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3rd International Conference on Theatrical Anthropology


3rd International Conference on Theatrical Anthropology
March 17 and 18, 2023

The Odin Theater and the Theatrical Anthropology in Greece
Pre-conference event at Epikentro theater + with the
Vision of Odin
March 16-17, 2023
On March 17 and 18, 2023, in Patras, the 3rd International Conference of Theatrical Anthropology in Greece will be held, organized by the Laboratory of Drama and Speech of the Department of Theater Studies of the University of Patras, with co-organizers the Center for Theatrical Anthropology (Heraklion, Crete), the Fondazione Barba Varley and the of Science and Technology Museum of the University of Patras. The event is held under the auspices and support of the Institute of Denmark, the Region of Western Greece and the Research Committee of the University of Patras and will be held at the Science and Technology Museum of the University of Patras, the Old Slaughterhouses (Patras Carnival) and the Dansarte dance school.
The aim of the Conference is to get acquainted with the theory and practice of theatrical/ performing arts through the long-term activities of the International School of Theatrical Anthropology and the Odin Theatre. The International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA) was founded in 1979 on an idea and under the artistic direction of Eugenio Barba: 'Theatrical Anthropology distinguishes the principles that the performer must apply to enable 'dance' of the senses and mind of the viewer. It is the duty of the performers to be aware of these principles and to relentlessly explore their practical possibilities. This is what their art consists of. It will be up to them to decide how and for what purpose they will use this 'dance'. This is their morality. Theatrical Anthropology does not give advice on ethics. It is the premise of morality.' (The performer’s village, 1996).

• The pre-conference event, with the video installation THE VISION OF ODIN by visual artist Stefano Di Buduo, with the creation of movement of still images, refers to the history of the Odin Theater over the last fifty years. Visiting hours Thursday 15.00-18.00 and Friday 11.00-18.00 with repeated viewing every hour. Free entry for the public, at Epikentro+ theater, Norman 16 and Agios Dionysios.

In the 3rd International Congress of Theatrical Anthropology will participate with speeches and presentations by: Eugenio Barba, Julia Varley, Roberta Carreri, Stefano Di Buduo, Marco de Marinis, Piergiorgio Giacchè, Miranda Terzopoulou, Kostas Vantzos, Antonis Diamantis, Giorgos Sabatakakis, Maria Fragki.

• The conference is also accompanied by film screenings and application activities such as 'Dialogues and Exchanges', a multi-faceted meeting of groups of theatrical research, dance, acrobatics, music, clowns, etc., which follows in the footsteps of E.Barba’s practice. from the Floating Islands to the Barters. Roberta Carreri, actress of the Odin Theatre, who will be honored for her long tenure in the research of the Art of the Actor, will compose the meeting, which will be presented at the Old Slaughterhouse of Patras. Also, students of the Department of Theater Studies will participate in the action entitled 'Don't Look'. The conference is moderated by Katia Savrami, Director of the Workshop of Stage Act and Speech and Associate Professor at the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of Patras.

The proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of Theatrical Anthropology are free to the public.
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