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From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

 
 
 

Biography

Marc Brickman

Original Lighting Designer

marc brickman is a world renowned lighting and production designer. His credits include concert tours for such diverse artists as Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Blue Man Group, Blackeyed Peas, Keith Urban, Chris Botti with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and John Mayer .

Recognized as an innovator in the industry, his awards and accolades include Emmy Award and Cable Ace Award nominations for production design and Best Director, and Lighting Designer of the Year.

marc created the lighting for the 1998 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies in Nagano, and the 1992 Summer Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Barcelona. His numerous works for film and television include Steven Spielberg’s AI and Minority Report, and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man.

Among his recent assignments are the Special EFX for the Mel Brooks show Young Frankenstein on Broadway, The Chromozone Project – a touring dome venue that employs 360° projection – and FeeFiFoFun , an indoor playground and interactive online program for preschoolers and their parents.

marc’s work outside the realm of entertainment includes working with architects such as Craig Hodgetts and Sir Norman Foster to light structures as diverse as the Al-Faisalah building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. His work on large-scale public art installations includes the Festpiel in Salzburg, Austria .

“I would equate Viva ELVIS with Wagner’s Ring Cycle,” says marc brickman. “The production is epic in scale and the show is an unpredictable hybrid. It’s opera , it’s theatre, it’s dance, it’s circus. Lighting serves to help tell the story and translate the energy of music and bodies moving in space. It’s a balance between light and dark, truth and myth, and the magic of what we think we can see.”

marc brickman was born in Philadelphia in 1953.