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The Beatles LOVE

在 "Love" 中,太阳剧团通过披头士(The Beatles)永恒且原创的录音歌颂其音乐遗产,借由60位国际艺术家的朝气和都市活力延续过披头士音乐盛世。使用Abbey Road工作室的原版录音,George Martin 和 Giles Martin为 "Love" 创建了独一无二的披头士音乐风貌。透过全景视听效果,观众将享受到空前的披头士音乐。本剧只在拉斯维加斯的金殿大酒店(The Mirage)上 演。

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長駐演出節目地點 The Mirage, 拉斯維加斯, NV

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The Beatles LOVE - 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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  • Sir George Martin

    Musical Director

    Legendary producer of The Beatles, Academy Award-nominated composer and founder of AIR Studios, Sir George Martin has produced a record-breaking 30 Number One singles in the UK. In his career to date he has received two Ivor Novello Awards and five Grammys. In 1962 he signed The Beatles to EMI and went on to produce all of their records until they disbanded in 1970.

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  • Giles Martin

    Musical Director

    Giles Martin is an award-winning record producer and the son of Sir George Martin. They have been working as a team to create a soundtrack for LOVE that is designed to be both familiar, and at the same time brand new, with a sense of intimacy underscoring the drama and grandeur of the Beatles' compositions.

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  • Chantal Tremblay

    創意總監

    Chantal Tremblay 不算是太陽劇團的生面孔。1980 年代晚期,當 Chantal 仍住在紐約為她的舞蹈夢而努力時,她去看了一場太陽劇團「We Reinvent the Circus」的表演。「我看得目瞪口呆,」她說。她當下便決定加入劇團,而也一直與劇團合作至今。

    Tremblay 剛開始在劇團擔任舞者的職務,之後成為編舞家 Debra Brown 的助理,協助創作作品「Mystère」。她的下一個職位是「Alegría」的藝術統籌,而兩年後,也就是 1995 年時,她被任命為表演的藝術總監。在這段忙碌的時期,她接受了無數的挑戰,最著名的一項是參與太陽劇團由 Franco Dragone 執導的第一部長片「Alegría」,也參與電視系列節目「Solstrom」,以及許多劇團演出的電視版本。

    有了這些成就作為基礎,Chantal 之後又成為「La Nouba」與「Mystère」的藝術總監。2001 年時,她協助總監創作廣受肯定的太陽劇團作品,演出還在奧斯卡獎電視節目上亮相,她並被任命為 2006 年表演「LOVE」與「OVO」的創意總監。

    作為創意總監,Chantal 在製作人與創作團隊間扮演關鍵角色,監督每日的創作進度,也確保創作團隊能得到發揮表演所需的所有工具。這項任務兼具技術與創意難度,必須全然熟悉演出計畫以及對太陽劇團的作業流程瞭若指掌才行。

    Chantal 運用豐富多樣的知識來面對挑戰,並將自己曾任藝術總監的經驗、個人敏銳度與組織能力加以結合,以大師之姿應付演出運作的各種需求。她傲人的資歷與經驗使她成為團隊中不可或缺的組織與創意成員。

    「『Cirque 2009』是一齣相當動感的表演,」Chantal 說。「所有物體都在不斷地移動,這也突顯了我們想要強調人體表現的用意。透過昆蟲的動作、節奏和韻律感所匯集的能量,這正是整齣作品在創作過程中的關鍵靈感。」

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  • Jean Rabasse

    劇場和場景設計

    Jean Rabasse has worked extensively in cinema, theatre and dance as a set designer and decorator. He has designed the sets for Philippe Decouflé's dance company DCA for more than a decade.

    Jean was nominated for an Academy Award and won the César for his sumptuous, elaborate designs for the 2001 film Vatel. His other film credits include Astérix et Obélix contre César, directed by Claude Zidi, The Dreamers, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, The City of Lost Children, Delicatessen directed by Caro and Jeunet, Norman Jewison's The Statement and Christophe Barratier’s Faubourg 36, for which he received a César nomination.

    In 2009, he designed the sets for the opera L'Amour de loin, in a staging by Daniele Finzi Pasca, presented by the English National Opera in London.

    A versatile artist, Jean Rabasse reinvents the craft of forms. "I make no distinctions between the disciplines in which I work. In movies I always stress theatrical effects, to give the film soul. In the theatre, I use cinematic elements."

    IRIS is the third Cirque du Soleil show (following Corteo and The Beatles LOVE) for which Jean has designed the sets.

    "Instead of a classic representation of cinema referring to specific films, we wanted to capture the essence of cinema, its original emotion," says Jean Rabasse. “The proscenium of IRIS is a nod to the origins of cinema in Coney Island and the world of Jules Verne, and acts as the gateway to our imaginary world."

    Jean Rabasse was born in Tlemcen, Algeria.

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  • Philippe Guillotel

    Costume Designer

    Philippe Guillotel began designing and making costumes when he was just eight. As soon as he could, he studied design, cutting and sewing at various schools in Paris. After a decade in the world of fashion he discovered dance, and through it, his true calling: costume allied to movement.

    Since 1985, Philippe has worked for many high profile French movie and theatre directors. He has had a long working relationship with the renowned French choreographer Philippe Decouflé for whom he designed the astonishing costumes seen in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. He also worked with Decouflé on the opening ceremonies of the 50th Cannes film festival in 1997 and Tricodex, a multimedia work for the Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon, in 2003. Between 2001 and 2005, his designs were featured in four ballets, including La Belle, staged by the Ballets de Monte Carlo.

    Philippe designed the exuberant costumes for the 2002 feature film Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cleopatra, for which he received a César award, and prior to that, the films Doggy Bag and À la Mode. In 2007 he designed the costumes for choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot’s production of Gounod’s Faust in Wiesbaden. He has been equally active in the world of live shows, designing the costumes for the musical Starmania in 1995 for Canadian composer and director Lewis Furey, and videos for a number of artists such as Julien Clerc and Alain Souchon.

    With his costumes for IRIS, Philippe is working on his second Cirque du Soleil production, following The Beatles LOVE. "Cirque du Soleil has the biggest costume shop in the world,” he says. “Its scope gives designers permission to allow their imaginations a much freer rein than anywhere else."

    "I explored several distinct themes with the IRIS costumes: capturing and transmitting images, sound and light," he says. “I also wanted to reflect the evolution of color in film from black and white to the saturated colors of Dick Tracy, passing through colorization and Technicolor. I would like the costumes in IRIS to trigger what each spectator imagines when someone says the word ‘cinema.’"

    Philippe Guillotel was born in Paris.

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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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  • Yves Aucoin

    Lighting Designer

    Lighting Designer Yves Aucoin has racked up an unparalleled list of credits working with musicians and singers. He has worked with Celine Dion on all her shows since 1989.

    He has also created the lighting for the singers Roch Voisine, Garou and Julio Iglesias, and worked as a lighting consultant for Elton John, Gloria Estefan and Le Rêve.

    In musical theatre, Aucoin has worked his own magic on Grease, Romeo and Juliet, Elvis Story, La Cage aux Folles, and has also worked with the stage magic of Alain Choquette. He has lit the gala shows of the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal and designed André-Philippe Gagnon's lighting for his one-man shows in Las Vegas .

    Aucoin has also worked extensively in television on broadcasts that include Garou – Portrait of a Singer, Cent Ans en Chantant, the ADISQ Awards Gala and the Governor General of Canada's Awards Annual Gala. Along the way, Aucoin has received many awards for his work, including the Félix (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy). Branching out into other entertainment arenas, Aucoin has lit skaters in Holiday on Ice and the musicians of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra when they played the Molson Centre in 2000.

    LOVE is the first Cirque du Soleil production Aucoin has worked on. "The show is full of challenges," he says. "The biggest is the fact that it's in the round. A 360-degree stage means that one person's front light is another person's back light, and that all has to be worked out to the high, high standards Cirque has established with all its previous shows. But along with the challenges comes the opportunity for me to do my best work."

    Yves Aucoin was born in 1964 in the Magdalen Islands, Quebec.

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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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  • Dave St-Pierre

    Choreographer

    Choreographer and self-described enfant terrible Dave St-Pierre has been dubbed an enfant terrible by many dance critics, but he is reluctant to accept the label himself . “ It’s weird ,” he says. “B ecause it was a Fred Astaire movie I saw when I was five years old that began my life long love affair with dance .” saw a Fred Astaire movie on television when he was only five years old, and that was enough to spark a lifelong interest in dance.

    He has accumulated an impressive résumé as a dancer, notably with Brouhaha Danse, staying with the company for more than six years.

    Following that , he danced for many Quebec choreographers including Harold Rhéaume, Daniel Léveillé, Jean-Pierre Perrault, Estelle Clareton, Pierre-Paul Savoie and Alain Francoeur throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. He was featured in many other shows, such as Amour, Acide et Noix and La Pudeur des Icebergs by Daniel Léveillé, as well as the musical Notre-Dame de Paris.

    As a choreographer, St-Pierre is best known for his groundbreaking 2004 creation La Pornographie des Âmes, which he performed five times in Montreal with his dance company before more than 2,000 people (an unprecedented feat in contemporary dance) . A nd during the same season they also performed the work in Munich, Berlin, Salzburg, Wolfsburg and Amsterdam has played all over the world to ra ve reviews. The piece won the 2004 prize for best show in Frankfurt and St-Pierre was named Personality of the Year, 2004-5 by Radio-Canada, the Quebec media outlets Mirror , The Gazette , ICI , La Presse and Le Devoir as well as the German magazine BALLETANZ .

    Dave St-Pierre’s work has been featured in several Montreal stage productions, including works directed by Claude Poissant at Espace Go in 2005. Brigitte Poupart approached him to work on her show Cérémonials and the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde engaged his services as Movement Director for its production of La Tempête, directed by Victor Pilon and Michel Lemieux. He also appeared in two productions for Cinéquanon Film, including the film l’Enfant de la Musique in which he played the lead character, Mozart.

    LOVE marks the third time Dave has worked for Cirque du Soleil. His first sortie was with ZUMANITY , which is playing at New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. In 2004 St- Pierre created the choreography for the Cirque mega-show Soleil de Minuit (Midnight Sun) which closed the Montreal International Jazz Festival in front of a crowd n audience of more than 200,000. On For LOVE Dave St-Pierre worked extremely closely with the dancers. “They are the catalyst for a heteroclite and sin gular form of dance,” he says. “Each brings his or her own energy and style to the show . I give them the power to create , so the dance will be truly in their own image, an image that reflects their oneness , their character and their life. My job is to bring out t he best in each of them, to see them in all their strength and their vulnerability. ”

    is sharing choreography duties with Hansel Cereza.. “I cast almost all the dancers myself,” he says. “My objective is to tap into their youth and energy in a completely contemporary context and idiom, rather than to attempt to recreate the style of the sixties.”

    Dave St-Pierre was born in 1974 in St. Jérôme, Quebec.

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  • Hansel Cereza

    Acrobatic Performance Designer

    The Spanish actor, choreographer and artistic director Hansel Cereza has traveled the world to bring his unique vision to theatre and dance productions large and small.

    He co-founded the renowned theatre company La Fura dels Baus as a performer and creator. He also worked in special events including a show called “Mediterranean” which he created for the opening ceremonies of the 1992 Olympics in his native Barcelona.

    Cereza left La Fura dels Baus in 1995 and has been working independently since 1996 putting on “Macro Shows” on a similar grand scale for major corporate clients.

    Equally at home in the world of dance, with many choreography credits to his name, Cereza created a flamenco performance to launch the film Muerte en Granada, and directed a production of Vicente Amigo’s “Poet” for the Spanish National Ballet.

    On LOVE Cereza is sharing choreography duties with Dave St-Pierre. He says he approached the challenge of creating choreographies for acrobats and other non-dancers by really getting to know the artists, finding out who they were, learning their fears, discovering what they were capable of and working very closely with them to tailor their movements to take advantage of their strength and physicality.

    Hansel Cereza was born in Barcelona in 1957.

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  • Guy St-Amour

    Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer

    Guy St-Amour has been involved in the performing arts for more than 30 years. He began his career in 1975 as a technician and has participated in an impressive number of projects in theatre, cinema, television and circus. In 2002, he was selected to contribute his talents to Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee Royal Visit to Canada and in 2005 he worked on the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan’s Centennial Celebration of the Arts.

    Guy is one of the Cirque du Soleil pioneers, working in a number of technical direction capacities between 1984 and 1995. He participated in the creation of rigging systems for aerial numbers, special effects, acrobatic equipment and set design elements. He has been interested in audio since 1984, and created the sound design for Nouvelle Expérience in 1989. He also designed, created and supervised the installation of the big tops for Cirque’s European and North American tours between 1989 and 1995. Viva ELVIS is his third Cirque production as a designer. In the early 2000s, he designed the tent and bleachers for Cheval Théâtre, the equestrian show created by Gilles Ste-Croix.

    In 1987 Guy founded his own consulting company which has worked for scores of clients including Expo ‘98 in Portugal (for which he created a teleport simulator), the Montreal Casino, the National Film Board of Canada, the Just For Laughs comedy festival, Opéra de Montréal’s Carmen Sous les Étoiles and the Montreal International Jazz Festival. At the same time he is intensely involved in training the next generation of technicians in Quebec, teaching at the National Theatre School, the École Nationale de Cirque and the Montreal-based circus arts national network En Piste.

    In 2006 Guy created the motorized equipment and special effects for the show Joe Dassin in Montreal and the acrobatic equipment and rigging for the Cirque du Soleil show LOVE in Las Vegas. He followed that with the set and production design for a concert by the singer Chantal Chamandy, staged in Egypt in 2007. He then worked as a safety consultant on a production of The Ring of the Nibelung directed by Robert Lepage at the Metropolitan Opera.

    "The scale of the theatre and the sheer number of set changes calls for more and bigger acrobatic equipment than any other show we’ve done,” says Guy St-Amour. “Whether it’s the giant guitar, a 14-meter aluminum bridge that supports two acrobats, or the Jungle Gym, a parallel bar structure used in the GI Blues number, everything is like Elvis himself: It’s all larger than life."

    Guy St-Amour was born in Montreal in 1959.

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  • Daniel Cola

    Acrobatic Performance Designer

    Virtuoso acrobat Daniel Cola comes from the world of trampoline, a discipline that was perceived as more of a sport than a circus art at the start of his career. A member of the French national trampoline team from 1978 to 1984, he became World Champion in 1982. His career took him to Sea World in Florida where he tried circus arts for the first time.

    On his return to France he heard that Cirque du Soleil was looking for a trampoline act for the show Mystère – and he was selected. His experience with Cirque allowed him to discover other circus disciplines, including the Teeterboard and the Chinese poles.

    When Daniel Cola joined Cirque du Soleil in 1993 it brought to fruition an early ambition of his to combine his two first loves: acrobatics and performance. “Even at the age of 16 my goal was to create shows based on the trampoline,” he recalls.

    Daniel left Mystère to take a more theatrical and less acrobatic role in Alegría, and toured Europe and Asia with that show for two years. In 1998 he created a trampoline act and became a coach for the Cirque production La Nouba in Florida. He stayed with the show as the Artistic Coordinator until 2004.

    In 2005 Daniel was appointed Acrobatics Performance Designer for The Beatles LOVE, at the Mirage. He followed that in 2007 by coaching the performers for the Super Bowl pre-game show. And later the same year he designed the acrobatic performances for Cirque's seasonal show Wintuk at Madison Square Garden.

    "Larger than life: those are the watchwords that inspired our acrobatic approach to Viva ELVIS," says Daniel Cola. “You could define some of the pieces of acrobatic equipment as part of the set, given their size.”

    Daniel Cola was born in 1962 in Asnières, France.

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  • Dominic Champagne

    Director and writer of original show concept

    A multitalented and prolific playwright, director and Artistic Director of his own theatre company, Dominic Champagne has been a forceful presence on the Quebec cultural scene since graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada in 1987.

    In 1992, Champagne created waves among the public and his peers with his show Cabaret Neiges Noires, written in collaboration with his fellow artists at Théâtre il va sans dire. Inspired by Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, the play was highly innovative in both its message and its medium. The script was at once cynical, poetic, dark and funny, while the festive and unrestrained staging brought together acting, song and music. Champagne's gamble paid off: he succeeded in taking a critical look at the era and in bringing new audiences into the theatre. The show has been performed more than 100 times since it was first created.

    Champagne adapted and directed Don Quichotte (Cervantes' Don Quixote) for a 1998 stage production that attracted record crowds to Montreal's Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, and in 2000 he set new attendance records with his staging of L'Odyssée (The Odyssey, by Homer). His other creations for the theatre include La Caverne, L'Asile, Lolita, La Cité Interdite and La Répétition.

    He has also worked in television as a writer for the series Les Grands Procès, and was involved in the creation and direction of many variety shows including Le Plaisir Croît Avec l'Usage, the opening ceremonies of the Jeux de la Francophonie, Tous Unis Contre le SIDA, Les Spectacles de la Fête Nationale and La Soirée des Masques.

    His more than 100 accomplishments for the stage, television and circus have earned him a host of awards and honors, including the Prix de la Critique for the text of La Répétition, two Gémeau awards for best direction for L'Odyssée and Don Quichotte, the Gémeau for best dramatic writing for Aurore and the Masque du Public for his adaptation of L'Odyssée.

    Champagne's work in theatre and television led to an invitation from Cirque du Soleil to direct Varekai in 2002. Champagne's next assignment for Cirque was to co-direct ZUMANITY with René Richard Cyr. Writing and directing LOVE has been both rewarding and enormously challenging for Champagne. "It was a privilege and a great honor to be asked to do this," he says.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Michael Curry

    偶戲設計

    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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