Moon of Asia co-production
With the support of Asian Culture Center (ACC) in Gwangju South Korea, Eurasian Theatre Institute Seoul (ETI) and Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret (NTL-OT), a new journey starts in 2021. Everything has a beginning, and this co-production is a continuation of a longer process built on mutual understanding and a shared mission. How can two continents share, understand, and heal the wounds of human beings trapped in wars? Both sides have a memory, a past of cruelty and victories.
The Moon of Asia co-production consists of a new constellation of artists at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret. Actors from Odin Teatret’s own ensemble, and young artists who only know the history of war through images, footage and writing, artistically bridge the past and present, and point towards the future
The Moon of Asia co-production is based on a showcase performance named Sorrow and Seeds, performed in 2020 at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium-Odin Teatret. The showcase performance was a collaboration between Asia Cultural Centre in Gwangju (ACC), Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (NTL) and Eurasian Theatre Institute (ETI) led by Professor Dongil Lee in South Korea. The collaboration was made by a creative team composed by Kai Bredholt, actor at the Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret and director of Sorrow and Seeds; theatre professor Dongil Lee, co- director of Sorrows and Seeds, and founder of Eurasian Theatre Institute; and Søs Banke, dramaturg of Sorrow and seeds, employed at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium-Odin Teatret.
The creation of the Sorrow and Seeds was based on the book The Sorrow of War written by Bao Ninh.