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Roberta Carreri

Roberta Carreri

Roberta Carreri is an actor, teacher, writer and organiser. She was born in 1953 in Milan, Italy, where she graduated in Advertising Design and studied History of Art at the Milan State University. She joined Odin Teatret in 1974 during the group’s stay in Carpignano, Italy. Roberta Carreri has taken part in ISTA (International School of Theatre Anthropology) since its beginning in 1980, coming into contact with performing techniques from Japan, India, Bali and China. This has influenced her work as an actress and teacher. From 1980 to 1986 she studied with Japanese masters such as Katsuko Azuma (Nihon Buyo dancer), Natsu Nakajima and Kazuo Ohno (Butoh dancers). She gives workshops for actors all over the world and presents, as a work demonstration, her professional autobiography, Traces in the Snow. She organises and leads the annual international workshop Odin Week Festival in Holstebro and abroad. In 2009 she directed Rumor with Cinzia Ciaramicoli for Masakini Theatre Company (Malaysia). In 2014 The Woman Who Spat Out the Apple, with Rosa Antuña – Núcleo de Criaçao Rosa Antuña (Brazil). Her professional experiences are presented in The Actor’s Way, edited by Erik Exe Christoffersen. Roberta Carreri has written her own book Tracce (published in 2007 by Edizioni Il Principe Costante, Milano (in Italian); in 2012 by Editora Perspectiva, Brazil (in Portuguese) and Ed. Artezblai, Spain; and Triskel Artes Escénicas, Chile (in Spanish); in 2013 by El Apuntador Ediciones, Argentina (in Spanish); in 2014 by Routledge, UK/USA (in English), in which she relives the most relevant aspects of her theatre life – her training, pedagogy and her story as an actress of Odin Teatret. Her articles have been published in journals such as New Theatre Quarterly, Teatro e Storia, Máscara, The Open Page, Peripeti and Performance Research.

The Book of Dances
Presenze e Figure
Come! And the Day will be Ours
The Million
Brecht’s Ashes
The Gospel According to Oxyrhincus
Rooms in the Emperor’s Palace
Inside the Skeleton of the Whale
Ode to Progress
Great Cities under the Moon
Andersen’s Dream
Don Giovanni all’Inferno
The Chronic Life
The Tree

Performance Demonstrations
Traces in the Snow
The Whispering Winds in Theatre and Dance
Dialogue between Two Actors
Letter to the Wind
Nora’s Way

Theatrum Mundi performances
Four Poems for Sanjukta
Ego Faust
The Island of Labyrinths

Odin performances for children
Dennis, the Woolf
J.S. Bach

NTL Co-Production
Flowers for Torgeir

Performances directed by Roberta Carreri for other companies
The Woman Who Spat Out the Apple (with Rosa Antuña, Núcleo de Criaçao Rosa Antuña)
Rumor (with Cinzia Ciaramicoli for Masakini Theatre Company)
The Empty Nest (“Nido vacío”, with Carolina Pizarro and Guilia Varotto)