The Echo of Silence by Julia Varley
The voice of the actor and the text presented to the spectators compose the music of a performance. In theatre, which seems to be free of the codes we find in music, the actor needs to create a labyrinth of rules, references and resistance to follow or refuse so as to achieve a personal expression and recognise his/her own voice.
Odin Teatret is one of the most influential theatre groups in contemporary theatre. It has a worldwide reputation for its artistic achievements, based on the discipline of its rigorous actor training and on the appreciation and relevance of multiculturalism in the performing arts.
Julia Varley was born in 1954 in London. She started at Odin Teatret in 1976. Apart from acting Julia has been active in writing, directing and organising. She is responsible for Transit Festival, an International Theatre Festival and Meeting, and she is editor of The Open Page, a journal devoted to women’s work in theatre.
Tuesday 1 November 2005 @ 6pm