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The local, the global, and interdisciplinary performance in the works of Robert Lepage

Proximité, ouverture et relations interdisciplinaires dans l’oeuvre de Robert Lepage

The first international conference on Robert Lepage’s work was held at Canada House, London, and Birkbeck College, University of London, 1-3 June 2006.
The conference investigated the rich opus of Lepage’s practice. The area of interest reflects the diversity and flexibility of Lepage’s wide scope of engagements: from original projects to classic texts; from opera to film; from multimedia to new technology; as well as social, cultural and political interventions.

The proceedings of the conference will be published.

Three different segments took place as follows:

Manchester, 30-31 May 2006:
Practical Workshops on the interdisciplinary work of Lepage

London, Canada House, 1-2 June 2006:
Academic Papers

London, Birkbeck, 3 June 2006:
Film presentations and papers

Further information from Dr Aleksandar Dundjerovic, University of Manchester
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2-3 June 2006

The local, the global, and the interdisciplinary performance in the works of Robert Lepage / Proximité, ouverture et relations interdisciplinaires dans l’œuvre de Robert Lepage

Friday 2 June                 CANADA HOUSE

9 :30-10 :00 am             Registration and Coffee

10 :00-10 :15                Welcome

10 :15-11 :15                Plenary I

Steve Dixon (Brunel University, UK)

            Space, Metamorphosis and Extratemporality in the Theatre of Robert Lepage

11:15-11:30                  Coffee

11:30-1:00 pm               Panel I: Film

Bruno Cornellier (École de cinéma Mel Hoppenheim, Université Concordia)

            L'Indien, mon frère: identité, nationalité et indianité dans Le Confessionnal

Christian Roy

            Red Letter Days: (Mis)Translation, Abortive Action, and the Masks of Identity

Hilimi Alacakli (Istanbul, Turkey)

            Dans l’oeuvre de Robert Lepage,  images et objects changeants 

1:00-2:00                      Lunch

2:00-3:00                      Plenary II

Jane Koustas (Brock University)

         Robert Lepage meets the ROC

3:00-3:30                      Coffee

3:30-5:00                      Panel II

Sylvie Bissonnette (Montreal, Quebec)

            Historical Interculturalism in Robert Lepage's Elsinore

Ludovic Fouquet

            Entre boîte et écran: une dialectique interdisciplinaire? Evolution et influences du dispositif lepagien

Aleksandar Dundjerovic

            Transformative mise-en-scene in Lepage’s theatre and film work

Friday 2 June     BIRKBECK COLLEGE

5:15-5:45                      Reception

6:00-7:30                      Public Lecture

Michael Morris (Cultural Industry, UK)

            In conversation with Michael Morris

Saturday 3 June             BIRKBECK COLLEGE

9:30-10:00  am              Registration and Coffee

10:00-11:00                  Plenary III

Jonathan Rittenhouse (Bishop’s University, Quebec)

            Identifying Robert Lepage Ltd

11:00-11:30                  Coffee

11:30-1:00 pm               Panel III

Christie Carson (Royal Holloway, University of London)

The Artist Abroad: Robert Lepage’s Progress

Ilva Navarro (Liverpool Hope College)

            Global identity local culture – exporting Lepage’s internationalism

Anna Maria Monteverdi

            The Stage's Metamorphosis: The Far Side of the Moon, Elsinore and The Andersen Project by Robert Lepage

1:00-2:00                      Lunch 

2:00-3:00                      Plenary IV

Josette Féral

            Fragments d’identités

3:00-3:30                      Coffee

3:30-5:00                      Panel IV

Karen Fricker

            Un Canadien de prestige: The Performance of Global Success and Personal Exposure in Robert Lepage’s The Andersen Project

Rémy Charest (Montreal, Canada)

Building New Terminals: Connecting Flights, Ten Years After

Bill Marshall (Glasgow University)

            Quebec noir and a world of difference: la vieille capitale in the films of Robert Lepage

Conference Finish

This conference was made possible by the efforts and contributions of The University of Manchester, Birkbeck Centre for Canadian Studies, Le Groupe de recherches et d’études sur le Canada francophone, the Canadian High Commission, and Délégation générale du Québec


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