Ingemar Lindh

Ingemar Lindh
Lindh c.1997
Ingemar Willy Lindh

(1945-02-21)21 February 1945
Gothenburg, Sweden
Died26 June 1997(1997-06-26) (aged 52)
OccupationTheatre director and pedagogue


Theatre director and pedagogue, born 21 February 1945 in Gothenburg, Sweden. After his first theatrical experiences at the local theatre school Skara Skolscen and straw jobs at the Municipal Theatre in Stockholm, he educated himself at Stora Teaterns Ballettskola in Gothenburg, the National Academy of Ballett in Stockholm and at the School of Etienne Decroux in Paris where, after 2 years as pupil, he became the assistant of the great master and creator of "le mime corporelle".[1] In 1971 he founds in Storhögen, Sweden, the theatre company Institutet för Scenkonst where he will work as director, pedagogue and muse throughout his life. He participates as guest teacher and artist at the 1981's session of ISTA: International School of Theatre Anthropology, in Volterra, Italy.[2] The same year he was asked by Eugenio Barba to take care of the training of the younger generation at Odin Teatret, which he did for a short period of time.[3] From 1984 to 1996 he lived in Pontremoli where he direct, in Teatro la Rosa, a School of Theatre. In 1995 he is cofounder of the research program xCHA (questioning Human Creativity as Acting), created inside the structure of the University of Malta. Ingemar Lindh dies 26 June 1997 in Malta during a short pause while teaching with his colleagues from Institutet för Scenkonst during a theatre workshop.


  • The paper canoe: a guide to theatre anthropology by Eugenio Barba, London, Routledge, 1995
  • Pietre di Guado" by Ingemar Lindh (original edition) Pontedera, Bandecchi & Vivaldi, 1997
  • Stenar att gå på by Ingemar Lindh (introduction by Willmar Sauter) Möklinta, Gidlunds förlag, 2003
  • Stepping Stones by Ingemar Lindh (introduction by Frank Camilleri), Holstebro-Malta-Wroclaw, Icarus Publishing Enterprise, 2010


  1. Leabhart 1997, p. 7.
  2. Barba 1997, p. 95, p. 184-185, p. 270.
  3. Varley 1997, p. 17, p. 24.


  • Words on Decroux by Thomas Leabhart, Pomona College Theatre Dept., 1997
  • A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology: The Secret Art of the Performer by Eugenio Barba, London, Routledge, 1991
  • Stones of water by Julia Varley, London, Routledge, 2011

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