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Amaluna

Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.

Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.

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Amaluna - Creadores

  • Guy Laliberté

    Fundador y Guía Creativo

    Guy Laliberté, acordeonista, zancudo y tragafuegos nacido en Quebec en 1959, fundó, con el apoyo de una pequeña "troupe" de cómplices, el primer circo de renombre internacional de Quebec. La atrevida visión de Guy Laliberté le permitió reconocer y cultivar el talento de los artistas callejeros de la Fête Foraine de Baie-Saint-Paul y crear con ellos Cirque du Soleil en 1984.

    Él fue el primero en orquestar la fusión de culturas y disciplinas artísticas y acrobáticas que definen a Cirque du Soleil. Desde 1984, Laliberté ha guiado a los equipos creativos de Cirque du Soleil en la creación de los espectáculos y ha contribuido a elevar las artes circenses a la categoría de grandes disciplinas artísticas.

    Cirque du Soleil se ha convertido en una organización de ámbito internacional, no solo por su composición, sino también por el alcance de sus actividades y su influencia. Guy Laliberté lidera en la actualidad una organización que opera en los cinco continentes.

    En octubre de 2007, Guy adquirió un nuevo compromiso vital mediante la creación de la fundación ONE DROP para combatir la pobreza proporcionando acceso a agua potable a comunidades de todo el mundo.  Este nuevo sueño surge de su convencimiento de que el derecho al agua es esencial para la supervivencia de pueblos y personas de todo el mundo y se enraíza en los valores que sustentan Cirque du Soleil desde su creación:  la creencia de que la vida te devuelve lo que tú das y de que hasta el gesto más pequeño es importante.

    En septiembre 2009, Guy Laliberté se convirtió en el primer turista espacial de nacionalidad canadiense.  Dedicó este viaje a concienciar al público sobre los problemas de suministro de agua que amenazan a la humanidad. Con el tema Removiendo cielo y tierra para conseguir agua, esta primera Misión social poética en el espacio tenía como propósito llegar al corazón de la gente con un enfoque artístico: un programa transmitido por Internet especial de 120 minutos con diversas actuaciones artísticas en 14 ciudades de cinco continentes y también en la Estación espacial internacional.

    Premios y distinciones
    En 2012, Guy Laliberté entró en la Order of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. En 2010, Guy recibió su propia estrella en el legendario Paseo de la fama de Hollywood. Ese mismo año, el gobierno de Quebec honró a Guy al ascenderle de Chevalier (una distinción que le otorgaron seis años antes) a Officier como miembro de la Ordre de la Pléiade. La Université Laval de Quebec otorgó a Guy Laliberté un doctorado Honoris Causa en 2008. El año precedente, Guy Laliberté había recibido el premio Ernst & Young al mejor empresario del año en las tres categorías siguientes: Quebec, Canadá e internacional. En 2004, el gobernador general de Canadá le concedió la Orden de Canadá, la más alta distinción del país. Ese mismo año, la revista Time lo incluyó entre las 100 personas más influyentes del mundo. En 2003, el grupo Condé Nast le otorgó su reconocimiento en el marco del programa Never Follow, que premia a los creadores e innovadores más destacados. En 2001, la Académie des Grands Montréalais lo incluyó en su nómina de "grandes montrealeses". En 1997, Guy Laliberté recibió la Orden Nacional de Quebec, la más alta distinción concedida por el gobierno de Quebec.


    Otros premios y distinciones

    2009
    Premio a toda una carrera otorgado por la Canadian Marketing Association

    2002
    Se le incorpora al Paseo de la fama de Canadá

    1998
    Premio al visionario otorgado por el American Craft Museum (llamado ahora Museum of Arts and Design de Nueva York)

    1996
    Vision nouvelle recibido en la 43ª Gala du Commerce (Quebec)

    1988
    Personaje del año, Gala Excellence La Presse (Quebec)

    1988
    Empresario del año, revista Les Affaires (Quebec)

     

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  • Gilles Ste-Croix

    Artistic Guide

    When Gilles Ste-Croix first told his parents he wanted to go into show business they said “Anything but that!” Ste-Croix grew up in rural Quebec, but he was determined not to stay there. He became a hippie and a nomad, living in communes and making the obligatory ‘60s pilgrimage to the West Coast where he lived in communes and audited some drama classes.

    Ste-Croix did try to conform, even working in an architect’s office for a while, but he knew in his heart that he wasn’t cut out for a conventional business career. At the same time, his search for a vocation was not in any way aimless or vague. He says that from his teens he always had a strong drive to succeed and an equally strong desire to entertain. However his entrée into show business came about in a most unusual and unpredictable way.

    In the late 1970s Gilles Ste-Croix was living in a commune in Victoriaville, Quebec, picking apples to make money. One day he mused that the job would be a whole lot easier if he could attach the ladder to his legs—and devised his first set of stilts.

    A friend happened to mention the Bread and Puppet Theater in nearby Vermont, which used stilt-walking as the basis of many of its performances. Ste-Croix went to see the company and realized that his apple-picking skills might actually be in demand in the wider world of entertainment.

    In 1980, Gilles Ste-Croix and a band of street artists founded the Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul and organized a street performance festival called the Fête foraine de Baie-Saint-Paul, which would eventually lead to the founding of Cirque du Soleil with Guy Laliberté in 1984.

    In 1984 and 1985, Gilles Ste-Croix designed and performed many stilt acts for Cirque du Soleil. In 1988, he became Cirque's Artistic Director, as well as coordinating a talent search that extended to the four corners of the globe.  He was Director of Creation for all of Cirque du Soleil's productions from 1990 to 2000: Nouvelle Expérience, Saltimbanco, Alegría, Mystère, Quidam, La Nouba, "O", and Dralion.  In 1992, he directed Fascination, the first Cirque du Soleil show presented in arenas in Japan. He also directed the groundbreaking 1997 dinner/cabaret show Pomp Duck and Circumstance in Germany.

    In 2000, while continuing to act as a consultant for Cirque du Soleil, Gilles Ste-Croix decided to realize one of his greatest dreams: Driven by his passionate interest in horses, he founded his own company to produce the 2003 show Cheval-Théâtre, which featured 30 horses and as many artist-acrobats under canvas and toured ten cities in North America.

    Since December 2002, Gilles St-Croix returned to Cirque du Soleil as Vice-President of Creation, New Project Development. In July 2006 he was nominated Senior Vice-President of Creative Content.

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  • 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.

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  • Diane Paulus

    Director

    Diane Paulus is the Artistic Director of the A.R.T. (American Repertory Theatre). Her recent work with A.R.T. includes The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, a new production adapted by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, and OBIE-winning composer Diedre Murray, playing on Broadway; Prometheus Bound, a new musical inspired by Aeschylus's ancient Greek tragedy, written by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) with music composed by Grammy Award-winning System of a Down lead singer Serj Tankian; Death and The Powers: The Robots’ Opera, a new opera by Tod Machover in collaboration with MIT Media Lab, which world premiered at l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo; The Donkey Show, a disco adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which ran for six years Off-Broadway and toured internationally; Best of Both Worlds, and Johnny Baseball. Diane’s other recent theatre credits include the Public Theatre's of HAIR (Tony-Award winning for best revival) on Broadway and London’s West End.  She has also directed Kiss Me, Kate (Glimmerglass Opera) and Lost Highway (ENO co-production with the Young Vic) and, as an opera director, The Magic Flute (Canadian Opera Company), Il mondo della luna at the Hayden Planetarium in New York, Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Turn Of The Screw, Cosi fan tutte, and the Monteverdi trilogy Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Orfeo at the Chicago Opera Theatre.  Diane is a Professor of the Practice of Theatre in Harvard University’s English Department and was recently named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Boston by Boston Magazine. She is a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Boston Conservatory. This is Diane Paulus’ first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Scott Pask

    Scénographe et concepteur des accessoires

    Scénographe primé, Scott Pask a participé à diverses productions présentées tant à Broadway qu’à Londres. Parmi les œuvres théâtrales, d’opéra et de danse auxquelles il a collaboré se trouvent The Pillowman, avec Billy Crudup et Jeff Goldblum(prix Tony pour la meilleure scénographie); A Behanding in Spokane, mettant en vedette Christopher Walken et A Steady Rain, avec Daniel Craig et Hugh Jackman. Collaborateur de longue date de Diane Paulus, Scott a travaillé avec cette dernière à de nombreux projets, dont  la remise en scène primée de HAIR à Broadway et à Londres, et The Donkey Show, à Londres. Parmi les nombreuses scénographies à son crédit pour des spectacles de Broadway figurent également Promises Promises, Pal Joey, Speed The Plow, Les liaisons dangereuses, The Vertical Hour, Urinetown, Take Me Out, NINE avec Antonio Banderas, La cage aux folles et The Coast of Utopia, des productions pour lesquelles il s’est mérité des prix Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle et Hewes pour la meilleure scénographie. Tout récemment, il a conçu la scénographie de la comédie musicale à succès The Book Of Mormon, pour laquelle il a remporté l’un des neufs prix Tony décernés pour cette production. Il a également imaginé la scénographie de Peter Grimes au Metropolitan Opera. Son travail a été exposé à la Quadriennale de Prague, au Bruce Museum of Science and Art, à The Leslie Lohman Gallery, à The Met Gallery et fait partie de la collection permanente du McNay Art Museum. Scott Pask collabore avec le Cirque du Soleil pour la première fois.

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  • Mérédith Caron

    Conceptrice des costumes

    Au Québec comme à l’étranger, Mérédith Caron a imprimé sa marque au théâtre, au cinéma,  à l'opéra et au cirque. Avec plus de 175 collaborations à son actif, Mérédith est l’une des figures de proue du domaine de la création de costumes au Canada. Elle a travaillé auprès de metteurs en scène émérites, dont Pierre Bernard, Serge Denoncourt, Robert Lepage, Martine Beaulne, René Richard Cyr, André Brassard, Daniele Finzi Pasca et Richard Monette au prestigieux Stratford Festival, en Ontario. Au fil de ses collaborations, Mérédith Caron accumule les prix et les distinctions au Québec, dont un Gémeau, sept Gascon-Roux et deux Masques. Depuis près de 20 ans, elle enseigne l’histoire de l’art et la conception de costumes à l’École nationale de théâtre du Canada à Montréal. En 1988, elle collabore pour la première fois avec le Cirque du Soleil en dessinant des costumes dans le cadre d’un projet en développement. Après CRISS ANGEL Believe, Mérédith participe pour la troisième fois à un projet du Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Bob & Bill

    Compositores

    Los compositores y arreglistas Guy Dubuc y Marc Lessard (también conocidos como Bob & Bill) son famosos por su capacidad de desdibujar las líneas entre géneros y estilos. En 2003, compusieron la música de Splinter Cell (Pandora Tomorrow), un videojuego éxito de ventas de Ubisoft. También han producido varios álbumes, incluyendo Bahiatronica de Mónica Freire y Pink Floyd Redux, una colección de canciones mezcladas de la banda británica, así como la banda de sonido del espectáculo KOOZA de Cirque du Soleil. En 2004, Bob & Bill proporcionaron la dirección y los arreglos musicales para el espectáculo Midnight Sun de Cirque du Soleil, como parte de las celebraciones de los 25 años del Festival internacional de jazz de Montreal y el aniversario de los 20 años de Cirque du Soleil. Tres veces nominados al premio ADISQ de la industria musical de Québec, los dos compañeros de trabajo también crearon la música de varias películas y series de televisión, y compusieron la música para la producción del director Robert Lepage, Pageant de Canotgraphie. En 2008, el dúo lanzó su primer álbum, Crime Report, una obra que fusiona sonidos electrónicos y orgánicos. Bob & Bill trabajaron muchas veces con el Cirque du Soleil para crear los arreglos musicales de distintos eventos especiales. Desde el año 2009, también han trabajado como compositores para el Cirque du Soleil. Compusieron la música para los espectáculos TOTEM (2010), dirigido por Robert Lepage y Amaluna (2012), dirigido por Diane Paulus. Bob & Bill también escribieron la música para el tercer y quinto capítulos de Les Chemins Invisibles (2011 y 2013), un espectáculo gratuito en exteriores que se presentó en la ciudad de Quebec en verano. KURIOS: Cabinet of Curiosities será el quinto espectáculo del Cirque du Soleil para el que compondrán.

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  • Jacques Boucher

    Concepteur sonore

    Depuis plus de vingt-cinq ans, Jacques Boucher conçoit les environnements sonores pour une multitude de productions du Québec et d’ailleurs. Sonorisateur pour différents artistes québécois dont Richard Séguin, Laurence Jalbert, Diane Dufresne et Bruno Pelletier, l’expertise de Jacques Boucher a été mise au service de comédies musicales telles que Dracula (2006) et de grands événements, dont le méga spectacle 2000 voix chantent le monde, présenté à Québec en 2000, avec plus de 2 300 choristes sur scène. En 2008, Jacques est invité à mettre la main à la presque totalité des événements de la Société du 400e anniversaire de la ville de Québec en tant que concepteur et chef sonorisateur : il participe à la Symphonie des mille de Gustav Mahler avec l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec, au spectacle Le Moulin à images de Robert Lepage, dont il conçoit l’imposant système de diffusion sonore s’étalant sur 1,2 km et  à l’événement-spectacle présenté par le Cirque du Soleil. Jacques Boucher travaille également à titre de concepteur sonore et de chef sonorisateur pour des événements spéciaux du Cirque du Soleil. Après TOTEM, il collaborera pour une deuxième fois à un spectacle du Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Matthieu Larivée

    Lighting Designer

    Matthieu Larivée came up with the ingenious lighting designs for several shows and artistic events in Quebec and throughout Canada. His multidimensional approach and overall vision of the show has allowed him to participate in large-scale projects such as the show Le Petit Roy, directed by Serge Postigo, and Beladi - A night at the Pyramids, a unique show featuring singer Chantal Chamandy and the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, performed in front of the Egyptian pyramids, which allowed Matthieu to emphasize the beauty of such majestic monuments. This international project earned him the MELDA (Middle East Lighting Design Awards) Award in 2007 and recognition from his peers at the 2008 Parnelli Awards in Las Vegas. At the 2010 Gala de l'ADISQ, Matthieu was nominated as “Lighting Designer of the Year” for MusicMan, starring Gregory Charles, and again in 2011 for Roch Voisine’s Americana. Matthieu never hesitates to push the boundaries of his art, incorporating video technology and scenic effects into his projects. For over ten years now, Matthieu Larivée and his Lüz Studio team have been responsible for the visual look of numerous concerts and events, including Canadian Music Week (2010 and 2011), Guy Laliberté’s Poetic Social Mission (an event that took place in 2009 during his eleven-day journey into space on board the International Space Station), the Concerts OSM éclatés, as well as the graphic design for the opening night of the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix in 2010. Matthieu has also worked with famous artists such as pianist Michel Legrand and singer Natasha St-Pier. Amaluna marks Matthieu's second time taking part in a Cirque du Soleil show after Wintuk.

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  • Karole Armitage

    Choreographer

    Karole Armitage, director of Armitage Gone! Dance Company based in New York, was rigorously trained in classical ballet. Through her unique and acute knowledge of the aesthetic values of Balanchine and Cunningham, she is seen by some critics as the true choreographic heir to the two masters of twentieth-century American dance. Known as the "Punk Ballerina," Armitage is renowned for pushing the boundaries to create works that blend dance, music and art. Following the premiere of the Watteau Duets, Mikhail Baryshnikov invited her to create a work for the American Ballet Theatre, and Rudolph Nureyev commissioned a work for the Paris Opera Ballet. She has collaborated with contemporary composers and worked with artists such as Jeff Koons, Brice Marden and David Salle. She choreographed two Broadway productions (Passing Strange and Hair, which awarded her a Tony nomination), videos for Madonna and Michael Jackson and several  films. She has set new works on companies that include the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo,  Ballet Naccional de Cuba and  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Her company tours an extensive repertoire and creates site-specific works for festivals and venues worldwide. She has directed operas from the baroque and contemporary repertoire for prestigious houses of Europe, including Teatro Di San Carlo in Naples, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Lyric Opera in Athens and Het Muzik Theatre in Amsterdam. She also choreographed The Cunning Little Vixen for the New York Philharmonic. Armitage was awarded France's most prestigious award in 2009, Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. This is her first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Rob Bollinger

    Acrobatic Performance Designer

    Rob Bollinger was a competitive trampolinist at the age of 9 and partnered with his father on the invention of the double mini trampoline as his family owned a trampoline club in Illinois, where he grew up. He studied Business at Indiana University on a scholarship as a competitive springboard diver. He won two Big Ten and two NCAA national diving championships and qualified for the 1980 and 1984 Olympics trials. He did not make the team on either occasion, and at first turned away from the world of competitive sports. After a brief period working in aeronautics and insurance, Rob found the pull of acrobatics too strong to resist, so he went to work in diving shows in theme parks, which led him around the world. On his return to the United States he put his talents as a diver and trampolinist to work in film and television as a professional stunt man, notably for Universal Studios. Rob joined Cirque du Soleil in 1993 during the creation of the first resident show Mystère as a coach and artist in the show’s original house troupe. In 1997 he joined "O", first as a coach, then as artistic coordinator and eventually he was appointed the production’s artistic director. He also added the artistic direction of Mystère to his responsibilities. Michael Jackson ONE is Rob’s third show as Acrobatic Designer after ZAIA and Amaluna.

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  • Fred Gérard

    Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer

    In 1984, after some eye-opening encounters at Zingaro Circus (France), Fred left a career drilling for oil to tap into circus arts. Among the first to graduate from the National Centre for Circus Arts in Châlons-sur-Marne (France) as a flying trapeze porter, Fred was approached to become a trapeze artist in the Cirque du Soleil show Nouvelle Expérience. Forced to leave the stage following an injury, he became assistant to the show’s director and artistic director. He went on to assume the role of Tour Artistic Coordinator. After a short stint in Europe, he returned to Cirque du Soleil, taking his first steps in acrobatic equipment design for the shows Alegría and Mystère. Working as Head Rigger and training circus technicians at Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters in Montreal, he then took up these duties on several touring shows between 1997 and 2006. With the help of his circus friends, Fred co-founded the Nickel Chrome group in Martigues in the South of France. As a member of this organization, which supports circus projects, he acts as Tent Master/Head Rigger, Artistic Director, Designer or Trainer for circus projects and companies all over the world. Working with Nickel Chrome and Théâtre Europe, he was also involved in the creation and development of the Janvier dans les Étoiles festival in La Seyne-sur-Mer, France. This is the second time Fred Gérard has worked on a Cirque du Soleil show as Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer, after OVO.

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  • Patricia Ruel

    Props Designer

    Patricia Ruel has contributed to the success of a myriad of plays, television shows and special events, both in Quebec and abroad. Her track record includes over 50 productions as Props Designer and a dozen as Set Designer. Patricia has received two Théâtre Denise-Pelletier awards for her sets for Révizor, directed by Reynald Robinson, in 2003, and Edmond Dantès, directed by Robert Bellefeuille, in 2004. In 2011, she received a Gémeau award in the “Best Set Design: all variety categories, magazines, public affairs, sports” category for the end-of-year special Bye Bye 2010, aired on SRC. She has worked with various theatre directors, including Robert Lepage, Dominic Champagne and Fernand Rainville. She has also worked on several projects for Cirque du Soleil, including KÀ, The Beatles LOVE and Viva ELVIS as Props Designer and Wintuk and Banana Shpeel as Set Designer.

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  • Eleni Uranis

    Diseñadora de maquillaje

    Eleni Uranis joined Cirque du Soleil in 1989 as Assistant to Costume Designer Dominique Lemieux. She then worked on various shows, where she was responsible for materials research, fittings and artistic quality control. She then designed costumes for the show Pomp Duck and Circumstance, performed in Hamburg (Germany) from 1997 to 1999. In 2002, she worked alongside world-renowned designer Thierry Mugler to design the costumes for Zumanity. In 2004, Eleni Uranis’ career took a sharp turn when she joined the Cirque du Soleil make-up workshop, where she would see her ideas brought to life by the artists of Dralion. Between 2004 and 2006, Eleni Uranis assisted Make-up Designer Nathalie Gagné with several shows and, in 2005, she designed the make-up for Reflections in Blue, the show Cirque produced for the opening ceremonies of the XI FINA World Aquatic Championships. With Amaluna, Eleni is designing the make-up for her sixth Cirque du Soleil production after Dralion, Wintuk, ZED, Banana Shpeel and Zarkana.

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Guest Creators

  • Randy Weiner

    Dramaturge
  • Debra Brown

    Acrobatic Choreographer
  • Caitlan Maggs

    Acrobatic Choreographer
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  • Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque

    "Sanddornbalance" Act