company, and some of the original actors are still with the company. The current (2018) company of actors is Luis Alonso, Kai Bredholt, Roberta Carreri, Jan Ferslev, Elena Floris, Donald Kitt, Tage Larsen, Else Marie Laukvik (founding member), Caroline Pizarro, Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Julia Varley, Frans Winther, Parvathy Baul and I Wayan Bawa. Odin Teatret has created some 74 performances, of which about 25 are still in its current repertoire. A full list of performances can be found on the company's web site. The most recent performance is The Tree, which premiered in September 2016 and is now touring world wide. Odin Teatret's publishing activities began in the 1960s with the publication of the magazine T.T.T. (Teatrets Teori og Teknikk) and Jerzy Grotowski’s book Towards a Poor Theatre, which was translated into more than fifteen languages. Today it publishes books about Odin Teatret and ISTA; videos of Odin Teatret's performances, pedagogy and training; videos of other practitioners' productions and pedagogy; music; posters; and the journal The Open Page

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