Robert Lepage
Ex Machina
Théâtre du Soleil Kanata


PRESSE RELEASE - The Théâtre du Soleil 27 July 2018

In the conviction that the cancellation of the KANATA show was in no way the desired aim of the vast majority of francophone indigenous artists who were present at the meeting with Ariane Mnouchkine and Robert Lepage on Thursday, July 19, 2018, the Théâtre du Soleil troupe and its director decided to take the time needed (a few days) to think about how to respond, with the non-violent weapons of theatrical art, to this attempted intimidation of theater artists.

An intimidation unimaginable in a democratic country, that is carried out largely on social media networks in the name of an ideology that the Théâtre du Soleil does not wish to qualify here but to which it will respond with its own tools. Convinced that the need for visibility of indigenous artists is a legitimate demand, and despite the disappointment caused by the momentary failure of the meeting of 19 July, the Théâtre du Soleil confirms the solemn invitation given that night by Ariane Mnouchkine to welcome to the Cartoucherie a Festival de Théâtre Autochtone, one that could become a regular event on a bi or triannuala basis.

While the Théâtre du Soleil regret the extreme decision to which Robert Lepage has been reduced, they reaffirm here their faithful affection and unshakable admiration for him.


The Théâtre du Soleil and the Festival d’Automne à Paris are currently collaborating to schedule a new show which will replace the play Kanata, programmed from December 15th to February 17th.
More informations will be available from the 27th August on ou website, social networks and by calling our booking service (+33 1 53 45 17 17).
Spectators who already bought tickets for one of the performances have been contacted by e-mail by our booking service today.