The latest creation by Robert Lepage has finally come home. It opened a year ago in Quebec. It has since played in Australia France, England , no doubt changing with each new performance because Lepage’s stagings, which continuously absorb new elements, are never really finished but ultimately in a state of permanent process.
I have seen most of Lepage’s works and it appears clear that the Andersen Project displays a level of elegant refinement , a stage esthetics that has been purified to a point of perfection that I have never before seen in his work. Gone are the flashy gimmicks, the spectacular effects ,the accumulation of gasp inducing technical apparatus. This is a work of discrete flowing beauty, that appears to be so flawless, its traces implant themselves insidiously and indelibly in the memory of the spectator.