Lo spirito del laboratorio


10. - 23. Feb 2019



Libreria del Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Via Milano 15-17
00184 Roma RM, Italy

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Entrata libero / Free entrance


55 years of Odin Teatret: The Spirit of the Laboratory
Activities on the occasion of the presentation of the performance THE TREE in Rome

in collaboration with
Odin Teatret, Vascello Theater, Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Philosophy, Communication and Entertainment of the University of Roma Tre.

Free entry

Presentation of books by Odin Teatret members and some scholars who have written books about them: Franco Ruffini, Mirella Schino, Piero Giacché, Francesca Romana Rietti, Luca Ruzza. A series of three lectures introduced by Franco Ruffini presenting the history of Odin Teatret as a laboratory and its many activities through the books by Eugenio Barba and the Odin Teatret actors, subdividing them into different themes and research fields: Odin Teatret as a Laboratory ( dramaturgy, apprenticeship), The Third Theatre, Theatrel Anthropology, Theatre and Life, Theatre and Community, The Odin Teatret Archives.


Sun 10 February. Hrs. 15:00 - 18:00 
Theatre, Music, Film - PREVIEW Presentation of the film The Chronic Life by Chiara Crupi, on the homonymous performance of Odin Teatret. Commenting on this film, Elena Floris describes the relationship with music under the direction of Eugenio Barba (Dramaturgy as a musical orchestration). Chiara Crupi will discuss the relationship between theatre and film.

Tue 12 February. Hrs. 15:00 - 18:00
The Invention of the Theatre Laboratory: Theatre and Life. Learning to learn. The Third Theatre and Barter. Conference and presentation by Franco Ruffini of Eugenio Barba's books La corsa dei contrari (published by Feltrinelli), Teatro: Mestiere, solitudine, rivolta (ed. Pagina), Bruciare la casa. Origini di un regista. (ed Ubulibri).
Screening of the film Anabasis by Torgeir Wethal, on the homonymous street performance by Odin Teatret and Theatre Meets Ritual by Manuel de Pedro on the barter between Odin Teatret and the Yanomami tribe in Amazonia.

Wed 13 February. Hrs. 15:00 - 18:00
Theatre Anthropology - Conference with Eugenio Barba and Nicola Savarese, introduced by Franco Ruffini.
Presentation of the books I cinque continenti del teatro (by Eugenio Barba and Nicola Savarese, ed. Pagina), L'Arte Segreta dell'attore (by Eugenio Barba and Nicola Savarese, ed. Pagina), La canoa di carta (by Eugenio Barba, ed. il mulino), Pensare con i piedi (by Vicki Ann Cremona, Francesco Galli, Julia Varley, ed. Odin Teatret Forlag) with image projection.

Fri 15 February. Hrs. 15:00 - 18:00
The Conquest of Difference - Conference and books by Eugenio Barba, presented by Franco Ruffini: Alla ricerca del teatro perduto (ed Marsilio), La conquista della differenza (ed Bulzoni) and La terra di cenere e diamanti. Il mio apprendistato in Polonia (ed Ubulibri).
Screening of the film La conquista della differenza by Exe Christoffersen on the history of Odin Teatret with extracts from performances.

Sat 16 February. Hrs. 15:00 - 18:00
Theatre as Culture, Barter and Reciprocity - Conference with Kai Bredholt and Piero Giacché.
Presentation of the book Odino nella terra del rimorso (by Vincenzo Santoro, ed. Squilibri), L'altra visione dell'altro (by Piero Giacché, ed. L'ancora del mediterraneo).
Screening of the film The Country where Trees Fly by Jacopo Quadri and Davide Barletti, on the preparation of the performance directed by Eugenio Barba for the 50th anniversary of Odin Teatret during the Holstebro Festuge (Festive Week), Odin Teatret in Cuba by Torgeir Wethal, on barters during 2002 tour in Cuba.
The films will be introduced by Francesca Romana Rietti.


Tue 19 February. Hrs. 15:00 - 18:00
The Actor's Point of View 1 - Mirella Schino and Iben Nagel Rasmussen present the book Il cavallo cieco (by Iben Nagel Rasmussen, ed. Bulzoni).
Screening of films The Transparent Body, by Claudio Coloberti which includes a dialogue between Iben Nagel Rasmussen and Eugenio Barba on the apprenticeship of the actor, Physical Training at the Odin Teatret, by Torgeir Wethal, on training in 1974. The films will be introduced by Francesca Romana Rietti .

Wed 20 February. Hrs. 15:00 - 18:00
The Actor's Point of View 2 - Anna Bandettini and Julia Varley present the book Pietre d'Acqua (by Julia Varley, ed. Ubulibri and Pagina).
Screening of the film Doña Musica's Butterflies, by Jan Rüsz, on the homonymous show with Julia Varley.
The film will be introduced by Francesca Romana Rietti.

Thu 21 February. Hrs. 15:00 - 18:00
A Story of Odin Teatret Through its Archives - Conference and presentation by Mirella Schino and Francesca Romana Rietti of the book by Mirella Schino, Il libro degli inventari. Odin Teatret Archives (Rome, Bulzoni, 2015).
Video screening of interviews with Odin Teatret actors on training, curated by Mirella Schino and Claudio Coloberti.

Fri 22 February. Hrs. 15:00 - 18:00
The Actor's Point of View 3 - Francesca Romana Rietti and Roberta Carreri present the book Tracce (by Roberta Carreri, ed. Titivillus).
Screening of the film Judith, by Torgeir Wethal, on the performance of the same name.

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