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Robert Lepage

Nick Duncalf travels to Quebec to observe the unique theatrical process of director Robert Lepage as he and his company Ex Machina create a show from seemingly chaotic beginnings.

Nick Duncalf travels to La Caserne, the headquarters of Robert Lepage's theatre company, Ex Machina in Quebec City, to observe the characteristically innovative creation of a new theatrical show from one of the world's most acclaimed directors.

With a collection of songs as a starting point and Lepage as a creative leader and guide, singer Betty Bonifassi and the cast are encouraged to create a narrative on stage through a form of improvised "controlled chaos", while dazzling visual effects, sound and video design are created concurrently in the same performance space.

They have only five highly pressurised days to achieve this before presenting their work in progress to a paying audience, prior to the show itself premiering at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Can the company have a show ready for an audience in such a short space of time?

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Wed 4 Jul 2018 21:30