Slideshow Lipsynch

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  • Director
    Robert Lepage
  • Text
    Frédérike Bédard Carlos Belda
    Rebecca Blankenship
    Lise Castonguay
    John Cobb
    Nuria Garcia
    Marie Gignac
    Sarah Kemp
    Robert Lepage
    Rick Miller
    Hans Piesbergen
  • Performed by
    Frédérike Bédard (Marie and others)
    Carlos Belda (Sebastian and others)
    Rebecca Blankenship (Ada and others)
    Lise Castonguay (Michelle and others)
    John Cobb (Jackson and others)
    Nuria Garcia (Lupe and others)
    Sarah Kemp (Sarah and others)
    Rick Miller (Jeremy and others)
    Hans Piesbergen (Thomas and others)
  • Dramaturgy Consultant
    Marie Gignac
  • Assistant Director
    Félix Dagenais
  • Set Designer
    Jean Hazel
  • Lighting Designer
    Etienne Boucher
  • Sound Designer
    Jean-Sébastien Côté
  • Costume Designer
    Yasmina Giguère
  • Assisted by
    Jeanne Lapierre
  • Props Designer
    Virginie Leclerc
  • Images produced by
    Jacques Collin
  • Wigs
    Richard Hansen
  • Creative Collaboration during rehearsals
    Sophie Martin
  • Robert Lepage's agent
    Lynda Beaulieu
  • Production and Tour Manager
    Louise Roussel
  • Production Assistant
    Marie-Pierre Gagné
  • Technical Director
    Paul Bourque
  • Stage Manager
    Judith Saint-Pierre
  • Lighting Manager
    Renaud Pettigrew
  • Sound Manager
    Stanislas Elie
  • Video Manager
    David Leclerc
  • Wardrobe Manager
    Sylvie Courbron
  • Props Manager
    Virginie Leclerc
  • Head Stagehand
    Anne Marie Bureau
  • Stagehands
    Simon Laplante
    Éric Lapointe
  • Technical Consultants
    Catherine Guay
    Tobie Horswill
  • Set Design Collaborator - Thomas part
    Carl Fillion
  • Music
    Bist du bei mir de J.S. Bach
    Do you know the way to San José? & The Look of Love de Bacharach / David
    Le petit berger by Debussy
    April in Paris by Duke / Harburg
    Symphony # 3 by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
    Every Mother's Son by Rick Miller, arranged by Jean-Sébastien Côté
    Transmission by Joy Division
    All the things you are by Kern / Hammerstein
    Bunte Blatter, Opus 9, Funf Albumblatter I, II, III, IV, V by Robert Schumann
  • Symphony #3 by Gorecki performed by
    Quatuor Cartier, Martin Gauthier, Jean-Sébastien Côté
  • Poems
    Les Boucliers Mégalomanes #3 & Les Boucliers Mégalomanes # 78 by Claude Gauvreaur used by kind permission of Mr. Pierre Gauvreau
    Monumenta Linguae by Juan Hidalgo
  • Recorded Voices
    Adrian Egan, Philip Graeme, Mary Harris, Helen King, Rick Miller
  • Set building
    Astuce Décors
    Les Conceptions visuelles Jean-Marc Cyr
  • Seamstresses
    Janie Gagnon, Annie Simard, Sophie Royer
  • Video footage production
  • Lipsynch
    an Ex Machina / Theatre Sans Frontrères production
    in association with Cultural Industry Ltd and Northern Stage
  • Coproduced by
    Arts 276/Automne en Normandie
    Barbicanbite08, London
    Brooklyn Academy of Music
    Cabildo Insular de Tenerife
    Chekhov International Theatre Festival, Moscou
    Festival de Otoño Madrid
    Festival TransAmériques, Montréal
    La Comète (scène nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne)
    Le Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, Montréal
    Le Volcan - Scène nationale du Havre
    Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts & Creativity
    Napoli Teatro Festival Italia
    The Sydney Festival
    Wiener Festwochen
  • Associate Producer, Europe, Japan
    Richard Castelli
  • Associate Producer's Management team, Europe, Japan
    Florence Berthaud, Rossana Di Vincenzo, Pierre Laly
  • Associate Producer, United Kingdom
    Michael Morris
  • Associate Producer, The Americas, Asia (except Japan), Australia, NZ
    Menno Plukker
  • Producer for Ex Machina
    Michel Bernatchez
  • DubStudio software is used by arrangement with Ryshco Media.
  • Thank you to the Northern Rock Foundation for their support in developing this production.
  • Ex Machina is funded by Quebec's Arts and Literature Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and the City of Quebec.
  • Théâtre Sans Frontières is funded by Arts Council England North East.



From its most primitive expression; a baby’s cry – to its most sophisticated; opera singing – the human voice is a select locus of identity and emotion. Lipsynch explores its many manifestations, declensions and implications through different procedures that convey and reproduce it.

Telephone, radio, sound tracks and silent films, playback and postsynchronization: singing voices, synthesized voices, voices of the conscience, voices of blood relatives, voices from beyond, hallucinated voices. Nine stories unfold in nine hours, focussing on nine protagonists whose lives answer, relay and echo each other.

As in The Dragon Trilogy and The Seven Branches of the Ota River, the singularity of individual destinies is superimposed on the magnitude of collective history, forming a gigantic modern fresco in the image of our modern world, fragmented and plural, burlesque and tragic, and layered with multiple languages, sounds and meanings.




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