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Cirque du Soleil (シルク・ドゥ・ソレイユ)では、各種ショーのプレスキット、会社情報を用意しております。

Dralion

さまざまな手法を取り込む Cirque du Soleil のアプローチと 3000 年におよぶ中国のアクロバット技術が融合した Dralion(ドラリオン)は、東洋の哲学、そして東洋哲学の永遠の命題である人間と自然の調和にインスピレーションを得ています。ショーの名前は、東洋を象徴するドラゴンと西洋を象徴するライオンという 2 つの生物に由来します。

Dralion では、自然界を支配する 4 つの要素が人間の形を借りて登場します。擬人化された要素は、それぞれの要素を象徴する色で表現されます。つまり、青は空気、緑は水、赤は火、黄土色は土を表しています。Dralion の世界では、文化の融合、人間と自然界の一体化、調和が重要なテーマとなっています。

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Dralion - クリエーター

  • ギー・ラリベルテ

    創設者

    ギー・ラリベルテは 1959 年にケベックシティで生まれました。アコーディオン奏者、竹馬乗り、火食い芸人、そしてギーは、少人数のグループのサポートも得て、ケベック最初の国際的名声を得たサーカス集団を結成しました。大胆な夢想家、ギー・ラリベルテは、ベ・サン・ポールの Fête foraine (ラ・フェト・フォレーヌ)から優秀な人材を発掘して才能を育て、1984 年に Cirque du Soleil を結成しました。

    ギー・ラリベルテは、文化、芸術、アクロバットを融合して調和させた最初の人物です。この調和こそ、Cirque du Soleil の象徴です。1984 年以降、彼はすべてのショーでクリエイティブチームを率い、サーカスアートを偉大な芸術分野のレベルにまで引き上げることに貢献してきました。

    Cirque du Soleil は、活動と影響の範囲の大きさにおいても、国際的組織に成長しました。現在ギー・ラリベルテは、5 大陸で活動を続ける組織のトップの座にあります。

    2007 年 10 月、ギー・ラリベルテは ONE DROP FOUNDATION を組織し、彼の人生の次のステップに踏み出しました。この組織は、安全な水を継続的に供給することによって、世界中の貧困と闘うことを目的としています。この新たな夢は、水を得る権利は世界中の個人と共同体の生命の維持に不可欠であるという認識、そして創立当初から Cirque du Soleil の理念の核となっていた価値観が発端となっています。その価値とは、生命は自分が与えた分だけこちらに与えてくれ、たとえ小さな活動でもいずれ効果を発揮する、という信念です。

    ギー・ラリベルテは 2009 年 9 月に民間人としてカナダで初めて宇宙旅行を行いました。彼の使命は、地球上の人類が直面している水の問題に対する関心を高めることでした。「Moving Stars and Earth for Water」というテーマのもと、この宇宙始まって以来最初の Poetic Social Mission(詩的な社会活動)は芸術的なアプローチで人々の心を動かすことを目的としていました。そのアプローチとは、さまざまな芸術的パフォーマンスによる 120 分間の Web キャスト特別プログラムを、5 大陸の 14 都市と国際宇宙ステーションで公開するというものです。

    主な受賞歴と特記事項
    2012 年、ギー・ラリベルテは American Gaming Association の「Gaming Hall of Fame」を受賞しました。2011 年には、カナダのビジネス功労賞「Order of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame」を受賞しました。2010 年に、ハリウッド・ウォーク・オブ・フェームにギー・ラリベルテの星のプレートが設置されました。同年、ケベック州政府により、6 年前に授与された名誉賞「シュヴァリエ」よりさらに上級の「オフィシエ」が、「Ordre de la Pléiade」のメンバーとして授与されました。2008 年にギー・ラリベルテはラヴァル大学(ケベック州)より名誉博士号を授与されました。その前年には、Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 賞を、ケベック州、カナダ、国際の全 3 レベルで受賞しました。2004 年には、カナダ総督より、カナダ最高の栄誉であるカナダ勲章を授与されました。 同年、タイム誌により、「世界で最も影響力のある 100 人」のひとりに選出されました。2003 年には、Condé Nast グループにより、クリエイターとイノベーターを対象とする Never Follow Program で栄誉を称えられました。2001 年、彼はグレーター・モントリオール・アカデミーにより、偉大なるモントリオール市民の称号を与えられました。1997 年には、ケベック州政府最高の栄誉であるケベック勲章を授与されました。


    その他の受賞歴と特記事項

    2009
    Canadian Marketing Associationによる、ライフタイム・アチーブメント賞を受賞

    2002
    カナダのウォーク・オブ・フェームに名前が彫られる

    1998
    アメリカン・クラフト博物館(現在はニューヨークのアート・アンド・デザイン博物館)によるヴィジョナリー・アワードを受賞

    1996
    第 43 回 Gala du Commerce(ケベック)にてVision nouvelle賞を受賞

    1988
    Gala Excellence La Presse(ケベック)のパーソナリティ・オブ・ザ・イヤーを受賞

    1988
    Les Affaires 誌(ケベック)の Entrepreneur of the Year 賞を受賞

     

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  • ジル・サンクロワ

    アーティスティック ガイド

    ジル・サンクロワがショー・ビジネスの世界に進みたいと両親に初めて打ち明けたとき、両親は「それだけはやめなさい」と反対しました。サンクロワはケベックの田舎町で育ちましたが、いつか必ず町を出ていこうと決めていました。その後、彼はヒッピーとなり、コミューンを転々とする放浪生活を送りながら、1960 年代のヒッピーの聖地、アメリカ西海岸に行き着きました。そこでは、コミューンで暮らし、演劇講座をいくつか聴講しました。

    サンクロワは世間に合わせて、しばらくの間は設計事務所で働きましたが、自分は型にはまったビジネス・キャリアには向いていないと心の中でわかっていました。一方で、その天職探しにおいては、明確な目標がありました。10 代の頃からずっと、成功したいという思いが強く、人を楽しませたいという思いも同様に強かったと彼は語ります。しかし、そんな彼に、極めて珍しく、思いもよらない形でショー・ビジネス界入りのチャンスが訪れます。

    1970 年代後半、ジル・サンクロワがケベック州ヴィクトリアヴィルのコミューンに住み、りんご摘みの仕事をしているときのことでした。ある日、脚にはしごを付けられれば、仕事がずっと楽になるのにと考えた彼は、竹馬第 1 号を考案します。

    近くのバーモントにあるブレッド・アンド・パペット劇場では、多くのパフォーマンスで竹馬を使っていると友人からたまたま聞き、サンクロワは一座を見に行ってみました。そこで、自分のりんご摘みのスキルが広いエンターテインメントの世界で役立つかもしれないと気付きました。

    1980 年、ジル・サンクロワと大道芸人の一団は、Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul(ベ・サン・ポールの竹馬乗り)を結成し、Fête foraine de Baie-Saint-Paul(ベ・サン・ポール・フェスティバル)という大道芸フェスティバルを開催しました。これを前身とし、彼は 1984 年にギー・ラリベルテと共に Cirque du Soleil を設立します。

    1984 年と 1985 年に、ジル・サンクロワは Cirque du Soleil のために竹馬を使用した多くのパフォーマンスを発案して行いました。1988 年、Cirque のアーティスティック・ディレクターに就任すると同時に、世界のすみずみまで人材探しを行いました。1990 年から 2000 年には、Cirque du Soleil の全作品の創作ディレクターを務め、Nouvelle Expérience、Saltimbanco、Alegría、Mystère、Quidam、La Nouba、"O"、Dralion を世に送り出しました。1992 年には、Cirque du Soleil の日本初公演作である Fascination の演出を担当しました。また、ドイツで上演され、1997 年のディナー/キャバレー・ショーの火付け役となった Pomp Duck and Circumstance も手掛けました。

    2000 年、Cirque du Soleil の顧問を続ける傍ら、ジル・サンクロワは最大の夢の 1 つを叶えようと決意しました。馬への情熱に突き動かされた彼は自身の劇団を設立し、2003 年に Cheval-Théâtre を制作しました。これは、テントの下で行われる 30 頭の馬と 30 名のアクロバット・アーティストによるパフォーマンスを目玉とするショーで、北米 10 都市で上演されました。

    2002 年 12 月からは、新規プロジェクト開発部門の創作担当副社長として Cirque du Soleil に復帰しています。2006 年 7 月、ジル・サンクロワはクリエイティブ・コンテンツ担当上級副社長に任命されました。

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  • ギー・キャロン(Guy Caron)

    ディレクター

    Caron was Cirque's first Artistic Director when the company was created in 1984. He is also the founder of Montreal 's National Circus School. After an absence of a few years to pursue other interests, he returned to Cirque in 1998 to direct Dralion (1999) and work as Director of Creation on KÀ (2004).

    Guy Caron is one of the main pioneers of the rebirth of the circus arts. In 1975, when no circus existed in Quebec, Guy Caron left for Hungary and studied for three years at the École de cirque de Budapest. In 1981, he founded the École nationale de cirque de Montréal with Pierre Leclerc. He was its executive director for ten years.

    He regularly seats on the juries of many circus festivals all over the world. From 1987 to 1989, he was the executive director of the Centre national des arts du cirque de Châlons-en-Champagne, in France. Since 1992, he has been a consultant and director for well-known circuses in Switzerland, France and the United States. In 1996, he directed three acts that won the Clown d'Or award at the Festival de Monte Carlo. These acts were performed by members of the Swiss family Knie.

    Guy Caron came to the circus arts through a fortuitous encounter with clowns Rodrigue Tremblay and Sonia Côté, alias Chatouille and Chocolat, in the 1970s. With them, he went to Hungary, and once back in Montreal, he was at the forefront of the public entertainers who were precursors to Cirque du Soleil. He owes his vocation as an actor to his mentor, man of theatre Paul Buissonneau. "He gave me everything: my tools as an actor, my first professional job, and even, quite often, his theatre, the Quat'Sous," he says.

    Circus arts are far from being the only field where Guy Caron has left his mark. He has four times been a member of the creative team for Quebec singer Diane Dufresne's shows. He has also worked on scenarios and as an artistic director or director for many forms of variety shows, especially cabarets, musicals, singing and magic.

    Guy Caron has also taken university courses in performance arts administration. This education has served, among other things, to help him sit for four years on the board of directors of the École nationale de cirque de Montréal and for three years on the board of the Festival mondial du cirque de demain, in Paris.

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  • フランソワ・バルボー(François Barbeau)

    衣装デザイナー

    Costume designer, director, and teacher François Barbeau is one of the most renowned and respected stage artisans in Canada. In 1998, he joined the team of designers behind the Cirque du Soleil show Dralion, and this creation earned him an Emmy in 2001, awarded by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for "Outstanding Costumes for a Variety or Music Program." His association with Cirque du Soleil continued in 2004 when he designed the costumes for the opening ceremonies of the XIth FINA World Championships in Montreal.

    In his career, François Barbeau has designed costumes for hundreds of plays, ballets, and operas presented in Canada, the United States, France, Switzerland, and Israel. He has also directed over fifty plays in Montreal and Toronto since 1984. In 1987, he created the costumes for the opera The Rake's Progress directed by Robert Lepage and presented at the Monnaie theatre in Brussels, Belgium.

    François Barbeau was the official costume designer at the Théâtre du Rideau Vert in Montreal for many years. He also works regularly, as costume designer or director, with many other major companies in Montreal, including the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, the Nouvelle Compagnie Théâtrale, Quat'Sous, the Centaur, the Compagnie Jean-Duceppe, and the Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui, as well as the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

    He features, as costume designer or artistic director, in the credits of dozens of Quebec films and television programs. His talent is recognized by French directors as well: Louis Malle called on him for Atlantic City and he worked with Gérard Depardieu on Tartuffe. In 2004, he created the costumes for Jean Beaudin's feature film Nouvelle-France, for which he received the Jutra award for "Best Costumes."

    From 1962 to 1987, François Barbeau also played a key role in training the new generation, as a teacher at the National Theatre School of Canada and then as director of the school's Scenography Program. His emulators include Dominique Lemieux, Michel Crête and Stéphane Roy, all designers at Cirque du Soleil.

    In 2000, François Barbeau received the Order of Canada, the country's highest distinction. His lifetime achievement has also been recognized with an honorary Masque from the Académie québécoise du théâtre, the Governor General's Performing Arts Award, and the Prix Victor-Morin of the Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste of Montreal. In 2007, the Université du Québec à Montréal granted him an honorary doctorate for his outstanding contribution to the improvement of performing arts and culture in Quebec.

    He has been awarded abundant other prizes and distinctions in the fields of theatre, film, and television.

    François Barbeau used highly unusual reflective materials in his costumes to capture the essence of the characters that evolve in the icy and frosty realm of Wintuk. Under his watchful eye, Cirque du Soleil's costume department turned into a full-fledged research lab for many months. "I wanted to move out of familiar waters with Wintuk, particularly in the area of materials and textiles," he notes.

    François Barbeau was born in Montreal.

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  • Stéphane Roy

    セットデザイナー

    A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Stéphane Roy has worked as both a set designer and artistic director on over 100 productions in Montreal and abroad. While mainly active in theatre and dance, he has also worked in film, television, advertising and variety shows.

    Over the years Stéphane’s career has led to close working relationships with a number of directors and arts companies: He created the sets for several plays presented at Espace Go and the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in Montreal and since 1990 he has designed sets for dance productions by such internationally-acclaimed dance troupes as La La La Human Steps and O Vertigo.

    Given that professional background, plus an architect father, a mother active in theatre and a unique social and artistic approach to performance space, it was perhaps inevitable that Stéphane would gravitate toward Cirque du Soleil, a relationship that began with the creation of Dralion, and continued with Varekai, Zumanity, KOOZA and now, Zarkana.

    Since 2011, Stéphane has been one of three artists in residence appointed by the Montreal Nature Museums group to create organic links between the city’s four natural science museums. He also designed The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terra Cotta Army exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

    His achievements have earned him many awards and honors, including being named Revelation of the Year, All Categories Combined, by the Association Québécoise des Critiques de Théâtre in 1989. In 1992, the same association honored him with the award for best set design. His talent has also been recognized by the Conseil des Arts de la Communauté Urbaine de Montréal, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and the Académie Québécoise du Théâtre.

    "In the lyrical, fantastic world of Zarkana, the setting, an abandoned decrepit theatre, is a character in its own right,” says Stéphane Roy. “The walls breathe, move and sing. In terms of aesthetics, we are at the beginning of the last century, between 1910 and 1930, midway between Gaudí, Klimt and Art Nouveau. The organic shapes are a nod to the master French glassmaker and jeweler René Lalique."

    Stéphane Roy lives in Montreal.

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  • Luc Lafortune

    Lighting Designer

    In directing the lighting for the show KÀ, Luc Lafortune is contributing to his twelfth creation with Cirque du Soleil. He has been associated with Cirque du Soleil since its beginnings in 1984. That year, he was hired as a lighting technician backstage. The following year, he was at the lighting control booth for the young troupe's eight-month tour. In 1986, he became the lighting designer. Since then, his lighting creations have toured the world.

    At Cirque du Soleil, his creator's resumé includes the shows We Reinvent the Circus, Fascination, Nouvelle Expérience, Saltimbanco, Mystère, Alegría, Quidam, "O", La Nouba, Dralion, Varekai and Zumanity. He was also co-director of photography for the video recording of the show Quidam.

    In 2002, he worked with director Robert Lepage to design the lighting for British singer Peter Gabriel's world tour, Growing Up. Many other internationally successful artists and groups have called upon his talents. Since 1996, he has worked with, among others, No Doubt, The Eagles, Gipsy Kings and Swiss circus Salto Natale.

    Luc Lafortune studied theatre production at Concordia University in Montreal . He was originally interested in set design. "One day, during rehearsal, I discovered the ability of light to redefine a space, to make a strong contribution to the image and spirit of a show," he says. The experience inspired a passion that still permeates his work today.

    The excellence of his work has garnered him many awards. In 1992, his lighting design for the show Saltimbanco earned him a Drama-Logue Theater Award, given by critics from the California-based theatre magazine of that name. In 1994, he was chosen as designer of the year by the magazine Lighting Dimensions International (LDI). In 1997, the Martin Professionals show The Atomic Lounge, for which Luc Lafortune was artistic director, won the LDI for best light show. In 1998, he took an Entertainment Design Award for his lighting design for the show "O".

    Luc Lafortune is regularly invited as a speaker to share his knowledge and thoughts with students and professionals all over the world.

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  • Violaine Corradi

    Composer and Musical Director

    Violaine Corradi was born in Trieste, Italy and arrived in Montreal at the age of four. Her father was a composer and conductor, and her mother an opera singer. In keeping with the family tradition, she received classical training in singing, piano, clarinet and side flute. At the age of seven, she joined the children’s choir that accompanied the Bolshoi Opera, the Milan Scala and the Opéra du Québec during performances at Place des Arts in Montreal.

    She later studied drama, and chose piano and voice as her principal instruments. Her work gradually evolved into a fusion of musical styles as she developed a strong interest in world music, which would later become pivotal in her compositions.

    Violaine’s work reflects the rich diversity of her influences and interests. She has composed scores for numerous exhibitions and films. From 1993 to 1998 she composed, arranged and interpreted the music to accompany leading Quebec poets in the audio series Poésie/musique. The nine titles in this collection, which she co-produced, have enjoyed wide success in international French-speaking markets. Some of the pieces from her 1996 solo album Passages, including Illuminations, are included in anthologies alongside works by such artists as Philip Glass, Jon Anderson and Andreas Vollenweider.

    Since 1999, Violaine has composed arranged, produced and served as musical director of the soundtrack of the IMAX films Bears and Great North, the Grand Prize winner of the 2001 Géode award at the Paris Film Festival.

    Violaine Corradi’s music for ZAIA is her third assignment with Cirque du Soleil, following Dralion and Varekai. "At Cirque du Soleil, the creators are asked to work in a vacuum, like the acrobats. But we also engage in a collective creation: That is our safety net,” she says. “The director, Gilles Maheu had an inspiring vision for ZAIA that greatly stimulated my creative process for the show. When I write the musical score, I first develop the themes that the characters inspire in me, because everything flows from them.”

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  • Julie Lachance

    Choreographer

    Julie Lachance began her career in dance and has worked in the Quebec circus world for more than 25 years, as a choreographer, art advisor, director and teacher.

    She has pursued classical and contemporary dance training, through teaching these disciplines she grew into the world of Cirque. 1986 marks the debut of her non-stop association with the circus arts.  In 1987, she became Educational director for Montreal’s National Circus School (ÉNC) and she has been at the school as a dance instructor and art advisor for its collegial education program since 1992.

    Since 1990, Julie Lachance has participated, as choreographer, designer or director, in more than 15 shows starring students from the internationally renowned school. She has also been involved in the design of shows representing the ÉNC at international events, in particular the Festival des Hautes Écoles de Cirque in Brussels. Her choreographic creations for circus acts won the performers numerous prizes at Festival du Cirque de Demain (France), la Piste aux espoirs de Tournai (Belgium), China Wuqiao International Circus Festival and the Festival Première rampe of Monaco.

    In addition to her contributions at l’ÉNC, Julie collaborated to numerous creations in dance and circus arts in Montreal and abroad. She choreographed Synfonia and Chameleon (Salto Natale, Switzerland), and Ulalena (Maui Myth and Magic, Hawaii). She acted as Artistic Director and Stage Director for My dance, Do I know You and Appartement #21 of Sandy Silva and created and directed Alice from L’Arsenal à musique. Julie is also the co-founder of Les Productions à Trois têtes; a group for which she created Celui qui a des yeux, an intimate and surreal circus theater production.

    Her first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil was in 1999, as a choreographer for Dralion.

    Julie Lachance has known a prolific and diverse artistic career. Whether it is through large or smaller scale shows, or research work and exploration workshops with artists from independent circuses, she discusses creating circus arts through an integrated approach towards the merger of forms and genres.

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  • Guy Desrochers

    Sound Designer

    Guy Desrochers spearheaded the sound design of the Cirque du Soleil shows Nouvelle Expérience (1992), Fascination (1992) and Dralion (1999). A passionate artist, he also created the soundscape for the North American, European and Asian tours of Alegría.

    During his career, he designed the sound for more than 300 hours worth of shows, festivals and gala events, plying his trade alongside a multitude of artists spanning a wide range of musical styles. While in Montreal, he worked on the sound design of four opera productions: Nelligan, Aïda, Carmen and Les Ailes du Feu, a work by composer Philippe Leduc. He also worked in tandem with a number of major artists in the entertainment business, such as Bryan Adams, Céline Dion, Chris de Burgh and André-Philippe Gagnon.

    His outstanding work garnered him numerous award nominations from the Quebec TV and entertainment industry. In 1994, Desrochers received a Félix for best sound designer from the Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ).

    In 2001, he completed the sound design for the show Cheval, a production by Cheval-Théâtre, an equestrian circus company founded by Gilles Ste-Croix.

    In 2002, Cirque du Soleil sadly learned of the passing of Guy Desrochers. However, thanks to the Dralion show, his work is still very much alive.

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  • Michel Dallaire

    Clown Act Designer

    Cirque du Soleil fans will remember the clown group called La Ratatouille, which performed in 1984 and 1985. Michel Dallaire was the soul behind it. He has since put together a number of groups and created many clown shows in Europe, including Pomp Duck and Circumstance, Cirque Gosh in Germany, and Les Hommes Noirs. Recently, he founded a clown school in France. Guy Caron has relied on Michel's talent to put together a group of clowns in the pure "absurd" style, a style very familiar to Michel.

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