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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

Christophe Waksmann

Projection Designer

A member of the dance company DCA founded by Philippe Decouflé, Christophe Waksmann has worked closely with the French director as a dancer, camera operator, director, film editor and image designer. This is the first time he has participated in the creation of a Cirque du Soleil show.

Christophe’s approach combines art and technology, paving the way for a new category of artist: “dancer/cameraman.” A computer expert from a young age, he spent eight years at the Centre chorégraphique Les Planches in Grenoble, where he developed his multiple talents. After expanding his versatility with the Skalen company and Christiane Blaise’s company, Christophe completed his video training at the Université Grenoble-III in the late 1980s.

Christophe Waksmann has more than twenty show recordings to his credit, notably for Gilles Verièpe’s company, the Équilibres company and the collective AOC. He has danced in several DCA productions as well as supporting Philippe Decouflé with his video experiments.

"I try to take into account all of the many constraints inherent in live performance," says Christophe. “The axes of projection must never impede the view of the audience or the artists, for example. In IRIS, video is one of the narrative processes that allow the director to tell a story."

 Christophe Waksmann was born in Grenoble, France.