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Cirque du Soleil

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 5,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

 
 
 

Biography

Fernand Rainville

Director of Creation

A prolific actor and director, Fernand Rainville has been active on the Quebec cultural scene for over 25 years. He made his mark in the theatre world by directing over a hundred creative and repertory theatre plays, both contemporary and classical, as well as large-scale variety shows such as the bilingual production of Les Misérables (1990-1991), Légendes fantastiques (which ran from 1998 to 2007 and earned him the Quebec Tourism Prize) and Saka,an equestrian show performed under a big top between 2007 and 2009. In television, Fernand has worked as Artistic Director for the show Le plaisir croît avec l’usage, which aired on Télé-Québec between 2001 and 2003. He was also responsible for the artistic direction of the opening ceremonies of the Outgames at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium in 2006. Fernand has been working with Cirque du Soleil on a regular basis since 2005. He was co-director for the opening ceremony of the Montreal 2005 – XI FINA World Championships, Director of the Cirque du Soleil pre-game show at the 2007 Miami Superbowl, as well as Director of Creation and Director of Wintuk, a show that ran seasonally for four years at Madison Square Garden's WaMu Theatre in New York. For ONE DROP, Fernand directed the multimedia experience AQUA and, during Guy Laliberté’s journey into space in 2009, he assumed the role of Content Producer and Artistic Director for the Poetic Social Mission event, a show on water-related issues that was broadcast on television and the Internet.