Webinar on Theatre Anthropology with Eugenio Barba
Lesson 8: Thinking With the Feet, Action and Effect of Organicity
27th September 2023, 18:00 – 6 pm (local time in Rome)

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The webinar is in Spanish with simultaneous translation into English and Italian.

Before the webinar you can see the film>>> “Lesson 8: Thinking With the Feet, Action and Effect of Organicity” and write your questions to Eugenio Barba and Julia Varley.
This film presents works by Umberto Boccioni, Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Antoine Bourdelle, Henri Matisse, Giorgio Vasari, El Greco, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee commented by Eugenio Barba: “Where there is movement there is transformation. Rodin said that sculpture does not need to be original, it needs life: movement and action. Movement is not simply a transition from one attitude to another, but the transition from one tension to another, the modification of an object or body in space. Movement is a way of expressing the inner life.

Rodin concluded: sculpture is the art of animating marble. Sculpture is a science that involves knowledge of anatomy and an interpretation of movements. We could apply Rodin’s definition to theatre. Theatre is an art in which particular physical tensions of the actor and the dancer animate the movements and shake the kinesthetic sense, the nervous system and the imagination of the spectator. From the point of view of theatre anthropology, theatre is a science that involves knowledge of the principles of extra-daily anatomy.

It is the dream of every artist: to inject movement and an effect of life into his or her work. Paul Klee said that a painting does not represent the visible, but makes the invisible visible: the energy of life.”

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