Feats of Performing

Feats of Performing - Festuge 2024

4.500 - 6.000 kr.
24 May. - 9 Jun.

DOWNLOAD HERE the application form, fill it and send it to dk@ntl.dk
Application deadline: 26 April 2024
Early bird: 22 March
Answer: 30 April

Are you interested in developing your talents as a performer? Would you like to expand your repertoire of available acting skills, including approaches developed by Odin Teatret? 

Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium presents an intense workshop for actors, dancers and/or musicians, which will take place here at the theatre during two weeks from May to June 2024 (arrival 23rd May – departure 10th June) with the extraordinary possibility to extend the stay for another week (departure 18th June) to assist in the artistic process of the Holstebro Festuge (Festive Week).

The workshop begins each day with physical and vocal training.
The work is concentrated on unique practices developed by Odin Teatret, using sticks as a tangible force to illustrate the dynamic core of the performer.

The afternoons will be devoted to the creation of material derived from the training, and we will work in depth with decoding the expressions of the body, its signs, with organic rhythm and repetitions.

The process will give birth to a performance which will be presented during the Festive Week 2024 (Holstebro Festuge), celebrating the 750 year jubilee of Holstebro.

The workshop participants will present their work on the 9th of June, in a performance with more than one hundred performers and musicians. The performance will take place alongside the iconic stream Storeåen (The Big River), and its many bridges, in Holstebro.

The performance is a partnership with The Human Mosaic Project, which entails Teatr Brama (Poland), Fabrica Athens (Greece), Asociatia Culturala Replika and Teatrul Masca (Romania).
More information will be shared with the workshop participants.


All summer Masterclasses

The Dance of Intentions

The Path of Actions

Act How - Exchange, Learn, Act (English session)

Act How - Intercambiar, Aprender, Actuar (en español)

A Process in Search of Hidden Meanings

Workshop for actors, dancers and musicians, conducted by Donald Kitt, held annually during 2 weeks of January at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium in Denmark.

Every morning begins with physical and vocal training. With the focus on exercises developed by Odin Teatret using sticks as a tangible force, illustrating the dynamic centre (core) of the performer.

The afternoons will be devoted to the creation of material inspired by the training and by participant proposals, as well as work on codification, organicity, rhythm and repetition.

The workshop is conducted by Donald Kitt, actor at Odin Teatret


Donald Kitt was born in Canada in 1964, just a few days after Odin Teatret was born.

After studying at the University of Winnipeg, he acted in many performances until 1989, when he co-created Primus Theatre in Canada, a company dedicated to original, multi-disciplinary performances which toured throughout Canada, USA and Europe.

After the group ceased its activities in 1998, Donald Kitt moved to Italy where he worked as a performer, teacher and stilt instructor.

Donald studied and performed Topeng dance in Bali (1996) under the guidance of the Balinese Master I Made Djimat. In 2006 Donald joined Odin Teatret and now, as well as acting, he directs, performs on stilts, teaches workshops and instructs young stilters and performers involved in barters and transformances (theatricalisation of a specific social milieu) in Denmark.


Prices for 2024


  • 6.000 DKK, regular price 
  • 5.000 DKK, Early Bird
  • 4.500 DKK Students* / Group discount for participants from the same organization/institution

*Students must present a valid student card to receive the discount

Included in the price:

  • Access to workspaces and common areas such as music rooms, library, archives and video rooms
  • Staying in shared rooms, bathrooms and shower rooms
  • Kitchen with equipment to prepare and eat your own food, including a fridge to store your personal food
  • Access to washing machine

Not Included:

  • Travel to and from the theatre
  • Food


Background could be actors, theatre students, dancers, performers, musicians, and anyone with a passion and interest in discovering techniques and tools of theatre practice

Practical information

  • The workshop will be held in English and the leader can communicate in Italian and Spanish
  • All participants will receive an official certificate of participation

When you attend a workshop at NTL

You will have the opportunity to meet and network with the house's artists and guests, as well as see selected performances that are played during the length of the workshop.

There is a very special atmosphere in our historic theatre, and you will be invited to the house meetings and activities when it fits with your programme.

The Dance of Intentions

The Dance of Intentions - Holstebro

6 - 18 May.
The Path of Actions - summer session

The Path of Actions - summer session

30 Jun. - 14 Jul.
ACTHOW - Exchange Learn Perform

ACT HOW - Exchange, Learn, Act (English session)

11 - 25 Aug.