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Les sept branches de la rivière Ota

Robert Lepage

The integral version of the most ambitious and most fascinating work of Robert Lepage is in Montreal at long last. It is Hiroshima, fifty years later. Visiting the city, which he had presumed to be still full of horror, Robert Lepage was surprised to discover a flourishing city with its eye on the future, and made it the meeting place for his fictional characters.


In a magic realism style, Lepage and the Ex Machina team (some of whom have been with him since the early days) have created a nomadic piece that journeys from Quebec City to Glasgow and from Barcelona to Tokyo. An immense, organic saga, it is a coralline tale where objective chance leads to an ultimate reconciliation with self. An impressive theatrical event!


Created by Ex Machina Directed by Robert Lepage