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    TRAVELOG 2009


    - a selection of letters, news, reactions, thoughts (both ours and those of others), experiences from Holstebro and travels abroad

     

    07.12.2009

    "L'Orto dei Frutti Dimenticati", Parco Claudio Meldolesi è realizzato! Realizzato dal Teatro Ridotto in collaborazione con : Odin Teatret , Coop Adriatica, Arci, Q.re Borgo Panigale.

    INAUGURAZIONE 21 MARZO 2010, ORE 15:30

     

    Il progetto che proponiamo vuole essere un modo concreto per ricordare la figura di Claudio Meldolesi. Nel prato retrostante lo spazio del Teatro Ridotto e della Casa delle Culture e dei Teatri esiste una installazione di Tonino Guerra chiamata "Il Bosco dei Pensieri", costituita da sculture originali pensate appositamente da Guerra per questo spazio. L'idea è di integrare l'installazione con piante da frutto salvate dall'estinzione e recuperate per la gioia di chi le ha conosciute e di chi le vede per la prima volta, tanti bei frutti profumati, dai colori caldi e dai nomi spesso originali: giuggiole, pere spadone, corniole, nespole, mele cotogne, corbezzoli, azzeruole, sorbe, perevolpine e altre, "L'Orto dei Frutti Dimenticati".
    Diceva sempre ai suoi collaboratori il professor Claudio Meldolesi: " Il bravo giardiniere, nell'aiuola, riconosce non solo i fiori belli ma anche i piccoli fiorellini selvatici".
    L'Orto dei Frutti Dimenticati ha una profonda attinenza con tutto ciò che cercava Meldolesi: piante da frutto che la commercializzazione della modernità ha cancellato, frutti bizzarri e selvatici come quei teatri non usuali che Claudio ricercava, e che spesso la modernità e lo spirito dei tempi spinge ai margini; ma non per questo meno importanti di altri.
    Il parco che vogliamo realizzare vuole essere un omaggio alla pratica che Meldolesi perseguiva, un modo concreto per ricordare una figura centrale nella pratica del teatro.
    Il parco e l'installazione di Tonino Guerra saranno un unicum, l'Orto dei Frutti Dimenticati è stato realizzato da Guerra a Pennabilli, e dal paese di Casola Valsenio, è un'occasione per mantenere in vita una tradizione ormai pressoché scomparsa, schiacciata dal consumismo.

     

    Teatro Ridotto, La Casa delle Culture e dei Teatri
    Via Marco Emilio Lepido, 255; Lavino di mezzo - 40132 Bologna
    (Autobus 87 dal centro di Bologna)
    Tel. 051402051 -  3339911554
    e-mail:
    teatroridotto@gmail.com ; Sito web: www.teatroridotto.it

     

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    05.11.2009
    Ulrik Skeel får Holstebro Kommunes Kulturpris 2009


    Kommunens første kulturpris til koordinatoren på Odin Teatret i Holstebro

    Byrådets Kultur- og Fritidsudvalg besluttede på mødet den 28. oktober at tildele koordinator på Odin Teatret i Holstebro, Ulrik Skeel, Holstebro Kommunes Kulturpris 2009.
    Prisen, der er på 25.000 kr.,overrækkes
    torsdag aften den 5. november på Knudsens i Holstebro i forbindelse med arrangementet "Poesi på en Torsdag".
    I begrundelsen for at tildele Ulrik Skeel årets kulturpris understreger Kultur- og Fritidsudvalget bl.a., at "han har fortjent prisen for sit samlede virke gennem mange år for kunst og kultur i Holstebro Kommune og for hans betydning for hele det midt- og vestjyske område".
    Udvalget lægger i sin begrundelse bl.a. vægt på Ulrik Skeels indsats i forbindelse med Kulturfestival Vinden i 2003 og Kulturfestival Mørket, der har kørt siden starten af oktober i år.
    Ulrik Skeel er f.eks. også en drivende kraft bag lyrik-arrangementet "Poesi på en Torsdag" på Knudsens i Holstebro. Derfor har det også været naturligt for Kultur- og Fritidsudvalget netop at vælge dette arrangement på Knudsens som ramme for uddelingen af prisen til Ulrik Skeel.

    Vedlagt hele Kultur- og Fritidsudvalgets begrundelse for valget af Ulrik Skeel til Holstebro Kommunes Kulturpris 2009.


    Den første kulturpris
    Det er første gang, at Holstebro Kommunes Kulturpris uddeles. Siden 1987 har kommunen hvert år uddelt en musikpris, men tidligere i år besluttede Kultur- og Fritidsudvalget at gøre prisen "bredere", så den dækker hele kulturlivet.
    Kulturprisen kan tildeles enkeltpersoner, grupper, foreninger og institutioner i eller uden for Holstebro Kommune:

    • Der har ydet en fremragende indsats inden for billedkunst, drama, musik, dans eller andet kunstnerisk område som amatør eller professionel.
    • Der har været med til at fremme og synliggøre kulturelle aktiviteter i Holstebro Kommune.
    • Der har udvist kulturelt mod og nytænkning.
    • Der har taget initiativer og virket som igangsætter og inspirator på det kulturelle område.

    Flere oplysninger
    Formand for Kultur- og Fritidsudvalget, H. C. Østerby, tlf. 2144 0150.
    Direktør for Kultur og Fritid, Hans Kr. Didriksen, tlf. 9611 6900, mobil 2033 1299

     

    Læs her Indstilling Ulrik Skeel fra Odin Teatret til Holstebro Kommunes Kulturpris (klik)

    Læs her H.C. Østerbys tale til Ulrik Skeel ved overrÆkkelsen af Holstebro Kommunes Kulturpris (klik)


    Læs her Ulrik Skeels takketale (klik)

     

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    01.11.2009

    Carta a Roxana Pineda y Joel Sáez en ocasión de los 20 años del Estudio Teatral de Santa Clara, en Cuba

     

    Felicitaciones por vuestras dos décadas, Roxana y Joel, hermanitos del Estudio Teatral de Santa Clara. Ustedes ya no son jovencitos que prometen, ingenuos y soñadores. Con orgullo veo vuestras alas robustas y cuánto es alto vuestro vuelo. Sin embargo no olviden, como nunca lo hacemos nosotros del Odin Teatret, que apenas ponen los pies sobre la tierra, las trampas están allí esperándolos.

    Me siento muy cerca de vosotros porque tengo la impresión - aunque nunca hemos hablado de esto - de que compartimos una misma fe: que el teatro no puede prescindir de ser político. E sto no quiere decir hablar de política, sino tener una política, una visión de cómo es el mundo y de cómo, en cambio, lo querríamos. Dos mundos. Y entre ellos una gran distancia que imagino como un desierto en el que florecen las calaveras y los huesos que la Historia nos ha dejado.

     

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    22.10.2009

    Eugenio Barba is awarded the Diploma for outstanding contribution to the promotion of Poland in the World


    In a ceremony at the Belvedere Palace on  October 22,  Radosław Sikorski presented the annual diplomas of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for outstanding services in the promotion of Poland in the world.

    Minister Sikorski has awarded the distinctions for 2008 to the following persons and organizations: Kamal Abdullayev, artists and curators of the Polish pavilion at the 11th  Venice Architecture Biennale (Nicolas Grospierre, Kobas Laksa, Grzegorz Piątek, Jarosław Trybuś), Natalia Astafyeva, Eugenio Barba, Marcin Janusz Gortat, Theodor Kanitzer, Marcin Kościelnicki, Gilbert Van Landschoot, Wojciech Nawrot, Chris Niedenthal, Magdalena Materna, Kinga Miodońska-Joucaviel, Natalia Partyka, Akumal Ramachander,  Alex Storożyński,  the Wilno Heritage Society and Krzysztof Wodiczko.

    The diplomas have been granted since 1970, at first - to Poles and Polish expatriates, for services to Polish culture around the world. Since 1999, under a broader formula of the award, the diplomas can be granted to any person - regardless of nationality or country of origin - who contributes to the international promotion of Poland in such areas as culture, politics, science or economy. Institutions and organizations  are also eligible.  This formula makes it possible to honor  all those who help create a distinct, objective image of Poland around the world.

    Unfortunately due to work commitments Eugenio Barba was not able to attend the ceremony.

     

    Read Eugenio Barba's letter of thank you
    sent to the Ambassador of the Repulic of Poland in Denmark (Klik)

     

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    21.10.2009

     

    On October 21, we are opening the Grotowski Institute Reading Room, which will provide the public with access to the Institute's extensive archival collections, including:
    >>> texts by Jerzy Grotowski (edited by Prof. Zbigniew Osinski, Tadeusz Burzynski and others) and the essential canon of literature about Jerzy Grotowski in Polish, English, Italian and French, including unpublished texts
    >>> films related to Jerzy Grotowski and the Laboratory Theater
    >>> a wide array of literature about theater anthropology (related, among other things, to sessions of Eugenio Barba's International School of Theater Anthropology), Odin Teatret, and Oriental theater (in Polish and other languages)
    >>> materials concerning the Gardzienice Center for Theater Pr actices
    >>> a unique collection of archival material from Cracow's Cricoteka: recordings of Tadeusz Kantor's Cricot 2 performances, books and reviews
    >>> a collection of Polish theater magazines, including "Notatnik Teatralny";  "Scena";  "Teatr"; and "Didaskalia", and a selection of foreign magazines
    >>> newspaper clippings regarding activities of the Grotowski Center and the Grotowski Institute, archival posters and theater programs.



    The Reading Room collections can be accessed on the premises. The Reading Room is equipped with computer workstations with Internet access that enable readers to view audiovisual materials. There are also plans to hold film screenings for organized groups as part of Theater Cinema.

    Researchers who submit a letter of reference issued by their college, or by other institution, will be able to access the Institute's Archives special collections.



    The Reading Room will be open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
    Contact: Aneta Kurek - aneta@grotowski-institute.art.pl

     

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    23.09.2009

    Eugenio Barba receives Honorary Degree of EAMT - Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre


    " to mark Your exceptional favors for theatre culture. Your book "The Paper Canoe" is translated into Estonian and is very popular among the actors, theatre lovers and drama students. We would also like to distinguish Your huge work in popularizing Jersey Grotowski's book "Actor's Training".

     

    The honorary doctors of the EAMT include Gustav Ernesaks, Neeme Järvi, Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Roman Toi, Arbo Valdma, Igor Bezrodny, Eri Klas, Kalle Randalu, Krzysztof Penderecki, Virgilijus Noreika.

    The ceremony for the new honorary doctors takes place on the 27th of September 2009 at 16.00 in the Estonia Concert Hall at the 90th anniversary concert of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.

    Unfortunately Eugenio Barba was unable to attend the ceremony.

    "The Sky of the Theatre" is the title of the speech of thanks sent by Eugenio Barba to the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.



    In English (click)

    In Italiano (click)

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    14.09.2009

    Iben Nagel Rasmussen

    Regula contra Regulam, Wrocław - Brzezinka, Poland, 7-11 IX 2009

     

    A five-day seminar lead by Iben Nagel Rasmussen for the participants of Regula contra Regulam, a pedagogical seminar organized by Teatro la Madrugada at Grotowski Institute in Poland.

    Regula contra Regulam is a long-term project, with regular meeting sessions since 2003. The project's objective is the development of practical research into the relationship between three areas of the actor's work: training, actor's dramaturgy, choral singing.

     

    The sessions take place in the forest base of Grotowski Institute in Brzezinka - the site where the para-theatrical projects of Jerzy Grotowski and Laboratory Theatre were undertaken.

     

    The project is currently undertaken by a closed group composed by members of Teatro La Madrugada and actors from other groups. Each session of the closed group is linked to an open session where the same lines of research are approached and tackled with participants from different contexts.

     

    The seminar with Iben Nagel Rasmussen (assisted by Sofia Monsalve) consisted of two seminars in fact - for each of the two groups involved in the project separately.

     

    The work involved physical and vocal training of the actor, building of a physical score, and elaborating the fixed material into dialogues in pairs.

     

    It was accompanied by other activities of the Regula session: acrobatics, choral singing, and the two groups' performance work, as well as a unique opportunity to see Grotowski's other forest bases in the nearby villages, now turned into ruin, scavenged by the local villagers, and overgrown with plants for three decades.

     

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    04.08.2009

    Iben Nagel Rasmussen

    Meetings with Remarkable Women, Wrocław, Poland, 31 VII - 2 VIII 2009


    Practical seminar within a project, which was a collaboration of Grotowski Institute (Wrocław, Poland) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project was directed by Virginie Magnat, a performer, educator and researcher, co-founder of the University of British Columbia's new Interdisciplinary Performance Program.

     

    Meetings with Remarkable Women explored the artistic journeys of women from different cultures and generations who shared a direct connection to Grotowski's legacy through their participation in the various periods of his life-long practical research. From July 7 to August 5, 2009, Grotowski Institute hosted the project's month-long laboratory of creative research, which consisted of five work sessions led by Rena Mirecka (Laboratory Theatre), Iben Nagel Rasmussen (Odin Teatret), Katharina Seyferth (Paratheatre/Theatre of Sources), Ang Gey Pin and Dora Arreola (Objective Drama Project and Art as Vehicle).

     

    The three-day seminar with Iben Nagel Rasmussen assisted by Sofia Monsalve and Uta Motz consisted of the work on the physical and vocal training of the actor, building of a physical score, and montage of the material into a sequence. The seminar was attended by 20 international participants of the whole Meetings with Remarkable Women project and lasted four hours a day.

     

    Physical training, as developed with Iben Nagel Rasmussen's long-term pedagogical seminar, "The Bridge of Winds", involved working with the exercises created to produce different, precise kinds of energy in the actor's body: the Wind Dance, the Green Energy, and the Samurai. Vocal training focused on working with the vocal resonators, vocal actions involving rhythm work in small groups, working with songs in three groups and elaborating them musically. The physical score was created by fixing three ways of pushing, pulling, and embracing in pairs, then used individually and elaborated by changing the size, using props, and putting a text on it. All of the material (three group rhythms with physical and vocal actions, the three group songs, elements of the training, and some of the individual physical scores with props and text) were put together into a sequence.

     

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    17.06.2009

    Odin Teatret pass on the rights   English Italian Spanish French

     

    Grotowski's Legacy

    The Rights for Towards a Poor Theatre


    17 June 2009, Eugenio Barba delivered into the hands of Jarek Fret, director of the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, the rights for Towards a Poor Theatre, the book by Jerzy Grotowski which, over the years, has become the most inspiring theatrical vision of the second half of the twentieth century. The book was originally published in English in 1968 by Odin Teatret's publishing house, at a time when Jerzy Grotowski needed shelter for himself and his activities from the ideological prejudices of the pro-Sovietic Polish regime. It was immediately translated into many languages in many countries, yet this classic of the theatre was only published in Poland in 2007.

    Towards a Poor Theatre was edited by Eugenio Barba who, in close collaboration with Jerzy Grotowski, brought together the latter's technical and theoretical writings, prophetic visions and interviews. The book also included ....

     

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    ABOUT


    ICARUS PUBLISHING ENTERPRISE

     

    Considering tht 50% of all books in translation worldwide are from English while only 6% are translated into English, Odin Teatret (Denmark), The Grotowski Institute (Poland) and Theatre Arts Researching the Foundations (Malta) have created Icarus Publishing Enterprise whose purpose is to present in English texts by artists and scholars about the practice an vision of theatre as a laboratory.

    Icarus was the name of a schooner that in 1697 sailed from Civitavecchia with a cargo destined for a Venetian merchant resident in the international trading port of Smyrna. Its mythological name was intended paradoxically as a bringer of good luck to ward off shipwrecks. In its hold, the small vessel also carried a luxurious curtain never used before, a few painted scenes and a number of scripts and musical scores from a theatre erected in Rome by Queen Cristina of Sweden and torn down on the order of Pope Clement X.

    Similar to that schooner, Icarus Publishing Enterprise wants to ferry into an international dimension writings of theatre artists and scholars who, despite their value, risk a limited circulation because of the language in which they have been written.

    We know by experience that theatre studies are effective only if they succeed in piercing the wrappings of academic common places and inspire those wishing to do theatre. In the books that Icarus Publishing Enterprise will translate and publish, in addition to a knowledge of the past, seeds of future occurrences are hidden. Many think that the theatre has no future. This may be so. But one thing is certain: in the future there will surely be something that we are unable to imagine now, but that will be called theatre.

     

    Odin Teatret (Denmark), The Grotowski Institute (Poland), Theatre Arts Researching the Foundations (Malta)

     

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    29.05.2009

    Lettera di Eugenio Barba

     

    AGLI ARTISTI AQUILANI:
    Cari amici, cari compagni, ho spesso pensato a voi. Un periodo di lavoro
    particolarmente intenso e nomade mi ha impedito, fino ad ora di scrivervi. Ogni
    volta che qualcuno mi portava notizie del vostro lavoro, delle dure condizioni in cui
    si svolge, delle strategie di resistenza che avete messo in opera e delle alleanze che
    avete saputo costruire, non potevo impedirmi d'essere fiero di voi, a cui mi sento
    legato per il tramite di alcune esperienze comuni e di alcune persone particolari che
    fra noi dell'Odin e voi hanno creato solidi ponti fatti d'aria, di luce e di
    collaborazione.
    Penso anche: "Per quanto tempo ce la faranno a tener duro?".

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    07.03.2009

    Odin Teatret tog afsked med sin velgører  UK Text IT Text SP Text



    Foto: Morten Melhede

     

    Skuespillerne fra Odin Teatret deltog i bisættelsen af Inger Landsted,
    som fik teatret til Holstebro.

     

    Af  Knud Jakobsen, kj@bergske.dk

    Holstebro: Det var Inger landsted, som i 1966 fik Odin Teatret til Holstebro, og da hun i går blev bisat fra Holstebro Kirke, viste det verdenskendte teater hende den sidste ære.
    Iført sit isbjørnekostume sang skuespiller Kai Bredholt to salmer i kirken, og da højtideligheden var slut, bar seks skuespillere fra Odin Teatret hende ud til den ventende rustvogn. Efter hendes eget ønske var de iført deres farvestrålende kostumer men uden masker.

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    Artikel fra Dagbladet Holstebro-Struer d. 7. marts 2009
    1. sektion, side 22.
    Gengivet med tilladelse fra Chefredaktør Erik Møller

     

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    22.02.2009

    The First Stone - Iben Nagel Rasmussen about Grotowski


    During the last period of his life Grotowski met regularly with a group of young directors in Italy. One of them Renzo Filippetti from Teatro Ridotto told him, that I together with a group of pupils had developed a special training called the Wind-Dance. Jerzy who did not speak very well italian misunderstood but was enthusiastic and proclaimed: it's fantastic. Iben has begun to dance la Danza del Ventre, which means belly dancing.

    Live-music begins and five belly dancers come dancing in. They fill the room and go to the tables where guests are eating and drinking - then out again

    The other night I had a strange dream: I was walking into a very exclusive restaurant together with Grotowski and someone who I don't remember.

    I put my hands lightly on their shoulders which made me start to levitate and fly over this very elegant restaurant. I didn' t have my own body but that of a soft, fluffy, pink, cloud-like animal. It felt incredibly funny, and we all began to laugh loudly until I said:  Eugenio doesn't really like me to fly. And I woke up.

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    THE FIRST STONE
    - A banquet for Ludwik Flaszen & Jerzy Grotowski


    1959 - 2009
    50th anniversary of their
    Teatr Laboratorium


    Odin Teatret 20 - 21 February 2009

    Guests were
    (in alphabetical order)
    Marianne Ahrne (Sweden),
    Roberto Bacci (Italy),
    Judy Barba (Gt. Britain),
    Eugenio Barba (Denmark),
    Luciana Bazzo (Brazil),
    Kai Bredholt (Denmark),
    Lene Bredsdorff (Denmark),
    Thomas Bredsdorff (Denmark),
    Roberta Carreri (Italy),
    Anne Middelboe Christensen (Denmark),
    Erik Exe Christoffersen (Denmark),
    Claudio Coloberti (Italy),
    Alessandro Curti (Italy),
    Jan Ferslev (Denmark),
    Elena Floris (Italy),
    Jaroslaw Fret (Poland),
    Silvia Hagberg (Denmark),
    Litten Hansen (Denmark),
    Kirstine Hastrup (Denmark),
    Pelle Henningsen (Denmark),
    Thorbjørn Hjalager (Denmark),
    Tom Johnsen (Norway),
    Kirsten Justesen (Denmark),
    Donald Kitt (Canada),
    Søren Kjems (Denmark),
    Leszek Kolankiewicz (Poland),
    Annelis Kuhlmann (Denmark),
    Tage Larsen (Denmark),
    Søren Larsson (Sweden),
    Inga Laugesen (Denmark),
    Peter Laugesen (Denmark),
    Else Marie Laukvik (Norway),
    Anna Lica (Denmark),
    Christian Ludvigsen (Denmark),
    Ana Sofia Monsalve (Colombia),
    Deise Nunes (Brazil),
    Augusto Omolú (Brazil),
    Zbigniew Osinski (Poland),
    Sandra Pasini (Italy),
    Isadora Pei (Italy),
    Sigrid Post (Denmark),
    Jean-Marie Pradier (France),
    Fausto Pro (Italy),
    Iben Nagel Rasmussen (Denmark),
    Lucia Repasska (Slovakia),
    Francesca Romana Rietti (Italy),
    Janne Risum (Denmark),
    Franco Ruffini (Italy),
    Anne Savage (Denmark),
    Nicola Savarese (Italy),
    Mirella Schino (Italy),
    Nicolaj Seidelin (Denmark),
    Pushparajah Sinnathamby (Denmark),
    Ulrik Skeel (Denmark),
    Rina Skeel (Denmark),
    Jori Snell (Denmark),
    Anna Stigsgaard (Denmark),
    Agnete Strøm (Norway),
    Nando Taviani (Italy),
    Valentina Tibaldi (Italy),
    Niels Vandrefalk (Denmark),
    Julia Varley (Gt. Britain),
    Annemarie Waagepetersen (Denmark),
    Torgeir Wethal (Norway),
    Frans Winther (Denmark),
    Grzegorz Ziolkowski (Poland)



    A surprise from the Stanislawski Foundation to Luwik Flaszen presented
    by Roberta Carreri
    The hosts of the evening welcomes everyone: Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Else Marie Laukvik, Torgeir Wethal
    and Ulrik Skeel
    Poster created for the occasion




    Niels Vandrefalk demonstrates what part of a physical training session could be like in his student days
    Søren Larsson and Marianne Ahrne remember Jerzy Grotowski
    Christian Ludvigsen introduced
    by Else Marie Laukvik
    Judy Barba and Agnete Strøm remember Jerzy Grotowski
    Marianne Ahrne tells us her first impressions of Jerzy Grotowski
    Jarek Fret and Leszek Kolankiewicz takes us through the life of a manuscript
    Jean-Marie Pradier introduced by Iben Nagel Rasmussen
    Peter Laugesen reading poems to the tunes of Polish jazz

    On this occasion Odin Teatret remembered the presence of Jerzy Grotowski in Scandinavia
    through memories and episodes recounted by people who met him.

     

    Thomas Bredsdorff a long time friend and litterary advisor of Odin Teatret, who first met Jerzy Grotowski in 1971, when  Teatr Laboratorium presented its performance Apocalypsis cum Figuris at Odin Teatret in Holstebro, said the following:

    "Allow me to introduce myself. I am an expert.

    Not an expert of acting - I have no experience as an actor. Not an expert of directing - I have never directed. I am not an expert of playwriting, of lighting, of dancing - I am unable to perform any of the trades and arts involved in the theatre. Still I pride myself on being indispensable. The theatre cannot do without me.

    I am - a spectator. What expertise I hold is that of not making, but watching theatre. I owe the acknowledgment of my unique status as an indispensable part of the theatre to the man who died ten years and six days ago. ..."

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    28.01.2009

    Thoughts from Taiwan by Balas King, interpreter from Taiwan

     

    Ever since 2002, when Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret came to Taipei for the International Theater Festival, I have been Eugenio's Chinese interpreter on many different occasions.

    It has always been a pleasure and an intensive learning experience for me.

    When I first met Eugenio in 2002, I knew very little about theater in general and absolutely nothing about the Odin Teatret. I was impressed by Eugenio's intensity and precision in his dealing with everything.

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    07.01.2009

    Boletín del Centro Latinoamericano de Creación e Investigación Teatral (Argentina) N° 449. 7 de enero de 2009

    " El teatro es la tierra del fuego"

    Por: Jorge Dubatti. Revista Ñ. Clarín. 3 de enero de 2009


    De paso por Buenos Aires, el legendario teatrista Eugenio Barba habló de la necesidad de vincular a los jóvenes con las viejas tradiciones escénicas y analizó su labor junto a grupos argentinos.
    Esta vez el director teatral Eugenio Barba viajó a Buenos Aires sólo por unas pocas horas. Es que el pasado viernes 5 de diciembre, a pesar de sus múltiples ocupaciones internacionales, tenía que estar presente en el foyer del Teatro Nacional Cervantes para recibir el título de Doctor Honoris Causa del Instituto Universitario Nacional Argentino (el IUNA). Y allí estuvo, con sus 72 años, su vitalidad y disciplina de siempre, y una radiante camisa color uva.

    Más allá de polémicas y discusiones, de fanáticos y detractores, Barba es, para la historia del teatro occidental de las últimas décadas, una gloria viviente. No es el primer Doctorado Honoris Causa que recibe: lo antecedieron, entre otros, los otorgados por las Universidades de Varsovia, Hong Kong, San Cristóbal de Huamanga y Plymouth y por el Instituto Superior de Artes de La Habana, Cuba. Está acostumbrado a recibir distinciones, sin embargo este título argentino lo emociona visiblemente. "Cuando llamó Antonio Célico, profesor del IUNA, para darme la noticia, fue una sorpresa que me reconectó con la juventud, con mis orígenes profesionales", dice Barba en entrevista con Ñ. "Cuando era joven y comenzaba mis estudios, fui rechazado por la Escuela Nacional de Teatro de Oslo. Hoy sé que los actores deben reinventar cada vez su relación con esa herencia de conocimientos artesanales que es el teatro".


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    16.12.2008

    Entrevista a Eugenio Barba
    El Clarin - publicado en Buenos Aires, Argentina


    "Defender la ética del oficio"
    Por Juan José Santillán


    A los 72, el mítico fundador del Odin, grupo que marcó tendencia en el teatro mundial, pasó por Buenos Aires. Recibió un reconocimiento, el Honoris Causa que le entregaron en el Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte (IUNA), y aceptó esta entrevista exclusiva en la que repasa su vínculo con la escena argentina.

    Italiano de origen, Eugenio Barba ha desarrollado casi toda su carrera en Dinamarca, donde el director, de 72 años, fundó el Odin Teatret en 1964. El grupo tiene su sede en Holstebro, un pequeño pueblo danés a cinco horas en tren de Copenhague. Desde aquel lugar, mediante intercambios con artistas de Asia, Latinoamérica y Europa, sus integrantes han trazado una de las experiencias teatrales más intensas e influyentes del siglo XX. De hecho, su casa es un gran centro de documentación en artes escénicas, debido también a que fundó, en 1980, la Escuela Internacional de Antropología Teatral. Andariego, viaja por el mundo y se nutre de danzas kathakali de la India, la pantomima clásica europea o la ópera china.

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