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Event (Banff): Banff Talks: Robert Lepage – The Banff Centre

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Event (Banff): Banff Talks: Robert Lepage – The Banff Centre

Robert Lepage, crédit-Julie-Perreault, via www.banffcentre.ca

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.
Max Bell Auditorium

Join Robert Lepage for a very special talk titled Creating Outside of the Frame. 

Versatile in every form of theatre craft, Robert Lepage is equally talented as a director, playwright, actor and film director. His creative and original approach to theatre has won him international acclaim and shaken the dogma of classical stage direction to its foundations, especially through his use of new technologies. With Ex Machina, his multidisciplinary production company, he works simultaneously across a range of projects including theatre, opera, cinema, dance, circus and interactive exhibitions.

While going back and forth between different projects and different design teams may appear chaotic to most people, it is precisely the intermingling of disciplines that nourishes Robert Lepage’s creativity. Venturing out of the frame, he has developed with Ex Machina a unique work method that allows him to develop innovative ways to tell stories, turning methodologies and narrative codes inside out to create his own identity.

Robert Lepage’s most noted work for the stage include The Far Side of the Moon (2000), The Andersen Project (2005), Lipsynch (2007), and the new staging of Needles and Opium (2013); at the opera: The Nightingale and Other Short Fables (2009) and Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen (2010-­-11 and 2011-­-12); and recently for the big screen, Triptych (2013).

Robert Lepage’s talk will be followed by a brief Q&A with the audience. Click here for more information.

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