SFU welcomes the arrival of The Blue Dragon
The last season of Robert Lepage’s Dragon Trilogy locates itself as one of spring happenings at SFU . Lepage's characters are known to be travelers who embrace the unknown. “The Blue Dragon" centers around the life of a contemporary artist who fulfils him dream of traveling to China, the story climes to its climax when another character brings about changes towards the lives of the rest through cultural confrontation, and forces the new to take over the lives of those who are perhaps not yet ready for it. The story challenges audients' way of thinking, by engaging it’s viewers into a world that is filled with what’s “yet to come”. The theater production surrounds its theme with rebirth, which collides SFU’s upcoming changes happening towards the Contemporary Arts faculty that is being moved from SFU Burnaby to downtown. At the same time, Vancouver faces new opportunities brought by the Olympics, possibly shifting the decisions of SFU’s role in the society. The story almost signifies SFU as the central player, who is brought towards the new world which unfolds itself at a paste that is beyond expectation.