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Thus Spoke… ()

Produced by

Groupe Gravel/ Lepage

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Movement: Frédérick Gravel


The Theatre Centre – Franco Boni Theatre


August 9th, 2014 – August 16th, 2014


In his own way, each disrupts the established order, bodily seizing hold of our era and exploding the codes and conventions of theatre and dance. Together, the brilliant writer Étienne Lepage and the frenzied choreographer Frédérick Gravel have concocted a pop piece that is cheeky and devilishly sexy. From Nietzsche to Hendrix, it shifts in jolts from scathing diatribe to rock and roll show, from electrifying harangue to laid-back stance, striking a good smack to the face of conformism.

In movement that is in constant counterpoint to unclassifiable texts, four performers take on the contradictions of society. Playing with conventions, the offhand, impudent tone of these disruptive freethinkers is an antidote to moroseness and apathy. Theirs is a theatre of combat – provocative, reckless, constructive.  (


Frédérick Gravel Performer
Frédérick Lavallée Performer
Marilyn Perreault Performer
Anne Thériault Performer

Creative Team

Frédérick Gravel Movement
Étienne Lepage Text
Frédérick Gravel Artistic Director
Étienne Lepage Artistic Director
Daniel Parent Creator
Marilyn Perreault Creator
Éric Robidoux Creator
Anne Thériault Creator
Chantal Bilodeau Translator


Frédérick Gravel Scenography
Étienne Lepage Scenographer
Frédérick Gravel Lighting
Stéphane Boucher Sound
Elen Ewing Costumes
Caroline Nadeau Technical Director
Marie-Andrée Gougeon Executive Producer


Nick Rose Venue Technician
Tim Lindsay Venue Technician
Shanna Miller Venue Technician
Michelle Ramsay Festival Lighting Designer