Robert Lepage: MIT Student Workshop
Robert Lepage visited MIT on Sunday, Feb. 12, to initiate a collaborative workshop with MIT students and launch the class 21M.805, Performance and Design Practicum. The lively event was attended by a group of more than 20 students who were eager to work with the renowned multidisciplinary performance and media artist who has been named the 2012 recipient of the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT.
Lepage began the day by outlining the creative process used by his production team, Ex Machina, to develop a performance. The “resource,” or catalyst of the workshop, was a deck of playing cards. The group developed a long list of creative possibilities present in cards, including numbers, concepts, personal stories and cultural histories. Throughout the workshop, Lepage interacted closely with students and emphasized the generative qualities of play.
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