Group Theatre (intro)

Since 1976, a series of international encounters of group theatres were organised, mostly on the initiative of or under the direction of Eugenio Barba. The discovery of an affinity between the by now famous Odin Teatret, and European and Latin American groups, often anonymous and very young, was sanctioned in 1976 by “Third Theatre”, a manifesto by Eugenio Barba. This text pointed out a way of living the theatre not only as art or technical and artistic rebellion, but also as existential and political revolt. It is the recognition of a common affiliation, over and beyond the differences in language and culture.

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