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所有的一切,都是從加拿大魁北克市附近的小鎮 Baie-Saint-Paul 開始。在那裏,在 80 年代早期,有一隊充滿特色的樂隊在街頭流浪,踩高蹺,表演雜耍,跳舞,表演噴火和演奏音樂。他們是 Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul(Baie-Saint-Paul 街頭浪人),是一個由 Gilles Ste-Croix 建立的街頭表演團隊。這群年輕的表演者給小鎮的居民留下非常深刻的印象,包括後來成立太陽劇團並出任 CEO 的 Guy Laliberté。

 
 
 

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Carmen Ruest

Director of creation

Carmen Ruest is one of a handful of kindred spirits Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté calls the pioneers-“the people who put their shoulders to the grindstone when we were starting out and made the dream a reality.”

Back in the 1970s in Montreal, Carmen Ruest was taking and giving dance classes during the winter and dancing on stilts as a street performer in the summer. During this period, she became versed in various circus arts techniques-including acrobatics, trapeze and tight rope-and honed her skills as a stiltwalker. In the early 1980s, she met Gilles Ste-Croix and became his stiltwalking partner. Ste-Croix, teaming up with Carmen Ruest and others, founded the Club des talons hauts (High Heels Club), which would become Cirque du Soleil in 1984 under Laliberté's leadership.

During her first ten years at Cirque du Soleil, Carmen Ruest spent her time either performing as a stiltwalker or assisting Gilles Ste-Croix in art direction. After a short stint away from Cirque as a production director and a costume designer, she came back to join Cirque's casting department, scouring the world for artistic talent. Since returning to her “roots” at Cirque du Soleil, Carmen Ruest has made great strides. In addition to her work as a stiltwalking coach on Alegría and Mystère, she became assistant to the casting director at Cirque, where she saw the casting department grow from 5 to over 30 people. In 1998-1999, she was creative and artistic coordinator on La Nouba.

When she was hired as director of creation for DELIRIUM in 2005, Carmen Ruest took on her job with great enthusiasm. “The challenge with DELIRIUM is to merge two worlds into one: circus arts and arena productions,” she says. “We want to bring Cirque du Soleil to new audiences. My role is to create a synergy between the creative team members and to make their job easier so that the vision of multimedia pioneers Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon (DELIRIUM's creators and directors) shines through brightly in the end.”

Carmen Ruest was born in Rimouski, Quebec.