Transit IV, Denmark 2004

Roots in Transit, the fourth Transit Festival, was held at Odin Teatret, Holstebro, Denmark, 15-25 January 2004.

Roots are usually imagined sinking into the ground and going backwards in time. In cultural terms roots usually represent an existing identity to which people belong and which they sometimes wish to acknowledge. Roots in Transit would like to propose a different image: active, germinating, sprouting roots that point outwards, forwards and upwards. Roots which allow us to stand upright autonomously and move. Roots that give a boundless sense of future. Roots like seeds that we plant in the air, in the water, in places far away from the earth where we were born, or roots that lead us back into our environment of origin after having travelled across foreign landscapes.

Julia Varley

Photos: on this web site and on the Odin Teatret web site.


Video: "Roots in Transit" documents the practical workshops, demonstrations, performances, training, videos, lectures, discussions and concerts during TRANSIT IV, International Women's Theatre Festival held at Odin Teatret, Holstebro, Denmark, 15th to 25th January 2004 in association with The Magdalena Project. ROOTS IN TRANSIT has been supported by The Culture 2000 Programme of the European Union.

Video production by Praxis Pictures for Odin Teatret Film supported by Creative New Zealand. Colour. 60 min. In English. Available on DVD from Odin Teatret Webshop and on streaming on Odin Streaming.