Friday, April 01, 2005

"In recent years, I have been using the word "Disorder" more and more when speaking of the theatre craft, aware that it creates confusion. For me it has two opposite meanings:the absence of logic and rigor characterizing nonsensical and chaotic works or the logic and rigor that provoke the experience of bewilderment in the spectator. I ought to have two different words for this. Instead I will use an orthographic trick - the difference between small and capital letters - to distinguish disorder as a loss of energy, from Disorder as the irruption of an energy that confronts us with the unknown. "(TDR: The Drama Review | Volume 49, Number 1 (T 185), Spring 2005 | Barba, Eugenio. Children of Silence: Reflections on Forty Years of Odin Teatret/ PDF access through Project Muse)


:: note :: . . . Barba has always been a master of the work/word . . . penetrating insights & precise articulations of the processes & ways of the work . . . the practice is far more elusive . . .