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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

Pascale Henrot

Associate Director of Creation

After studying crafts at the l’Ecole des Trois Soleils in Lyon, France, Pascale Henrot turned to dance under the influence of choreographers Claude Decaillot and Michel Hallet-Eghayan.

From 1978 to 1987 she worked in Lyon with choreographer Régine Chopinot, then in Paris with Daniel Larrieu’s company Astrakan and Andrew De Groat’s company Red Notes. After dancing with Philippe Decouflé, she became his choreographic assistant and started working as a producer and director with his company DCA, a role she undertook in all his creations from Codex (1986) to Shazam (1997). She also worked as a director and company administrator in the creation of commercials and other short films by Philippe.

Pascale produced a show called Triton et les petites tritures as one of the events associated with the FIFA World Cup held in France in 1998, and after leaving DCA, she worked with artistic directors Andre Heller and Philippe Decouflé on the preparations for the opening ceremony of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Berlin.

From 2000 to 2007, Pascale was co-director of the "Paris quartier d’été" festival, working on programming and administration. In 2007 she produced events for the inauguration of Life at Saint-Nazaire, a new space for interdisciplinary and emerging forms. Since the summer of 2008, she has directed the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale in Paris, which has three multidisciplinary spaces dedicated to all forms of contemporary performing arts.

As Associate Director of Creation of IRIS, Pascale Henrot is the link between the director, his ideas and the show’s other creators. Working at Philippe Decouflé’s side, her role is to ensure that his intentions and vision materialize on stage. "In IRIS, the acrobatics are absolutely integral to the entire structure of the show – a production that presents a poetic, playful and inventive take on film," she says.