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International Festival Portraits | Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop talks about the day she decided she wanted to be a conductor, and the process of bringing music on the page to full, vivid life.

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International Festival Portraits | Juliette Binoche

Actress Juliette Binoche passionately describes the importance of actors fusing their body and mind when performing on stage.

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International Festival Portraits | Nicola Benedetti

Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti takes a personal look at her own performance style on stage, the vulnerabilities and idiosyncrasies of a musician on stage.

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International Festival Portraits | Robert Lepage

Actor, Writer and Director Robert Lepage champions the cultural benefits of the theatrical experience and the role he plays in delivering it.

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International Festival Portraits | Anne-Sophie Mutter

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter discusses the life-affirming importance of music as a way of bringing people together and traces the impact it has had throughout her life.

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International Festival Portraits | Simon McBurney

Actor and director Simon McBurney reflects on the intensity of live theatre and the co-dependent relationship between audience and performers.

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