Torgeir Wethal er død

Alle som har opplevd Odinteatret, vil huske skuespiller Torgeir Wethal. Han var 17 år gammel da han i 1964 traff Eugenio Barba i Oslo. Siden var han knyttet til Odinteatret som han var med å grunnlegge. Eugenio Barba har sendt ut melding om at han døde søndag.

On Sunday 27 June, 7:45 a.m., Torgeir Wethal passed away. I met him as a seventeen year-old boy in 1964 and together we founded Odin Teatret in Oslo, in Norway, together with three other youngsters. Torgeir was waiting for his eighteenth birthday to seek admission to the theatre school, but he didn't hesitate to believe in and be loyal to our group which, when started, seemed a momentary amateurish enterprise.

 In 46 years of activity, Torgeir became an actor, a theatre and a film director, always with our group. His film with Ryszard Cieslak on training is a unique testimony about the innovative strength of this practice which had been rediscovered by Jerzy Grotowski. Torgeir's films on the training, the performances, the journeys and the barters of the Odin show the salient stages of a group that delineated new fields for the action of the theatre. He participated in all the performances of the Odin, often as assistant director. Until May 2010, despite being already weakened by his illness, he rehearsed our new production, The Chronic Life.

 In November 2009 he was diagnosed with a malignant lung tumor that quickly spread. We want to give this news to you who didn't know him. For you who knew him, it is a fragment of your life that bids you farewell.

Publisert: 29.06.10 av IdaLou Larsen Bookmark and Share

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