ODIN TEATRET - NORDISK TEATERLABORATORIUM
within the framework of the European Culture Project Caravan - Artists on the Road and the Laboratory Theatre Network
Symposium: Theatre as a Laboratory for community interaction
Holstebro, 15 - 19 May 2014
Theatre, aiming at exchange and social interference, becomes a means to activate a potential cultural energy, displaying anomalous and exceptional experiences... Going beyond its artistic objectives, theatre becomes a cultural motor which infuses equal dignity to the different forms of expression in a community.
In general discussions, community theatre has often been dismissed as belonging to an amateur sphere that does not demand rigour and discipline resulting in performances of poor quality with the excuse of a political, social or didactic message. During the Symposium speakers of diverse origins and experience will confront the theme of a theatre laboratory's engagement in the community hoping to bring a different point of view. Performances will be presented to contribute to the discussion.
The symposium is open to 30 participants. Applications must reach Odin Teatret by 28 March 2014.
further information: www.odinteatret.dk/