The Nightingale and Other Short Fables

March 1, 2011, March 3 – 4, 2011, March 6, 2011

Premiere US Premiere
Production Language Russian
Country of Origin Canada
Description The Nightingale and Other Short Fables, which combined two of Stravinsky’s chamber ballets with traditional Vietnamese puppetry, is a fitting piece for a globetrotting artist whose themes over the course of his career have become increasingly universal. Yet for Robert Lepage, universality is rooted in direct experience. The key to successfully addressing the universal, as he himself said in an interview about The Nightingale, is to “talk about what goes on as honestly as possible. Talk about what goes on in your kitchen, and anybody will recognize themselves in that.”
Identifier 2011s.01089