Det kroniske liv


13. - 14. Feb 2020




Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

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120 / 60 Kr.


An Odin Teatret ensemble performance

Dedicated to Anna Politkovskaya and Natalia Estemirova. Russian writers and human right activists, murdered by anonymous thugs in 2006 and 2009 for their opposition to the Chechnyan conflict.

Characters: a Black Madonna, the widow of a Basque officer, a Chechnyan refugee, a Rumanian housewife, a Danish lawyer, a rock musician from the Faroe Islands, a Colombian boy searching for his father disappeared in Europe, an Italian street violinist, two mercenaries.

The Chronic Life takes place simultaneously in different countries of Europe in 2031, after the third civil war. Individuals and groups with different backgrounds come together and challenge each other driven by uprooting war and unemployment. A boy arrives from Latin America in search of his father who has inexplicably disappeared. "Stop searching for your father" people tell him while escorting him from door to door.

It is neither knowledge nor innocence that saves the boy. A new ignorance helps him to discover his door. Amid the bewilderment of all of us who no longer believe in the unbelievable: that just one victim is worth more than any value. More than God.


* The performance is not suitable for children under 12 years.

Actors: Kai Bredholt, Roberta Carreri, Jan Ferslev, Elena Floris, Donald Kitt, Tage Larsen, Carolina Pizarro, Fausto Pro, Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Julia Varley  

Text: Ursula Andkjær Olsen and Odin Teatret  
Dramaturg: Thomas Bredsdorff   
Literary advisor:Nando Taviani  
Light design: Odin Teatret   
Light advisor: Jesper Kongshaug  
Scenic space: Odin Teatret   
Scenic space advisors: Jan de Neergaard, Antonella Diana   
Music: Odin Teatret, traditional and modern melodies   
Costumes: Odin Teatret, Jan de Neergaard   
Technical director: Fausto Pro   
Assistant directors:Raúl Iaiza, Pierangelo Pompa, Ana Woolf
Dramaturgy and directing: Eugenio Barba

PRODUCTION: Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Holstebro), Teatro de La Abadía (Madrid), The Grotowski Institute (Wroclaw)


60 DKK for students, pensioners and groups of 10+

Online booking (see above right)

You are also welcome to contact us on tel. +45 9742 4777
Mon - Fri between 9.00 -15.00 hrs.