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Artist Q&A with Yves Jacques (The Far Side of the Moon)

Artist Talk

In this intimate event Yves Jacques (The Far Side of the Moon) will share insights on performing solo work, his work with Robert Lepage, and his career as a performer across stage and screen.

This is a rare opportunity for local performing artists in Western Australia to meet and pick the brain of one of the world’s most accomplished performers.

Co-hosted by The Blue Room Theatre.

More about Yves Jacques
Yves Jacques career led him from his native Quebec City to Montreal, then Paris where he’s been playing since, on stage as well as in movies.

Working with French Canadian director Denis Arcand, on 5 films including Decline of the American Empire, Jesus of Montreal and the Barbarian Invasions, along with French director Claude Miller with whom he worked on 7 films including La Chambre des Magiciennes, La petite Lily and Voyez Comme ils Dansent, confirmed his talent, and his renown grew steadily in France and in Quebec.

On stage, he has been touring worldwide for almost ten years with two Robert Lepage’s plays, The Far Side of the Moon (from 2001) and The Andersen Project (from 2007) in their French and English versions. His work with Lepage made Luc Bondy, the late Director of the Odéon Théâtre de l’Europe in Paris, to offer him to play alongside Isabelle Huppert in Marivaux’s Les Fausses Confidences (False Acquaintances). A film inspired by the play was also produced for ARTE with the same director and cast.

Other directors with whom Yves had the privilege to work include, Xavier Dolan Laurence Anyways, Jean-Paul Rappenneau Belles Familles, Olivier Dahan Grace of Monaco, as well as Martin Scorsese Aviator.

Yves Jacques was appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, in February 2001, and he is an Officer of the Order of Canada since 2009 for his achievements as an actor in theater, television and film, in Canada and abroad.

Who should attend?
Performers, performance makers and visual theatre enthusiasts.

Date and Time:  Tuesday 20 February, 2pm – 3pm

Venue: The Blue Room Theatre

Cost: Free

Registrations close on Monday 12 February. Spaces are strictly limited. Please register below.

Successful applicants will be notified via email by Wednesday 14 February.

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