Conceived as a comprehensive knowledge sharing project on actor’s techniques, the Journal of Theatre Anthropology (JTA), founded by Eugenio Barba, is published under the auspices of the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA), with the support of the Fondazione Barba Varley, in collaboration with Odin Teatret Archives and the Centre for Theatre Laboratory Studies of the Dramaturgy Department of Aarhus University (Denmark).
A Arte Secreta do Ator is a high-quality professional residence with Eugenio Barba and Julia Varley on theatre anthropology. Lasting four days, it has been organised every year since 2008 by Cia. YinsPiração Poéticas Contemporâneas in Brasília (Brazil) for only sixteen active actors and ten observers, directors and scholars from Brazil and the rest of the world.
According to the researcher Cristina Tolentino, the recurrent principles of theatre an-thropology researched by Eugenio Barba in various cultures underline the uniqueness of each actor, group, and cultural historical horizon: the discovery of the common prin-ciples of scenic presence is applied to one’s own research identifying with a theatrical, transcultural history, built by masters or creators of other cultures.