Recently, Professor Octavian Saiu, President of IATL, participated in the first board meeting of a new European theatrical network: LEPAC – Legacy of Performing Arts Centers, in Wrocław (Poland).

Initiated by the Director of the Grotowski Institute and IATL Executive Board Member, Jarosław Fret, LEPAC brings together the pivotal structures that contributed to the last century’s theatre paradigm shifts and are now fostering research and innovation in the field such as: CRICOTEKA – the Centre for Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor, Pina Bausch Zentrum, The ‘Living Theatre’ Archives at the Fondazione Morra, Marina Abramović Institute (MAI) and LAFLIS (Living Archive Floating Islands) of Eugenio Barba / Odin Teatret. The goal of the network is to combine artistic experiences and strengthen cultural cooperation, especially through residencies and research projects, while preserving the European theatrical heritage.

The IATL is honoured to be part of this extraordinary venture, which is likely to become a milestone in the history of Western theatre.

Photo: Akropolis, Laboratory Theatre of 13 Rows, Directed by Józef Szajna and Jerzy Grotowski, 1962
Source: Laboratory Theatre / The Grotowski Institute Archive