Webinar on Theatre Anthropology with Eugenio Barba
Lesson 9: EURASIAN THEATRE – THEATRUM MUNDI
19th October 2023, 18:00 – 6 pm (local time in Rome)
The webinar is in Spanish with simultaneous translation into English and Italian.
Before the webinar you can see the film LESSON 9 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxrYklUxZRE&list=PLK8iTIUPsd3jHl8NZFDsW7tEDHuMPbRZt&index=8 and write your questions to Eugenio Barba and Julia Varley.
The film is dedicated to Cristina Wistari, an Italian dancer who for years in Bali struggled to keep alive the tradition of gambuh which, together with Japanese nô is the oldest form of dance-theatre still in existence. Cristina joined the ISTA ‘village’ with the Batuan’s Gambuh Pura Desa ensemble which became an integral part of the Theatrum Mundi performances. Eugenio Barba introduces various extracts of Theatrum Mundi performances which conclude with images from Ur-Hamlet: “With the term Eurasian Theatre I mean the technical and theoretical dimension which enables us to consider as a unity those performances traditionally divided into the two cultural hemispheres called East and West. In reality these are connected not only by exchanges and intersections, but above all by a common professional identity. The profession is also a country to which we belong, an elective homeland, without geographical borders.”
Organizza: Fondazione Barba Varley