19:00 - 21:00
NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE
THEATRE Public Talk: The work and method of Robert Lepage
Rolex mentor and renowned theatre director and actor Robert Lepage will present his work and methods of theatre-making. The talk will be moderated by Katia Arfara Assistant Professor of Theatre, Performance Studies at NYU Abu Dhabi, and curator.
Speaker : Robert Lepage, Theatre mentor 2016-2017
Moderator: Katia Arfara
The multidisciplinary artist Robert Lepage is all at once an actor, a director, a playwright and a stage director. Hailed by international critics, his original, contemporary and unusual works transcend borders and challenge the standards of scenic writing, particularly through the use of new technologies.
Robert Lepage’s visionary side and will to create led him to promote and implement the construction of Le Diamant theatre in the heart of Quebec City. Inaugurated in August 2019, this new and unique cultural venue is intended to be an anchor point for the public, emerging artists and creators from all horizons.
Robert Lepage mentored Matías Umpierrez in 2016−2017.
Katia Arfara is Assistant Professor of Theatre, Performance Studies at NYU Abu Dhabi, and curator. Her research, curatorship and teaching focus on performance and politics in the Global South, postcolonial dramaturgies, migration, and public art. As the Theatre and Dance Artistic Director and Curator of the Onassis Stegi (2009-19), Dr. Arfara has initiated and curated numerous public programs and interdisciplinary festivals at the intersection of art, science and civic practice, such as the site-specific Fast Forward Festival. Her writing has been published in TDR: The Drama Review, Theatre Research International, Contemporary Theatre Review, and Performance Research. She is the author of Théâtralités contemporaines, and the co-editor of lntermedial Performance and Politics in the Public Sphere.
This talk will be in English with Greek translation available.
This public talk is part of the “Rolex Arts Festival: Celebrating 20 Years of Mentoring”, a week-long event taking place on 22–28 May, 2023 in multiple venues across Athens to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.
The festival marks the first time that Rolex has taken its mentoring programme to the Greek capital, along with dozens of the world’s most talented artists.
A special pre-festival programme, including workshops, talks and dedicated to the people of Athens and organized to engage local artists, arts professionals and young people, will be offered from 22–25 May.
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Further information will be announced soon.
This public talk is presented by Rolex in partnership with the National Theatre of Greece
Latest updated: 24/05/2023