Matías Umpierrez and Robert Lepage

Matías Umpierrez and Robert Lepage

A year of mentoring

Matías Umpierrez has built a profile in Argentina with his experimental, “neo-technological” works that combine the theatrical and audio-visual. His twin goals -- to transcend genres while continuously engaging his audience in a dynamic conversation – make him the ideal protégé for the unique, transdisciplinary director Robert Lepage, whose highly original works defy classification. Lepage says of the year they are now beginning: “We call it mentorship, but actually it is a dialogue.” Regretting never having had a mentor, Lepage approaches it with generosity and an open mind: “I hope that the protégé will understand that his opinion is as important as ours.”