Ingemar Lindh (1945-97) studied with the founder of Corporeal Mime Etienne Decroux in Paris (1966-68). Together with Yves Lebreton and other former students of Decroux, he founded the mime troupe Studio 2 in 1969 based at Odin Teatret in Holstebro. In 1971 Lindh founded his own theatre laboratory in Sweden, the Institutet foer Scenkonst (Institute for Scenic Art) which researched the principles of collective improvisation conceived as performance. In 1984 the Institutet moved to Pontremoli (Italy) where they operated until 1996. Lindh died suddenly in Malta in June 1997 during a break in a work session.