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Form & Genre

Street Theatre

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Many performance traditions have involved parades and displays in streets, towns or village squares, and the majority of these performances have been constructed with this spatial context in mind.

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A film following the street performance Anabasis in Peru. It was an itinerant performance, based on exploiting the connections between the actors and the spectators who they encounter on their way.

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Eugenio Barba created Odin Teatret in Norway in 1964, having worked with Jerzy Grotowski for three years in Poland. Now based in Denmark, its members come from a dozen countries and three continents.
Not strictly theatre, these are mass group events or performances that generally take place in public spaces in order to influence public opinion by occupying or exploiting the power of those sites.