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Eugenio Barba (Italy)

Eugenio Barba, is an Italian author, stage director and theater director, and a theatrical researcher. He is the creator, together with Nicola Savarese and Ferdinando Taviani, of the concept of theatrical anthropology. It promotes the work of theater groups throughout Europe and South America, as communities of professionals in the artistic field who use the arts to promote the development of the person and the community. In October 1964, he founded Odin Teatret, one of the most influential companies in the evolution of European theater at the end of the 20th century, in the city of Holstebro (Denmark). Generator of the concept or Third Theater, from his travels through Latin America. He was also the founder in 1979 of the ISTA (International School of Theater Anthropology, in Spanish "International School of Theater Anthropology"), an itinerant school that holds regular sessions at the request of national or international institutions that are responsible for financing. Each session revolves around a different theme that defines the field to be investigated through practical classes, work sessions and comparative analysis. A certain number of actors, directors, choreographers, theater experts and critics take part in each session, and depending on the chosen theme, representatives of any form of theatre, dance and corporal expression as distant from each other as Nō theatre, kathakali dances of India, European classical pantomime or Chinese opera.

Eugenio Barba has sustained a collective for almost half a century. His books and reflections on Theater Anthropology are published in Spanish, English, Italian, Danish, etc. Since 1998, he has been named doctor honoris causa by 9 universities in various countries around the world, such as the National University of the Arts (Argentina, 2008), Ayacucho, Havana, Hong Kong, Warsaw, Plymouth or Bologna.


Julia Varley (Gran Bretaña)

She joined Odin Teatret in 1976. In addition to acting, she directs, teaches, organizes and writes. Since 1990 she has been involved in the conception and organization of ISTA (International School of Theater Anthropology) and the Eurasian Theater University, both directed by Eugenio Barba. Since its inception in 1986, she has been active in The Magdalena Project. She is also artistic director of the International Transit Festival, Holstebro, and editor of The Open Page, a magazine dedicated to the work of women in theatre. She is co-founder of the Barba Varley Foundation.




Luis Ibar (México)

Bachelor of Acting National School of Theater Arts, National Institute of Fine Arts. Director, Playwright and Actor in national and international festivals. Director of TV programs in Mexico City, Asgaard, Disney Club and La hora de los Kids on TV Azteca. Creativity Teacher at La Academia TV Azteca. Stage director of the TV show “Venga La Alegría” on TV Azteca. He writes more than twenty plays and translates from Italian the work "Cuentos del Mundo". Throughout thirty years of experience, he directs more than 40 between shows and performances. Founder and current director of Cartaphilus theater, an independent company that has maintained its own scenic language, in constant development, over 25 years, in which it has made around 10 productions - in addition to performances, workshops and other activities, based on original ideas and the multidisciplinary creative laboratories of its members. In addition, it has consolidated a forum and a training school (Workshop 7A) that has been present in the alternative theater scene of the Federal District from December 2008 to the present day. His creations have been presented at European Festivals: -2001 Pax presented in Rome and Avezzano; 2013 “ZEN” presented in Madrid and Rome; 2015 “RAPID EYE MOVEMENTS” presented in Madrid, Rome, Bordeaux; 2017 “LANIAKE MY INFINITE SKY” presented in Madrid, Rome, Milan, Amsterdam and Bordeaux. Conduct dance theater and video art workshops in: America and Europe. He is co-founder of the support program for mobility between Europe and America for independent companies “A Bridge between two Worlds”. He is co-producer of the tours in Mexico of the artists supported by the program "A bridge between two worlds" among them: Vladimir Olshansky (Russia - USA), Keiin Yoshimura (Japan), Denis Lavie (France), Irini Sfyri (Greece ), Francesca Bovino (Italy), Ignazio Abbatepaolo (Italy). He is currently in charge of the pedagogical direction of the Theater School of Mazatlán, Mexico.


Caterina Scotti (Italia)

Caterina Scotti has been an actress for Tascabile since 1982. Her professional career is identified with Teatro Tascabile, where she trained under the careful direction of Renzo Vescovi, founder and director of the TTB, until his death in 2005.

As for all the members of Tascabile, her study of her theatrical art has been specified in three main lines in which the group's work consists of: contemporary research theater; theater in open spaces, related with research on the scenic space and the relationship with the popular public; and the encounter with the oriental scenic tradition- the direct practice of the Bharata Natyam style, continuously assisted by more than 35 years of work under the guidance of the teacher Usha Raghavan.

Over the years, Caterina has devoted much of her research to work on voice and theatrical text voice, the study of flamenco, and the use of stilts for which she is a recognized as a teacher. She has taught courses on the actor’s dramaturgy in seminars held in different countries of the world (Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Argentina, Spain, Hungary, Romania, Denmark and Germany).

Since 2016 Caterina and Alessandro are teachers, respectively for the Flamenco and Kathakali disciplines at the ISTA- Eugenio Barba International School of Theater Anthropology.



Alessandro Rigoletti (Italia)

He began his professional career in 1991 with the Tribu Theater directed by Simone Capula. Since 1996 he has been an actor at the Teatro Tascabile di Bergamo, a group founded by Renzo Vescovi (1941-2005) in 1973.

As for the other members of Tascabile, he perfected his knowledge of theater according to three main branches in which the group specializes: contemporary research theater, open space theater (with studios connected to the theater space in general and with a popular audience) and Asian theatrical traditions, through constant practice for more than 25 years of Kathakali dance-theater, under the guidance of teacher Kalamandalam M.K. John and Beppe Chierichetti (1948-2020), actor and founder of Tascabile. Since 2016, Alessandro Rigoletti has been a professor of Kathakali for ISTA – International School of Theater Anthropology.

Alessandro Rigoletti teaches at the Tascabile school: Incontri d´attore. A bottega internazionale d´arte per l´attore a vivere, and leads workshops on the dramaturgy of the actor between the east and west of Italy and in different countries around the world (Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Argentina, Romania, Slovenia). He is the creator and organizer of “Per Amore o per Forza”, a festival reserved for young theater groups from Bergamo. Since 2015 he has been coordinator of the project for the cultural remodeling of the Carmine Monastery (15th century), headquarters of the TTB.



Armando Punzo (Italia)

He is a director, playwright and actor. Since 1988 he has worked in the Volterra Prison, where he founded the Compagnia della Fortezza, the first and longest experience of theatrical work in a prison, and from 1996 to 2016 he directed the VolterraTeatro International Festival, baptizing his artistic direction with the idea of ​​Theaters of the impossible. In thirty years of work with Fortezza, which now has some seventy prisoner-actors, he has staged more than thirty shows, including Marat-Sade, I Negri, I Pescecani, Hamlice, Santo Genet, Beatitudo, many of which, they have hosted in the most important Italian festivals and theaters after their premiere in prison. At the same time, while pursuing the goal of creating the world's first Permanent Prison Theater, he directs international workshops and shows, focusing in particular on large urban and installation-performative projects. Among these: a site-specific edition of Hamlice at Hangar Bicocca in Milan for more than three thousand spectators; a series of collective performances for squares, patios and museums as part of the “Mercuzio non vuole muertere” project; the scenic installation “Paradiso. Voi non conoscete la sofferenza dei santi”, which took place near Ilva, with the participation of local citizens; “L’opera segreta” set on the escalators of S. Lucia di Potenza, with about a hundred people on stage; “Le rovine circolari”, a special version of Beatitudo, inside the coolant of the Enel Nuova Geothermal Power Plant in Larderello; “Naturae-La Valle dell’Innocenza”, a site specific show for the Nervi Pavilion of the old Saline di Stato di Saline di Volterra. He has received numerous awards and recognitions, among them: six UBU Awards, the Medal of the President of the Republic, the University Seal of the University of Urbino Carlo Bo, the Award of the National Association of Theater Critics, the Carmelo Bene de la Rivista Award. lo Straniero, Europa Taormina Arte Award, Tuscany Region Award for Contemporary Culture, Agis Gold Ticket Special Award, Naples Award, Scenari Pagani Award, Nesi Award, Fiesole Special Award. His writings have appeared in the main Italian and foreign theater magazines. After “È ai vinti che va il suo amore (Clichy 2013)”, a volume that celebrated the Fortezza's twenty-five years of activity, he wrote a second autobiographical book in the form of conversations in which he traces his human and artistic legacy for the first time.




Horacio Czertok (Argentina)

Italian naturalized Argentine theater director. He is the director of the "Teatro Core" company, founded in 1974, based in Ferrara, one of the few companies that practice actor-based theatrical research aimed at "non-professional" spectators in the streets and squares of the world, in the field of psychiatry and in prison, stylistically inspired by the models of Jerzy Grotowski, or the Living Theater.

Czertok's first meeting with Jerzy Grotowski took place in Argentina in the early seventies, when he was his translator at the conferences during the Master's visit in Buenos Aires. The Baires commune gradually deepened its practices by becoming a "laboratory theater". In February 1978 he returned to Argentina where he published several articles on Odín Teatret and the Italian psychiatric reform, reorganized a theater workshop and published new issues of the magazine Cultura. The Núcleo Theater was refounded in Ferrara where the Núcleo Theater created its new theatrical space in the disused facilities of the OPP. Czertok focused more on his "school of actors" and the search for a method that was a synthesis between the classic "Stanislavsky method" on the one hand, and ideas related to the "third theater" and taken from Grotowski on the otherHoracio Czertok is an actor and/or director in twenty of the productions of the Teatro Núcleo company, of which he is the director. Emeritus professor at the Psychiatric Clinic of the University of Ferrara Since 2005 he directs the Theater Workshop of the Casa Circondariale di Ferrara.


Iben Nagel Rasmussen

is an actor, director, teacher and writer. She was born in 1945 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was the first actor to join Odin Teatret after its arrival in Holstebro in 1966. In 1981 she founded, parallel with her work at Odin Teatret, the group Farfa with actors from various countries. Farfa created a personal training programme and several performances. Since 1989 she has led The Bridge of Winds (Vindenes Bro), a recurrent yearly project with actors from Latin America and Europe who share their artistic experience and create performances. Since 1999 New Winds (Nye Vinde) a group of younger actors has existed and is working under the same principles. In 1986 Iben Nagel Rasmussen was given an award as "Best Actress" at BITEF in Belgrade, Jugoslavia, and in 1991 "Håbets Pris" (the "Prize of Hope") in Denmark. Her professional experiences are presented in The Actor's Way edited by Erik Exe Christoffersen and in the video documentary The Transparent Body edited by Claudio Coloberti. She has published four books: Breve til en veninde (Gyldendal, Denmark, 2011), Den blinde hest (Italian transl. Il cavallo cieco, Bulzoni 2006; Greek transl. Το τυφλό άλογο, Adonis 2022), Den fjerde dør (The Forth Door, Nyt Nordisk Forlag Arnold Busck, Denmark 2012) and Book of the Winds (Odin Teatrets Forlag, Denmark, 2019) together with the photographer Francesco Galli, as well as several articles in journals such as Teatro e Storia and The Open Page. She is the author, director and actor of the performance Ester's Book and is the only actress of the film Dressed in White, directed by Torgeir Wethal.


Viviana Bovino (Italia)

Actress, dancer and pedagogue. She is the founder of the Residui Teatro international laboratory. In her work, she crosses the bridge between dance and theater, singing, through the constant search for principles that allow the action in movement of the holistic body. In his training journey, the meeting with: Paolo Baroni (Italy); Marta Ruiz (Adra Dance -Colombia); Odin Teatret (Denmark; Cartaphilus Teatro (Mexico); Susanne Linke (Susanne Linke company-Germany); Vladimir Olshansky (Circus of the Sun and Viceversa Visual Theater Russia/Italy); Enrique Vargas (Teatro de los Sentidos-Colombia); Kalamandaman Karunakaran ( India); Sara Simeoni (Carolyn Carlson company/ France); Claudia Contin Arlecchino (Italy); Marigia Maggipinto (Tanztheater Pina Bausch- Italy); Raul Iaiza(Italy/Argentina); Vaishali Trivedi (Kadam School/ India); Darpana Company ( India); Parvathy Baul (India). Since 2013 she is a disciple of teacher Keiin Yoshimura (Kamigata Mai Tomonokai) with whom she studies Kamigata-mai dance, principles of Noh Theater and Kyogen theater, and practices the Tea Ceremony. She participates in the 2014 edition of the Venice Biennale of Dance accompanying the teacher Keiin Yoshimura on stage.She is part of the cast of the play “Stand' al Mondo, Senza 'l Mondo” directed by Raul Iaiza (co-production Regula contra Regulam and Grotowski Institute) , from “White bird” directed ida by Keiin Yoshimura (co-production of Kamigata Mai Monokai and Residui Teatro), from “Praana” (co-production Casa de la India and Residui Teatro). She is part of the faculty of the "Diploma of Continuing Education, Body and Narrativity: Performative Writing and Gender Perspective" of the Faculty of Information Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid. In 2021 she collaborates in the organization and is a pedagogue in the "Actor's Atelier" master's degree organized by the Grotowski Institute (Poland), directed by J. Fret (director of the Grotowski Institute). Since 2013 it is part of “Magdalena Project”. International network of women in the performing arts and performance and is the director of the international meeting of creative women "Tradition, Transmission, Transgression".

She is the author of articles, poems and the texts of the plays she performs at the Residui Teatro international laboratory. He has presented shows, conducts workshops and courses for people with and without functional diversity; teaches training in different countries in Europe, Africa, America and Asia.



Ricardo Iniesta

Ricardo Iniesta will share through the experience of Atalaya, the group theater approach, community work and the heritage received and applied from the teachers and how this has allowed the group to become one of the most prestigious and benchmark Spanish groups in the world. investigative theatre. This is how the most prestigious critics have underlined it, and this is how the jury that awarded it the 2008 National Theater Prize “for the creation of an original space for exhibition, production, training and theatrical reflection, the result of a long professional career”, pointed it out. Today it is the most valued theatrical company by the scales of the INAEM of the Ministry of Culture.

Throughout its more than 35-year history, it has toured more than 600 theaters in 40 countries around the world on six continents and all the Spanish provinces. It has participated in 180 international festivals and won 60 awards, 5 of them international in non-EU countries.

Ricardo Iniesta García (Úbeda, April 3, 1956), is a Spanish theater director and playwright. In 1983, he founded the Atalaya theater group, with whom he has directed twenty-five shows that have toured 40 countries on all continents and won the National Theater Award in 2008. In his personal capacity, he has received twenty awards, some of them of a personal nature. international. He is also the founder and director of the TNT International Theater Research Center in Seville.

In 1974 he took part as an actor in the Madrid university group "La Guadaña" with which he made agitprop theater tours through various Spanish regions. He was arrested by the political police, imprisoned and released. After leaving his studies of Architecture and History in Madrid to serve in the anti-Franco political underground, he resumed his theatrical vocation in 1977. He becomes part —as an actor and organizer— of the Madrid group Lejanía.

He launched the International Meeting of Street Theater in Madrid, which would host between 1981 and 1983 more than fifty European theater groups, among which the Odin Teatret of Denmark stands out, which would exert a notable influence on his theatrical career. In 1983 he moved to Seville where he founded Atalaya Teatro and organized the CITA in Seville, with the presence, among other creators, of Tadeusz Kantor, who would become another of his referents.

In 1994 he created TNT —Territorio de Nuevos Tiempos— a “space for stage creation and research”, which would be the seed of the TNT International Center for Theater Research, which would open its doors in Seville in October 2008 with the International Theater Exhibition Research, MITIN. This festival and the CENIT —Contest for New Theater Researchers— are held every year under his direction. One of the main achievements of the TNT Center is the work with sectors at risk of social exclusion; the first fruit would be La casa de Bernarda Alba, performed by eight illiterate gypsy women who live in El Vacie, the oldest shanty town in Europe, which has been an unusual event in the Spanish theater scene and has continued with Fuenteovejuna.

Another of TNT's achievements is the Theater Research Laboratory, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020, becoming a benchmark for stage training and research in Spain; In this time, 120 teachers and pedagogues from more than 30 countries around the world and a good part of the theatrical traditions have given their teaching; each year some twenty professional actors are selected who work for half a year with the stable pedagogical team made up of 11 actors from Atalaya, in addition to several international guest teachers, with the coordination and direction of Ricardo Iniesta himself.

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