Eugenio Barba (1936, Italy) created Odin Teatret in 1964 in Oslo, Norway, and in 1966 moved with it as a theatre laboratory to Holstebro, Denmark. In 1980 he founded the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA). He has directed 79 productions with Odin Teatret and the intercultural Ensemble Theatrum Mundi. Author of twenty-four books; his latest publication, in collaboration with Nicola Savarese, is The Five Continents of Theatre. Facts and Legends of the Material Culture of the Actor (Brill/Sense, 2019). He is the recipient of honorary doctorates from thirteen universities.