Ikarus Stage Arts


Ikarus Stage Arts is an international ensemble based in Holstebro, Denmark, consisting of performers from 10 different countries. The group is a part of Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium and is led and directed by Carolina Pizarro and Luis Alonso, both of them actors of the Odin Teatret ensemble. Ikarus Stage Arts repertoire is very diverse, including street theatre, parades, theatrical concerts and stage performances where music and movement is the core.

The group has participated in numerous events and festivals in Europe, Asia and America addressing all sorts of audiences. Alongside performing, Ikarus Stage Arts also impulses the development of communities through performing arts by developing projects that focus on social inclusion and personal development.

Performance piece: The Southern Cimbalom. Metamorfosis – Ikarus Stage Arts

In this performance Ikarus Stage Arts will share two extracts of their concerts The Southern Cimbalom and Metamorfosis. The Southern Cimbalom is a concert of solo cimbalom – a Eastern European string/percussion instrument – performed by the Chilean musician Rodrigo Contreras. In a journey through Balkan traditional melodies, original compositions and adaptations of Latin-American music for cimbalom, this concert invites the audience to think over the yearning for home from the point of view of a foreigner.

For the second part of the concert, the rest of the musical ensemble will join the cimbalom in order to perform metamorfosis, a piece that invites to reflect about what can blossom between the ashes of the difficulties life sometimes bring our way . The whole ensemble will continue this journey through international music bringing energy, joy and just the right amount of melancholy to everyone in the room.