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CRISS ANGEL Believe

Criss Angel 與 Cirque du Soleil (太陽劇團) 於金字塔賭場飯店 (Luxor Hotel & Casino) 攜手呈現極致幻境大秀,CRISS ANGEL Believe。最近獲得本世紀最佳魔術師殊榮的 Criss Angel,以其源源不絕的豐富奇幻絕技,打造出令觀眾瞠目結舌、目不暇給的魔術饗宴。此 90 分鐘的大秀,讓您得見舞台上有史以來最神奇的幻境表演,從脫逃大師胡迪尼在幾十年前也曾挑戰過的精彩演出,到 Criss Angel 最新原創的幻境魔術皆可一睹為快。

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CRISS ANGEL Believe - 創作人

  • Guy Laliberté

    創始人

    Guy Laliberté 於 1959 年誕生於魁北克市。身兼手風琴師、高蹺和吞火特技表演者身分的他,在一小群同好的支持下,創立了魁北克首支享譽國際的馬戲劇團。Guy Laliberté 憑藉著大膽的遠見,肯定並培養在 Fête foraine de Baie-Saint-Paul 中嶄露頭角之街頭藝人的才華,隨後於 1984 年創立了 Cirque du Soleili (太陽劇團)。

    Guy Laliberté 首創結合文化、藝術美學與特技訓練的演出手法,也成為太陽劇團的正字商標。早自 1984 年開始,他便引導著創意團隊打造出一齣齣劇碼,同時投注己力將馬戲藝術推向更高水準的藝術殿堂。

    太陽劇團如今在其組成規模、活動和影響力範圍上,已經晉身國際組織之林。Guy Laliberté 目前領導的已是個活躍於五大洲的組織。

    2007 年 10 月,Guy Laliberté 開始投身其第二項終生事業 ONE DROP 基金會,致力於透過永續的方式取得安全無虞的飲用水,藉此改善世界各地的貧窮問題。這個嶄新的夢想源自對取得水源的權利乃全球社群和個人生存之所繫的體認,也是從太陽劇團創始之初便確立的核心價值:堅信受人點滴當亟思回饋,微小之舉可成重大之事。

    2009 年 9 月,Guy Laliberté 成為加拿大首位私人太空遊客。他希望藉由此舉讓世人注意到人類在地球上面臨的飲水問題。第一次的太空「詩意社會使命」(Poetic Social Mission),以地空連線,關懷水資源 (Moving Stars and Earth for Water) 為主題,目的在於透過藝術的手法感動人心,在特別製播的 120 分鐘 Webcast 節目中,呈現了在五大洲 14 個城市以及國際太空站中展開的多項藝術表演。

    重大獎項與榮譽肯定
    2012 年,Guy Laliberté 晉身美國博彩協會(American Gaming Association) 的博彩名人堂 (Gaming Hall of Fame)。2011 年進入加拿大商業名人堂 (Canadian Business Hall of Fame) 之列。2010 年,Guy Laliberté 獲得在傳奇的好萊塢星光大道 (Hollywood Walk of Fame) 上留下專屬星型勳章的殊榮。同年,魁北克政府為表揚其貢獻,更將六年前授予的騎士 (Chevalier) 勳章拔擢成為軍官 (Officier) 勳章,使其成為 Ordre de la Pléiade 的受勳者之一。2008 年,魁北克 Laval 大學 (Université Laval) 授予 Guy Laliberté 榮譽博士學位。前一年,Guy Laliberté 獲得安永 (Ernst & Young) 年度企業家大獎肯定,其獲獎層級涵蓋三大層級:魁北克、加拿大和國際。2004 年,他獲得加拿大總理頒發的加拿大最高榮譽加拿大勳章 (Order of Canada), 同年更獲得時代雜誌 (Time Magazine) 票選為全球百大影響力人士。2003 年,他獲選為 Condé Nast 集團的領先者計畫 (Never Follow Program) 之一,該計畫宗旨在於表彰傑出創造者和創新人士。2001 年,榮獲大蒙特婁學院 (Académie des Grands Montréalais) 提名為傑出蒙特婁公民 (Great Montrealer)。1997 年,Guy Laliberté 接受魁北克政府頒發的最高榮譽魁北克勳章 (Ordre National du Québec)。


    其他獎項與榮譽肯定

    2009
    加拿大行銷協會 (Canadian Marketing Association) 終生成就獎

    2002
    進入加拿大星光大道

    1998
    美國工藝博物館 (American Craft Museum,現為紐約藝術與設計博物館 (Museum of Arts and Design)) 遠見成就獎 (Visionary Award)

    1996
    於第 43 屆商業大會 (魁北克) 中獲頒創新視野 (Vision nouvelle) 獎

    1988
    魁北克傑出媒體大會 (Gala Excellence La Presse) 年度風雲人物

    1988
    Les Affaires 雜誌 (魁北克) 年度企業家

     

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  • Gilles Ste-Croix

    高級副總裁.創作內容

    Gilles Ste-Croix 最初向父母表示有意投身表演事業的時候,他們非常反對,更說道:「絕 對不可以!」在魁北克農村長大的 Gilles,決意要出外闖天下。他成為四海為家的嬉皮一 族,更在西岸生活了一段日子,並參與一些戲劇的面試。

    Gilles 曾經試圖改變, 甚至在一家建築公司工作了一段時期, 然而他明白到在內心深處, 實在無法接受投身傳統商業社會, 並以此為終身事業. 於此同時, 他在追尋適合計資的行業方面, 亦絕非漫無目的. 他指出早於少年時候, 便一直渴求取得驕人成就, 亦一直渴望能够娛樂大眾. 雖然他醉心娛樂事業, 但其入行經過出人意表。

    1970 年代後期,Gilles 居於魁北克省維多利亞維爾(Victoriaville),依靠採摘蘋果來維持生 計。有一天,他突然大發奇想,想到要是能在雙腿縛上長梯,便能輕易採摘蘋果,亦因 而設計出他的第一對高蹺。

    其後,一位朋友向Gilles提到美國佛蒙特州(Vermont)的麵包傀儡劇團(Bread and Puppet Theater),愛以踩高蹺作為很多表演項目的特色所在。Gilles 親身到該劇團觀摩,更領悟 到他以踩高蹺來採摘蘋果的技巧,可能會在娛樂事業中大派用場。

    到了1980年,Gilles 聯同一群街頭表演者成立了拜聖保羅高蹺表演團,其後更舉辦了「拜 聖保羅狂歡節」,呈獻形形色色的街頭表演。及至 1984 年,Gilles 攜手 Guy Laliberté創 辦了太陽劇團。

    1984及1985年,Gilles 為太陽劇團設計並演出很多高蹺劇目。在 1988 年,他成為戲團 的藝術總監,並在世界各地發掘潛質優厚的人才。1990 至 2000 年間,他擔任劇團創 作總監,負責劇團於期內的所有製作項目,包括:《Nouvelle Expérience》、《藝界人生》 (Saltimbanco)、《飛躍之旅》(Alegria)、《神秘境界》(Mystère)、《奇幻之旅》(Quidam)、 《夢幻嘉年華》(La Nouba)、《“O”》及《超越極限》(Dralion)。在1992年,他執導了太陽戲 團在日本首個於大帳篷演出的項目《Fascination》。此外,德國馬戲團餐廳「Pomp Duck and Circumstance」令人拍案叫絕的精彩晚宴表演,亦是由 Gilles 於 1997 年率先執導,開 創先猷。

    及至2000年,Gilles 在繼續任職太陽劇團顧問的同時,決定實現他其中一個偉大夢想: 由於他對馬匹非常著迷,所以自創公司,並於 2003 年製作了名為《Cheval-Théâtre》的表 演,最大特色是由 30 匹馬以及眾多雜技藝人在巨大帳篷內演出。《Cheval-Théâtre》曾在北 美洲十個城市巡迴演出。

    2002年12月起,Gilles 重返台陽劇團,担任新項目發展部的創作副總裁,并於 2006 年 7月獲任命為創作內容高級副總裁。

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  • Criss Angel

    Star, Writer and Director

    Criss Angel has single-handedly brought about a major resurgence of magic in popular culture. Today, Criss is recognized as one of the most provocative artists in the world. He first became interested in the art at the age of seven. As an adolescent he studied mysticism, music, martial arts and dance and two of his biggest influences were Aldo Richiardi and especially Harry Houdini.

    Criss emphasizes the importance of establishing an intimate relationship with the audience. "Houdini was a pioneer in a lot of ways," he says. "When he performed his straitjacket escape in front of enormous crowds, people identified with him. They felt that if he could escape from a straitjacket maybe they too could escape from their constraints and achieve their dreams. Like Houdini, I like to create moments of wonder. Magic is an art that should provoke and touch people."

    In 1994 Criss made his prime-time television debut in the ABC special Secrets. In 1998 Criss Angel: World of Illusion headlined Madison Square Garden's annual Halloween spectacle. The sold-out 12-day run attracted an audience of over 80,000. His next major project, 600 performances of his critically acclaimed Criss Angel Mindfreak brought a new kind of entertainment to Broadway.

    In October 2002 the television special Criss Angel Mindfreak debuted on ABC Family channel, in which Criss submerged himself – chained and shackled – in a 220-gallon water torture cell. His third one-hour television special, Supernatural, aired on the Sci Fi Channel.

    The undisputed master of street magic, Criss Angel is currently the star and creator of the A&E Network series Criss Angel Mindfreak which premiered in 2005. The illusions have included walking on water, levitating above the Luxor Hotel, floating between two buildings, making a Lamborghini vanish and cutting himself in half in full view of an audience. Mindfreak is the most successful magic show in television history. With it Criss has performed more hours of primetime magic than anyone in history. Criss has received numerous awards and is the first five-time recipient of the coveted Magician of the Year Award (2001, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008). Criss has also recently been named "Magician of The Decade" by the International Magicians Society.

    "With CRISS ANGEL Believe, the live show experience will be unlike anything that anybody's ever seen before," says Criss. "It's an experience that truly represents the magic of emotion that members of the audience can connect with and reflect on in their own lives. The images on stage will ignite responses that cause people to reflect – and I think that's the truest form of magic. This show brings to life beyond my wildest dreams an original concept that I created over 15 years ago."

    Criss Angel was born in Long Island, New York.

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  • Serge Denoncourt

    Director

    Serge Denoncourt is known as a true man of the theatre with more than 80 productions to his credit, but he was planning to study medicine when he decided at the age of 18 to audition for the theatre program at a Montreal college called CEGEP Lionel-Groulx. He was accepted, and when he graduated in 1983 he started his career as an actor. In 1987 he demonstrated his inventiveness as a director for the first time, with the play Grand et Petit, by Botho Strauss.

    Cofounder of the Théâtre de l'Opsis in 1984, he has explored the great classics: Molière, Corneille, Gorky and the modern repertoire – Botho Strauss, Bertolt Brecht, Howard Barker – with equal interest. In the Chekhov cycle produced with Opsis in 1999, he added bits and pieces of the actors’ conversations and musings during rehearsals to the Russian author’s text of The Seagull to create the highly acclaimed Je suis une mouette (non, ce n'est pas ça), an original play that carried on a dialogue with itself and with today’s theatre.

    He breathed new life into the Théâtre du Trident in Quebec City as the company’s Artistic Director from 1994 to 1997. He directed several Quebec plays, notably Les Feluettes (2002) by Michel Marc Bouchard, which he remounted at the Espace GO 15 years after its creation.

    Serge Denoncourt is steeped in theatre tradition and known for the visual beauty of his shows, which are typically marked by heightened imagery, vivid use of color and a deep examination of subtext. A versatile artist, Serge also stages operas and even delves into the world of variety shows: He directed the Italian quick-change artist Arturo Brachetti’s show, developed the artistic and visual concept of a show by the Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti and in 2003 re-mounted the Quebec musical Pied de Poule that he first directed in 1991. The same year he was the acting coach for three episodes of the Cirque du Soleil TV series Solstrom.

    With CRISS ANGEL Believe Serge has sought to return a sense of nobility to magic. “I don’t like magic shows in general,” he says. “They lack emotion and any sense of a storyline. I took on CRISS ANGEL Believe from the position of one who doesn’t like those kinds of shows because they treat magic as an end in itself. My aim here is to take magic – and Cirque du Soleil – in a completely different direction.”

    Serge Denoncourt was born in Shawinigan, Quebec in 1962.

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  • Pierre Phaneuf

    Director of Creation

    Pierre Phaneuf seemed destined for a business career before hearing the call of communications and theatre while attending college. He began studying communications at the University of Ottawa, but switched to the theatre department a month later. Impatient to evolve in the milieu of professional theatre, he left university after two years to work as an actor, production manager, stage manager and assistant to the director for companies in Ottawa and northern Ontario. During an assignment at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, he had a decisive encounter: he connected with the director André Brassard and decided to settle in Montreal.

    In 1986, Pierre Phaneuf earned his degree in production of the National Theatre School (NTS), which marked the beginning of a long love affair with the theatre. As a production manager or director, he worked with major companies such as the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde and the Théâtre de Quat'Sous, in Montreal. In 1990, Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, offered Pierre the position of deputy director general, which he accepted. But two years later, keen to broaden his experience, he kept up with the world of theater and took in a great deal of theatre, dance and opera in Montreal and abroad. In 1994, he became the production manager of the Opéra de Montréal, and the following year, he assumed the leadership of the production program of the National Theatre School, a role he held for six years, working alongside such prominent figures in the world of Quebec theatre as André Brassard, Monique Mercure and Elizabeth Bourget.

    Pierre Phaneuf rejoined Cirque du Soleil in 2000, this time as tour director of Quidam, Varekai and Saltimbanco. Wanting to settle in Montreal, he accepted the position of senior director of tour operations, and then assistant vice president, performance quality In January 2008, he was appointed vice president, creation at Cirque du Soleil.

    "At Cirque du Soleil, the director of creation seeks to maintain and protect the creative spirit," says Pierre Phaneuf, “to preserve the creative process, which is organic and non-static. The degree of freedom we offer creators is enormous. We must accompany them to unknown territories, frame their approach and ‘set fires’ in controlled circumstances so they can excel.”

    CRISS ANGEL Believe is Pierre Phaneuf’s first Cirque du Soleil assignment as director of creation. "At Cirque, we are never far from our original goal to push our borders. This is also the case with CRISS ANGEL Believe. Criss Angel has a very sharp sense of adventure and risk. LUXOR marks Cirque’s first foray into the field of magic. Like the circus, magic is a source of wonder, amazement and the unexpected. We must put aside reason and surrender completely to the intensity of emotion."

    Pierre Phaneuf was born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, in 1960.

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  • Christiane Barette

    Associate Director of Creation

    Everything in Christiane Barette’s background predisposed her to a career in the arts. Born into a family that placed a premium on artistic expression, culture and the interaction of ideas, she became – at a very early age – interested in classical music, reading and theatre, and spent a lot of time exploring museums and art galleries.

    After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in translation from the Université de Montréal, Christiane studied political science at the Université du Québec à Montréal and then pursued her interest in the history of art and Italian culture.

    Christiane Barette was attracted to the circus aspects of street performance and joined the National Circus School in Montreal, where she worked as director of marketing and communications for seven years. She then moved to Holland, where she made her living researching artists on behalf of private companies.

    When Christiane came back to Montreal, Guy Caron, the director of creation for Cirque du Soleil invited her to become his assistant. She first worked on research pertaining to the creation of the show KÀ, directed by Robert Lepage. She remained as assistant to the director of creation until the delivery of KÀ in February 2005.

    Back in Montreal following the premiere of KÀ, Christiane assisted Guy Caron and Fernand Rainville, co-directors of the Cirque-produced show for the opening ceremonies of the MONTREAL 2005 - XI FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. She then undertook research on other themes for potential shows including the project scheduled to open in Dubai in 2010.

    CRISS ANGEL Believe is Christiane Barette’s first Cirque du Soleil production as director of creation. “Creation is the driving force at Cirque,” says Christiane. “The role of the director of creation is to demystify the process, which is highly complex, to simplify it and bring it down to a human scale. The goal: to let the creators create. With CRISS ANGEL Believe we want to change the way people think of magic and present it as an art form. The show is a surreal journey into the subconscious of a character with magical powers who sets out on an out-of-this-world rollercoaster ride.”

    Christiane Barette was born in Montreal.

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  • Ray Winkler

    Set Designer

    Ray Winkler started out as a carpenter and qualified as a furniture craftsman before turning to his family’s tradition and studying for five years to obtain a master’s degree in architecture (from University College, London). He became interested in set design while doing postgraduate studies in California , drawn by its ephemeral nature as opposed to the durability and permanence of conventional buildings.

    He has been working as an entertainment architect/designer at The Mark Fisher Studio since 1997. “It was supposed to be a six-week stint,” he says. “But I'm still here!” In that time, Ray has designed sets for countless live TV shows, including MTV Icons, the MTV Movie Awards, the EMAs in Edinburgh , Rome , Lisbon and Copenhagen , the BRITS in London and the NFL Super Bowl in Detroit .

    He has also worked on tours for U2 and the Rolling Stones, and designed shows for Johnny Hallyday at the Eiffel Tower and the Olympia Theatre in Paris , and multimedia spectacles for Jean-Michel Jarre at the Great Pyramids in Giza and the Acropolis. His recent work includes the Robbie Williams Close Encounters arena and stadium tour, the worldwide design of the nine ‘Live Earth’ stages and the Take That arena tour. He recently completed a multimedia outdoor show for Universal Studios Japan, which opened in Osaka in spring 2008.

    He is also the production designer for the 2012 London Olympic Handover Ceremony at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

    “Architecture involves the relationship between structure, space and people, all of which come to fruition with Cirque du Soleil, because it brings together many different disciplines to create a show. The challenge with CRISS ANGEL Believe is: How do you make magic truly magical in the context of a theatre? There’s been a very interesting learning curve on my part in understanding the basic techniques and requirements for magic, and discovering just how much effort it takes for Criss Angel to do things seemingly effortlessly.”

    Ray Winkler was born in 1967 in Jakarta , Indonesia.

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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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  • Éric Serra

    Composer, Musical Director and Arranger

    Eric Serra began to play the guitar when he was five years old. He went on to master the drums, bass, percussions and keyboards, and formed his own band at the age of 15. A year later he became a professional musician playing with such prominent artists as Didier Lockwood, Youssou N’Dour, Mory Kanté and Jacques Higelin.

    The turning point in Eric’s career came at the beginning of the 1980s when he met French film director Luc Besson, who asked him to compose the score for his first short film titled L'Avant Dernier (1981) and later, his first feature film The Last Combat (1983). Since then, he has written the music for every Besson film (Subway, The Big Blue, La Femme Nikita, Atlantis, Léon aka The Professional, The Fifth Element etc.).

    From 1980 to 1988, Eric was musical director and bass guitarist for French singer rock star Jacques Higelin and released a pop music album entitled RXRA – whose title sounds like the artist's name when pronounced as initial letters in French.

    In addition to his film work with Luc Besson, Eric has composed the music for Kamikaze (1986) directed by Didier Grousset, Rollerball (2001) by John McTiernan, Jet Lag (2002) by Danièle Thompson and Paul Hunter’s Bulletproof Monk (2003). Between 2003 and 2005, he worked on several collective projects, producing and co-composing the soundtracks for L’Art délicat de la séduction directed by Richard Berry and Wasabi directed by Gérard Krawczyk. Also, together with Phil Collins, Eric produced the French versions of Walt Disney’s Tarzan songs.

    CRISS ANGEL Believe has a distinctive look, tone and mood, and Eric Serra says his music has been written and arranged to blend with the visuals and with the personality of Criss Angel. “It’s very varied,” he adds. “There’s a lot going on and it’s all very rich. There are rock moments that reflect the Criss Angel we’re all familiar with, but other parts of the show are very classical, even symphonic in tone, and there are some ethnic, tribal passages too. The fact that the show is a kind of dream means we are inside his spirit and that gives me great freedom and an extremely broad palette.”

    Eric Serra was born in 1959 near Paris.

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  • Jeanette Farmer

    Lighting Designer

    Jeanette Farmer is a native Las Vegan. She first developed her strong interest in theatrical lighting and set design when she was still in high school. She went on to attend the University of Nevada Las Vegas under a theatre design scholarship program while also attending Clark County Community College taking classes in welding, industrial electricity, electronics and computer drafting.

    After a few years of set and lighting design and stagecraft work on The Las Vegas Strip, Jeanette became one of lighting designer Andrew Bridge’s assistants on the groundbreaking production of “Siegfried and Roy at the Mirage.”

    It was through that engagement that Jeanette was introduced to a then little-known touring company that needed help setting up their show in a tent behind the Mirage. That show was Cirque du Soleil’s Nouvelle Experience and it was Jeanette’s first opportunity to work with acclaimed lighting designer Luc Lafortune. “I met all these crazy French Canadian artists and amazing creators and fell in love!” she says. “I knew I'd found my home.”

    Jeanette has dedicated the last several years to Cirque du Soleil honing her skills as an electrical consultant, lighting director and master electrician as she contributed to every one of Cirque's growing repertoire of permanent shows in Las Vegas: She consulted on the electrical and building infrastructure and lighting for Mystère, “O”, Zumanity, KÀ and LOVE.

    Throughout her career Jeanette has volunteered in the education of young theatre technicians through her work with the Thespian Society, the Educational Theatre Association, the Lighting Dimensions Conference Advisory Board, served as a Subject Matter Expert for ESTA’s ETCP certification test and acted as a sponsor for Cirque du Soleil’s college internship program.

    “I've been challenged with the lighting design for CRISS ANGEL Believe to create something that has an old world feel,” she says. “We’ll be using all the latest modern technology to evoke a bygone era. We will challenge your senses by revealing through lighting that there is nothing up our sleeve and then take away your comfort by presenting the impossible.”

    Jeanette Farmer was born in 1964 in Las Vegas.

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  • Wade Robson

    Choreographer

    Wade Robson is just 25 and he’s already accumulated 20 years of experience under his belt as a major creative force. Recognized worldwide as an artist of truly exceptional genius and brilliance, Wade has choreographed and directed music videos, commercials, award shows and world tours for recording artists. He created, produced and starred in MTV’s hit series The Wade Robson Project and has written, choreographed and directed commercials for his own line of footwear, as well as award-winning short films.

    Born in Australia, Wade made his professional début as a dancer at the age of five. He and his family then moved to America when he was nine to pursue his career in the entertainment business. Before he turned ten he had danced and acted in Michael Jackson videos, multiple commercials, films and TV shows.

    At the age of 12, Wade began teaching dance at the Millennium Dance Complex in North Hollywood, CA. This led to his first professional choreography job for MCA recording artists Immature. He began to create a dance style that was all his own, accompanied by his own original music.

    When Wade was only16 he was asked to choreograph Britney Spears’ 1999 world tour and to write, direct, remix the music, direct the video segments and co-design the sets for her appearances on the Billboard Awards, both the American and European MTV Video Music Awards and her Dream Within a Dream world tour and HBO special . These assignments led to the same job description with NSYNC. He went on to write and produce music for such recording artists as Britney Spears, NSYNC, Justin Guarini, Dream, The Backstreet Boys, James Ingram and Carly Simon, and he has also choreographed for Usher, Mya and Pink.

    Wade won an Emmy in 2007 for his groundbreaking work on Fox’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.

    CRISS ANGEL Believe is the first Cirque du Soleil show Wade has worked on. “A lot of the style, the emotion behind the movement, is really primal and raw,” he says. “The dance is character and story driven and that is my most favorite place to create from.”

    Wade Robson was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1982.

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  • Francis Laporte

    Images and Projections Designer

    Video Projections Designer Francis Laporte belongs to the new generation of creators who integrate digital video production and projection technology with more traditional live show forms. Since finishing university in 1992, he has worked on some 20 projects integrating video with the performing arts and theatre. One of his landmark professional assignments was the video design for a stage adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey directed by Dominic Champagne. He also does performances and installations, both alone and with other artists.

    As a projections designer, Francis Laporte can make good use of his diverse training. After studying communications and drama in college, he entered the theatre program at the Université du Québec, specializing in directing and stage design. His interest in images led him to video and multimedia production. “In drama, I looked at shows from the director’s point of view, whereas in video my approach was more theatrical. As a video designer for live shows, I’m finally working on bringing these media together,” he says.

    Francis Laporte also creates images for prestigious television broadcasts, such as the opening ceremonies of the Jeux de la Francophonie and the awards ceremony La Soirée des Jutra. In 2003-2004 he developed the visual concept for Eros Ramazzotti’s show (directed by Serge Denoncourt) and created the set design and visual concept for a performance of the Fantastic Symphony by Berlioz at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. He has also taken on the stage design for live concerts, including Quebec singer-cellist Jorane and singer-songwriter Stefie Shock.

    In 1999, Francis Laporte created the multimedia overture for Dralion. But Varekai was the first Cirque du Soleil show to fully incorporate this new artistic language. He further extended his approach in LOVE, Wintuk and now in CRISS ANGEL Believe. “At Cirque du Soleil, we have the great good fortune of working in a context where everything isn’t seen in terms of constraints; instead there’s a shared determination to see how far we can push the limits,” he notes.

    "Visually, my role is to give the dimension of perspective and depth to the world of CRISS ANGEL Believe," says Francis Laporte. “The projections help to give the various environments a ‘Gothic/Victorian' flavor by blending the mysterious with the grandiose, the bizarre and the sublime. The core intention of the projections is to play with the perceptions, creating a kind of playful dialogue between the real and the virtual."

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  • Jaque Paquin

    Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer

    There’s no formal training for a profession like Jaque Paquin’s. “To do it, you have to do it,” he says. Jaque studied art history (specializing in film) and electronics in school, and began his career in the arts working as a lighting technician at the age of 14. The following year, he opened a disco.

    He went on to work as a stage technician in theatre, a set painter in film, a grip in television and, finally, as a carpenter, team leader and project head in a set construction workshop for theatre and variety shows. "I've worked in nearly all of the trades plied by the people who build and operate my equipment," he says. “So I make an effort to facilitate the work of the technicians and the artists.”

    Jaque joined Cirque du Soleil in 1990 as head of the construction workshop, where he created aerial environments for such shows as Saltimbanco, Dralion, Varekai, Zumanity, KÀ and “O”. From 1991 to 1996, he was Technical Director for the North American tour of Saltimbanco, and he was the show’s Technical Director when it toured Europe and Japan. In 1995 and 1996, he was director of all installations for the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and the FrancoFolies de Montréal.

    His imagination, artistic flair, and technical skill conjured up the fantastic boat in "O" – a piece of acrobatic equipment that brings together three techniques never before combined in the history of circus arts: the parallel bars, the Korean cradle and the flying trapeze.

    Whether working on the rigging for a show or as head of research and development for Cirque du Soleil's acrobatic equipment, Jaque is constantly on the lookout for ways to give a new look to a wide variety of circus arts. However, he says, “There’s never any compromise for safety. If an artistic vision can be achieved only by lowering the safety standards, then that element of the show will be dropped.”

    For CRISS ANGEL Believe™, Jaque Paquin has designed the equipment used in the illusions as well as the rigging for all of the scenic equipment (sound, lighting and set decorations). "We’ve developed unprecedented techniques, especially for the magic numbers," he says. “I like to say that this show contains some of my best inventions that I will never be able to talk about."

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  • Jonathan Deans

    音效設計

    Jonathan Deans 是世上最受歡迎的現場娛樂音效設計師之一。年輕時,他加入皇家莎士比亞劇團 (Royal Shakespeare Company) 擔任演員,但他對音效也有相當大的興趣,因此漸漸深入探索劇場。數年後,在音樂產業擔任音效工程師,在 Morgan Studios 與藝人 Cat Stevens、Paul Simon 與 Rick Wakeman 合作一段時間後,他又循著倫敦柯芬園的皇家歌劇院 (Royal Opera House) 回到劇場,之後為音樂劇「A Chorus Line」混製音效。接二連三的成功來敲門,而他也成為許多倫敦西區劇場演出的混音工程師。Jonathan 擔任混音工程師的傑出表現,為他爭取到在音樂劇「Marilyn」擔任混音師的工作。之後,他更在多齣劇場作品中擔任音效設計的工作,如「Time」、「Les Misérables」、「Mutiny」、「Jean Seberg」等,族繁不及備載。十多年後,他轉往美國發展,為主題樂園、體育場和巨蛋設計系統與演出,也參與百老匯作品,如「Ragtime」、「Fosse」、「King David」、「Damn Yankees」、「Taboo」、「Brooklyn」、「Lestat」、「Pirate Queen」、「Young Frankenstein」、「La Cage Aux Folles」、「Spiderman」、與「Priscilla Queen of the Desert」。「Michael Jackson ONE」是 Jonathan 自 1992 年「Saltimbanco」以來,第 14 度為太陽劇團設計音效系統與音訊環境。

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  • André Simard

    特技表演設計

    André Simard has been working with Cirque du Soleil since 1987. That year, he created a swinging trapeze act for the show Nouvelle Expérience, sparking a genuine revolution in high-flying aerial movement. Under his direction, the acrobatic feats performed by artists in motion somewhere between Earth and sky, either in a theatre or under a big top, achieved the fluidity of ballet. Between 1989 and 2000, 13 of the acts he created for Cirque du Soleil, the National Circus School and his own company of artists, Studio de création les gens d'R, garnered accolades in festivals attended by the finest circus artists from all over the world.

    The new circus arts are indebted to Simard for his creation of the discipline of aerial silk acrobatics in 1995. Another example of technological and choreographic innovation, stemming from his collaboration with acrobatic apparatus designer Jaque Paquin, was the Boat act in "O". As well, Simard has designed most of the aerial acts in the shows that Cirque performs around the world.

    For over 30 years, André Simard has succeeded in striking a harmonious balance between his three areas of expertise: the fine arts, elite sports, and the circus. In the early 1970s, he was a member of Canada's national gymnastics team while a student at the Institut des arts graphiques de Montréal. In addition, while preparing to compete in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, he trained clowns and other public entertainers at the Centre Immaculée-Conception in Montréal, a forerunner of the National Circus School. In his own words, he is "constantly trying to meld the rules of biomechanics, as applied to athletic training, with the evocative power of the performing arts." This approach has also infused his teaching at the National Circus School, as well as at the Centre national des arts du cirque de Châlons-sur-Marne and the École nationale de Cirque de Rosny-sous-Bois, both in France.

    In 1995 he founded the Studio de création les gens d'R in Montréal, an artistic endeavor that affords him the opportunity to push the envelope of emotional expression through aerial movement. In 2001 this troupe gave the world premiere performance of Échos in Venice. The show was commissioned by the organizers of that city's celebrated Biennale arts festival.

    "For CRISS ANGEL Believe, I’ve come up with a way for the dervish characters to spin by hiding ropes inside their costumes," he says. "I've also introduced acrobatic elements into the stilt walkers’ dance numbers, and I’ve devised a motorized acrobatic mechanism for the character of Kayala: When she emerges from her flower to do her hoop routine, she grabs hold of the petals, which in reality are made out of transparent flexible PVC tubes built into her costume."

    André Simard was born in 1945 in Montreal.

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  • Michael Curry

    Props and Scenic Designer

    Puppet Designer Michael Curry works widely in both conceptual and technical development with the foremost entertainment companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, London's Royal National Theatre, Disney Theatrical Productions, LA Opera, and Universal Pictures. Michael has been the recipient of many prestigious awards from his peers, including several awards for his puppet and costume work on Broadway, Olympic ceremonies as well as his continuing innovations in the fields of visual effects and puppetry design. He has collaborated with Julie Taymor on many stage and opera productions. Among his numerous awards, he received the 1998 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Puppet Design in recognition of his work for Taymor on The Lion King. Michael’s other credits include an opera directed by Robert Lepage at the Paris Opera, an opera at La Scala, Milan, directed by William Friedkin, and the Broadway production of Spider Man with music by Bono and Edge, directed by Julie Taymor. After KÀ, The Beatles LOVE, Wintuk and CRISS ANGEL Believe, Michael Curry collaborates with Cirque du Soleil for the fifth time with Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.

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  • Nathalie Gagné

    化妝設計師

    化妝設計師 Nathalie Gagné 從小已對化妝著迷,她深信化妝對演員的影嚮。Nathalie 於 加拿大魁北克省的 Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe 攻讀戲劇製作,其後更成為著名巴黎化妝學 校 École Christian Chauveau 蒙特利爾分校的首屆畢業生。

    Nathalie 在加入太陽劇團之前,曾於不同劇團、電影及電視機構工作。她曾兩度獲 得 Gémeau 獎項(所有類別)的最佳化妝提名。這項榮譽是由加拿大電影及電視學院 (Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television)所頒授。

    Nathalie 說:「化妝是靈魂的反映,它猶如魔杖一樣,能揮走一切被掩蓋的東西。」由 1995 起,Nathalie 為太陽劇團設計超過200多款不同類型的化妝,而最終設計都是由 2,000 多個草圖中揀選出來。

    由於太陽劇團的表演者均需要自行化妝,Nathalie會邀請他們一同參與台上的化妝創 作。Nathalie 說:「由於雜技表演者有別於一般演員,他們不習慣進一步了解自己的臉 孔,我的其中一個目標就是教曉他們了解臉孔,幫助雜技表演者尋找他們臉上的『引力 紋理』(lines of force)以建立他們的個人特質。」

    Nathalie 同時亦負責確保所有化妝都富有她的特色與及完整性。由於表演者都需要自行 化妝,因此化妝技巧工作坊成為太陽劇團為表演者提供的基本訓練的一環。Nathalie會 先教會表演者如何自行化妝,然後為他們寫下各個步驟。

    Nathalie 於《神秘境界》(Mystère)、《飛躍之旅》(Alegría)及《藝界人生》(Saltimbanco)運用了全新的化妝概念,更促使了她與導演 Franco Dragone 及服裝設計師 Dominique Lemieux 的合作。繼 Nathalie 曾參與的《奇幻之旅》(Quidam)、《“O”》、《夢幻嘉年華》(La Nouba)、《Varekai》、《人類動物園》(ZUMANITY)、《KÀ》、《歡宴人生》(Corteo)、《虛擬幻境》(DELIRIUM)和《LOVE》,《ZAIA》將成為她與太陽劇團的第十個製作。

    Nathalie 說:「我透過多姿多彩的化妝設計刻畫了《ZAIA 》不同角色的人性特徵。同時,我亦希望塑造出相似的相貌以突顯不同族群。由於部份表演者擔領多個角色及需要迅速變換扮相,為他們變換妝容實在是一個挑戰。因此,我運用了許多自然色調的面譜 讓表演者更容易為不同的表演改變妝容。」

    Nathalie 於 1963 年生於魁北克省的 Trois-Pistoles。

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