Julia Varley, the importance of the action
𝗝𝘂𝗹𝗶𝗮 𝗩𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗲𝘆 is acting / directing / teaching / organising / writing. She joined Odin Teatret in 1976. With Odin Teatret, Julia Varley teaches in schools and universities and has synthesised her experience in four work demonstrations: The Echo of Silence, The Dead Brother, Text, Action, Relations and The Flying Carpet. Since 1990 she has been involved in the conception and organisation of ISTA (International School of Theatre Anthropology) and of the University of Eurasian Theatre, both directed by Eugenio Barba. Since its beginning in 1986 she has been active in The Magdalena Project, a network of women in contemporary theatre. She is also artistic director of Transit International Festival (since 1992), Holstebro, and editor of The Open Page, a journal devoted to women's work in theatre. In the framework of The Magdalena Project, Julia also takes part in the collaborative project "Women with Big Eyes" which has been performed in Denmark and Cuba. In connection with Odin Teatret's intercultural productions and Holstebro Festuge, Julia has started an ongoing pedagogical collaboration with groups of young actors ("Ageless", "Jasonites", "Ur-Hamlet Foreigners") both in Denmark and abroad. Julia Varley directs her regular longlasting students. Her articles and essays have been published in journals such as The Mime Journal, New Theatre Quarterly, Teatro e Storia, Conjunto, Lapis, The Open Page, Performance Research, Teatro XXI and Máscara. https://odinteatret.dk/artistic-ensembles/odin-teatret/actors/julia-varley/
"It is in search of the action that I started making theatre. Action is something that changes and transforms, so that reality is no longer the same."
"Enjoy the process, enjoy the time it takes, and allow the result to come, do not search for it."
The interview on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeAbBU1s1Rs
Our YouTube Channel has been created to share 7 web-series with statements of invited artists from the Magdalena Project Network. They will speak about feminism, cultural work and the creation of online collaborative platforms for women.
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