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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

Olivier Simola

Choreographer
Michael Jackson ONE

After studying at the Conservatoire national de région (CNR) in Grenoble and at the Conservatoire national supérieur musique et danse de Lyon, Olivier Simola acquired his first professional experience working with numerous choreographers including Andy Degroat, Jean-François Duroure, Joël Borges et Christophe Salengro. In 1995, he joined the dance company DCA founded by Philippe Decouflé. He first worked on the creation of Decodex before becoming one of the mainstays of the company, leaving his mark on many other DCA creations. Dancer and video-maker Olivier Simola then began to work closely with Philippe Decouflé. By fusing his two principal areas of expertise – dance and video – he contributes to shaping the singular worlds of choreographers such as Benjamin Millepied and Michael Baryshnikov. For Cirque du Soleil, Olivier designed the projections for the company’s performance at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony. After his work as Projection Designer on IRIS – A Journey Through the World of Cinema, Michael Jackson ONE is his second collaboration to a Cirque du Soleil show.