Event Lipsynch
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Venue Theatre Royal (1976- ), Sydney, NSW
Umbrella Event Sydney Festival 2009
First Date 11 January 2009
Last Date 18 January 2009
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "Lipsynch is structured in nine units, each of which concentrates on a figure from the floating gallery of characters who populate a series of overlapping plots, building to an exquisitely moving and unexpected climax. As so often in Lepage's work, the protagonists find themselves adrift in the world and, as we follow their journeys, we become deeply involved in their search for identity. The production moves from war-torn Vienna to pre-revolutionary Nicaragua and contemporary London, encountering those who have lost the power of speech or are tangled in linguistic confusion."
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Spectacle
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Frédérike Bédard Collaborator
Carlos Belda Collaborator
Rebecca Blankenship Collaborator
Lise Castonguay Collaborator
John Cobb Collaborator
Nuria Garcia Collaborator
Marie Gignac Collaborator
Sarah Kemp Collaborator
Rick Miller Collaborator
Hans Piesbergen Collaborator
Robert Lepage Director
Works
Text Nationality Canada
Production Nationality Canada
Further Information Performed in English, French, German and Spanish with English surtitles. Running time 8hrs 35mins, including 5 intervals (with a 45min dinner break).
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure Sydney Festival 2009 online guide
Event Identifier 78529