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Michael Jackson ONE

Michael Jackson ONE 在劇場中重現了他天才過人的創意四位與周遭格格不入的人受到 Michael Jackson 的音樂啟發,帶領他們展開一場脫胎換骨的冒險。在旅程的終點,將會在他們的身上看到 Michael Jackson 的敏捷、勇氣、玩心和愛。

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Michael Jackson ONE - 創作人

  • Jamie King

    Writer and Director

    Jamie King is the leading concert director in the world of pop music today and Michael Jackson ONE is King's second show with Cirque du Soleil, having served as writer & director of the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. In 2011, Variety published a special tribute celebrating King's career as "Billion Dollar Show Director" highlighting the nineteen pop music tours he has choreographed and directed and his overall impact on the global music industry. Variety previously named King as one of the most influential “movers and shakers” in the music industry, having created some of the highest grossing concert tours of all time. In 2012, King was executive producer and star of the hit Latin talent reality series (and Las Vegas live show) Q'Viva! The Chosen in partnership with Jennifer Lopez, Mark Anthony and Simon Fuller. For the past sixteen years, King has worked as Madonna's creative director, overseeing her 2012 Superbowl Halftime Show and serving as creative producer of the MDNA world tour. King previously directed Madonna's Sticky & Sweet, Confessions, Re-Invention and Drowned World tours and directed her hit music video Sorry. Other King directed tours include Rihanna (Loud; Last Girl On Earth), Britney Spears (Femme Fatal; Circus; Oops I Did It Again), Celine Dion (Taking Chances), Ricky Martin (Black and White; La Vida Loca), Christina Aguilera (Back to Basics; Stripped), Avril Lavigne (Best Damn) and The Return of the Spice Girls. A multiple Emmy Award® and MTV Video Music Award® nominee, and greatly influenced by his early years working for both Prince and Michael Jackson (with whom he toured as one of four dancers on the Dangerous world tour), King has worked with an array of superstars including Mariah Carey, Shakira, George Michael, Asian superstar Rain, Elton John, Diana Ross and even Ellen DeGeneres.

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  • Welby Altidor

    Director of Creation

    Welby is most fascinated with the creative genius of others and the ways to unleash this inner force. He studied theatre and communications before pursuing his interests in various other realms such as philosophy, political science, literature and public relations. He played a key role in a prominent Canadian casting agency prior to joining Cirque du Soleil’s casting department in the late 1990s, where he had a hand in recruiting more than a thousand artists for various Cirque du Soleil shows. Welby then took on the Director of Strategic Relations, Arts, Circus and Sports role in which he was called upon to develop strategic partnerships in more than a dozen countries, including an important alliance with the International Gymnastics Federation. Welby also led a number of large-scale creative projects as a director of creation in the Images, Events and Lifestyle division. Michael Jackson ONE marks Welby Altidor’s first mandate as Director of Creation for a Cirque du Soleil show.

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  • Carla Kama

    Associate Show Director

    Over the last twenty years, Carla has worked in all facets of the entertainment industry as a performer as well as a choreographer, director and producer. Carla was the sixth member of the original “Fly Girls” on the Emmy-winning television series In Living Color. She was also a founding member and associate choreographer for The Pussycat Dolls. Carla worked with Jamie King, as supervising choreographer for Britney Spears Circus World Tour, and as associate show director for Q’Viva Live featuring Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Rihanna Loud World Tour and The Last Girl On Earth World Tour, as well as The Spice Girls The Return of The Spice Girls World Tour, Avril Lavigne Best Damn Tour World Tour, and Korean pop star, RAIN Rain’s Coming World Tour. Carla has showcased her choreography and musical staging talents in projects for Prince, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Jane’s Addiction, Carmen Electra, Kid Rock, & ZZ Top. Her choreography can be seen in the sexy burlesque scenes in HBO’s Carnivale, Carmen Electra’s Aerobic Striptease and The Young & the Restless. Carla’s choreography credits also include the musical staging and sizzling dance work in Las Vegas Mandalay Bay's STORM. She has also worked in the musical theater world, choreographing the European touring productions of Grease and HAIR 'The Musical'. Michael Jackson ONE is Carla’s second collaboration with Cirque du Soleil after Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.

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  • Kevin Antunes

    Musical Director

    Kevin Antunes is a musical designer, musical director, keyboardist and digital audio programmer. His most recent tour was working directly for Madonna on her record breaking  MDNA world tour. Kevin was the Musical Designer and performed on stage with Madonna at the 2012 SuperBowl Halftime show. This is his second tour with Madonna with the first being the Sticky & Sweet World Tour – the top selling solo artist tour of all time. Kevin produced the stereo and surround sound audio mix for the live stadium concert from Argentina released on DVD in 2010. He also worked directly with Rihanna as her Musical Designer for her 2011 Loud World Tour with a 2013 scheduled DVD release date. This culminated in a 2012 Grammy Award performance featuring Rihanna and Coldplay. Kevin has also worked with Justin Timberlake for the since 1998 starting with *NSYNC, which then transitioned into Justin's solo career. The stereo and surround sound audio of Justin’s HBO Live Concert Broadcast of his FutureSex/LoveSounds (which was released on DVD) was also mixed by Kevin. Throughout his career Kevin has performed with Janet Jackson, Timbaland, Britney Spears, Aerosmith, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Snoop Dogg, Christina Aguilera, Lady Antebellum, P Diddy, Pharrell Williams, Enrique Iglesias, Backstreet Boys, Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch, and the New Kids on the Block, among others. Kevin has performed on many major television events and music award shows including The Grammy Awards, The Academy Awards, three Super Bowl Halftime shows, HBO & Showtime Original Live Concerts, Hope for Haiti Now benefit concert, Canadian SARS benefit concert, Amnesty International, Rock-n-Rio, MTV Awards, The Brit Awards, The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and Saturday Night LiveMichael Jackson ONE is Kevin’s second collaboration with Cirque du Soleil after Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.

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  • Francois Séguin

    Set and Props Designer

    François Séguin pursued an impressive career in theatre and opera before gaining international recognition in the world of cinema. He has worked with Quebec companies such as Théâtre du Rideau-Vert, Nouvelle Compagnie Théâtrale, Grands Ballets Canadiens and Théâtre de Quat’Sous. During his prolific career, François worked in Canada and abroad. Through his longtime collaboration with François Girard, he designed the sets of the contemporary oratorio Lost Objects, presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, as well as a double-bill staging of The Seven Deadly Sins and Kurt Weil’s The Lindberg Flight, presented in Lyon, Edinburgh and Wellington (New Zealand). He made his debut in the realm of cinema as a set designer during the early 1980s. His most notable film credits include Silk (2008 Jutra award for Best Art Direction) and The Red Violin (1998), both directed by Girard. He has worked on other feature films including L’âge des ténèbres (2008), Les invasions barbares (2003), Afterglow (1997), Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994), Love and Human Remains (1993), Léolo (1992), Being At Home with Claude (1992), and Jésus de Montréal (1989). After ZED, Michael Jackson ONE marks François Séguin’s second collaboration with Cirque du Soleil as Set Designer.

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  • Zaldy Goco

    Costume Designer

    Zaldy is one of New York’s most celebrated and innovative designers.  Since 2001 he has created custom looks for entertainment icons such as Michael Jackson, Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J Blige, Will I. Am, Rufus Wainwright, Scissor Sisters, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Halle Berry, Parker Posey, Gabourey Sidebe, and Mick Jagger among others. In 2009 Zaldy was named head designer for Michael Jackson’s This Is It concert series as well as Lady Gaga’s first North American Monster Ball Tour. He was the man behind Gwen Stefani’s label L.A.M.B. collaborating with Stefani for nearly four years while maintaining his namesake label. Michael Jackson ONE is his second collaboration with Cirque du Soleil since Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.

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  • Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon

    Creators for the Man in the Mirror Scene

    The duo formed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon masterfully integrates theatre, film, dance, poetry, visual arts, music and sound to create unique theatrical worlds. On the heels of his initial experiments with music and multimedia that have earned him international recognition, designer and performer Michel Lemieux teamed up with visual artist Victor Pilon during the early 1980s. Together, they formed Lemieux Pilon 4D Art, a creative company that designs unique shows in which the senses and emotions are heightened through the use of new technologies. La Belle et la Bête, NORMAN (a tribute to Canadian film-maker Norman McLaren), Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Anima (inspired by the words of anthropologist Desmond Morris), Orfeo (based on the myth of Orpheus), Pôle, Grand Hôtel des Étrangers, and Voix de passage are some of the works on which Lemieux and Pilon have built their stellar reputation. In collaboration with Montreal and Quebec opera companies, they created the opera Starmania. The duo also collaborates regularly on exhibitions, special events and permanent multimedia productions. They created Continuum, a production based on the music of Philip Glass, the first multimedia show presented at the Rio Tinto planetarium in Montreal. The creations of Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon have been acclaimed in Canada, the United States, Europe (France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, and Spain), Latin America (Colombia, Venezuela, and Mexico), Australia, and Asia (China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea). Michael Jackson ONE marks their third collaboration on a Cirque du Soleil show, after DELIRIUM and Midnight Sun, which commemorated respectively the 20th and 25th anniversaries of Cirque du Soleil and the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

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  • Travis Payne

    Choreographer

    Twice Emmy-nominated choreographer, director, and producer Travis Payne is an acknowledged innovator of screen, stage, and song. Born and raised in Atlanta, Payne’s work encompasses some of the most influential visual and musical moments of contemporary pop culture, created for and performed by global entertainment icons from Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Shakira, and Usher to Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, The Pussycat Dolls’, Nicole Scherzinger, and Madonna. Payne was a collaborator on and off for more than 15 years with the late Michael Jackson. He served as associate director and co-choreographer with Michael as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London in July 2009 and was the associate producer on the award winning film, Michael Jackson’s This Is It, documenting those rehearsals. Payne began his career as a dancer on Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 World Tour and was soon choreographing for Jackson and En Vogue as well as Madonna, Sting, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Abdul, Faith Hill, and Ricky Martin. In addition to his Emmy Awards, Payne is a two-time recipient of the Music Video Producers Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, an Obie Award winner, and a four-time winner of the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography. Michael Jackson ONE is his second collaboration with Cirque du Soleil after Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.

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  • Rich and Tone Talauega

    Choreographer

    Rich + Tone Talauega are two of the most sought after creative directors, choreographers, producers, and directors in today’s film, music, TV and commercial industries. As teenagers, Rich + Tone were discovered by Michael Jackson's choreographer while free-styling at a club in Oakland, California. Within months of moving to Los Angeles, Rich + Tone toured with both Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. They continued to work with Michael over the years on various projects and were the choreographers chosen to work on the short film for “Hollywood Tonight” from the posthumous Michael Jackson album, Michael. Rich + Tone have proven themselves as world class choreographers, having multiple MTV Award nominations, as well as an Emmy nomination for Best Choreography. The two are renowned for their diversified abilities and unique style. Their elite echelon of clients includes Madonna, Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, and Christina Aguilera to name a few. Rich + Tone have also choreographed for multiple motion pictures, which include Step Up 3D, StreetDance Together and Take the Lead. As Producers they brought light to the dance form Krumping in the critically-acclaimed documentary Rize. They were also co-directors and choreographers for Madonna’s MDNA Tour, and were Executive Producers and choreographers for the upcoming Screen Gems feature Battle of The Year: The Dream Team. Now with an established production company they are actively taking on new projects and broadening their horizons. After their collaboration on Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, Rich + Tone will be part of a Cirque du Soleil production for the second time with Michael Jackson ONE.

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  • Parris Goebel

    Choreographer

    New Zealand 21 year-old choreographer Parris Goebel dances in the all female crew – ReQuest and is the creator of Polyswagg (combining sassy woman fire with aggressive inner strength). In 2009, ReQuest were crowned the World Varsity Hip Hop Champions in Las Vegas and also the Battleground Supremacy Varsity Champions in Australia. In 2010, ReQuest returned and dominated the competition to become the number one Adult crew in the world and be the first crew to win back to back gold medals and in both divisions. At the 2011 World Hip Hop Championships her 4 crews dominated over 37 countries with 3 Golds and 1 Silver and then in 2012 they won 2 Golds and 1 Silver. ReQuest have performed on American Idol and Dancing With The Stars and were crowned the 2012 Body Rock Champions. ReQuest were the first crew outside North America to make it on MTV Americas Best Dance Crew Season 6. In 2012, Parris worked on the videos and shows of superstar Jennifer Lopez and Jolin Tsai, the foremost female singer in Taiwan.

    Parris was a 2008 show cast member in Monsters of Hip Hop and is now a member of the Faculty that teaches all through the USA. She was awarded the 2012 World of Dance Female Choreographer of the year in the USA. She has taught throughout the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and all throughout New Zealand. She is the director of her own studio – The Palace Dance Studio in Auckland where she also teaches. Michael Jackson ONE marks her first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

    Choreographer

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has worked for theaters, opera and dance companies, ranging from the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Sadler's Wells in London, the Grand Theatre of Geneva to Les Ballets C. de la B. His choreographies have earned him a series of prizes including a Benois de la Danse, two Laurence Olivier Awards and two National Dance Awards. In 2008 and 2011 Tanz magazine proclaimed him 'Choreographer of the Year'. In 2010, he founded his own company. For Eastman he created Play with Shantala Shivalingappa and Babel(words) with Damien Jalet and Antony Gormley. In 2011 he set up TeZukA, a piece for 15 dancers and musicians inspired by the Japanese manga author Osamu Tezuka. In 2012 he created Puz/zle with the Corsican men’s choir A Filetta, Lebanese singer Fadia Tomb El-Hage and Japanese musician Kazunari Abe. That same year he helmed the choreography for Anna Karenina, Joe Wright’s movie. Michael Jackson ONE is his first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Ivan « Flipz » Velez

    Choreographer

    At the age of 7 Ivan "Flipz" Velez began perfecting/imitating all the moves from Michael Jackson's Billy Jean, Thriller and Beat It videos. After meeting an inspirational figure and best friend in the world of dance, Ivan could now combine his dance skills with his proficiency as a tumbler and decided to become a professional dancer. He went on to perform at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Ivan then moved to New York and started touring the world in a Jam On The Groove spin-off called Break: The Urban Funk Spectacular. Upon his return he started auditioning commercially and was cast by Tina Landon in his first national commercial. He then moved to Los Angeles where he was cast by Jamie King to perform alongside Madonna and Oprah. Flipz has also appeared in all 3 seasons of LXD. His other film credits include The Dream Team, Step Up 3D, Bring it on 3 & 4, Stomp The Yard, You Got Served, Idle Wild, B-Girl, Honey and Honey 2. Flipz is Co-Founder of Skill Methodz Dance crew and President and CEO of Flipz Entertainment. Michael Jackson ONE is Ivan's first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Olivier Simola

    Choreographer

    After studying at the Conservatoire national de région (CNR) in Grenoble and at the Conservatoire national supérieur musique et danse de Lyon, Olivier Simola acquired his first professional experience working with numerous choreographers including Andy Degroat, Jean-François Duroure, Joël Borges et Christophe Salengro. In 1995, he joined the dance company DCA founded by Philippe Decouflé. He first worked on the creation of Decodex before becoming one of the mainstays of the company, leaving his mark on many other DCA creations. Dancer and video-maker Olivier Simola then began to work closely with Philippe Decouflé. By fusing his two principal areas of expertise – dance and video – he contributes to shaping the singular worlds of choreographers such as Benjamin Millepied and Michael Baryshnikov. For Cirque du Soleil, Olivier designed the projections for the company’s performance at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony. After his work as Projection Designer on IRIS – A Journey Through the World of Cinema, Michael Jackson ONE is his second collaboration to a Cirque du Soleil show.

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  • Germain Guillemot

    Acrobatic Performance Designer

    A graduate from Centre national des arts du cirque in Châlon, France, Germain Guillemot started his career with the French troupe Cirque Archaos and toured with the company for two years. With other circus fellows he created the French circus company Les Arts Sauts where he worked both as a creator and performer for 15 years. Germain joined Cirque du Soleil in 2007 as a coach for the flying trapeze act on ZED and then became Acrobatic Training Manager for Viva ELVIS. Michael Jackson ONE is Germain Guillemot’s second collaboration with Cirque du Soleil as Acrobatic Designer after Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.

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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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  • Ben Potvin

    Acrobatic Choreographer

    A former national competitive gymnast, Ottawa-born Ben Potvin joined Cirque du Soleil as an artist during the creation of “O” in 1997. He performed on this show for six years and acted as coach-performer for the production’s aerial hoops act. In 2004, he joined Dragone as an artist, coach-performer, dance captain, talent scout and act designer. Ben also designed acts for the show Voyage (Tokyo, Japan) and coordinated events at Utmost Entertainment Production. In 2009, he came back to Cirque du Soleil as a head coach on the show Viva ELVIS and later took on the acrobatic development role during the creation of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour and Amaluna. Michael Jackson ONE marks Ben’s first assignment as Acrobatic Choreographer, a mandate in which he will leverage his vision and experience in both the acrobatic and artistic realms.

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  • Andrea Ziegler

    Acrobatic Choreographer

    A graduate from Ryerson University's Theater School in Canada, Andrea has performed as a dancer, singer or character for over 20 years for several renowned companies including La La La Human Steps, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (The Nutcracker), Livent (The Phantom of the Opera), Dragone (A New Day with Céline Dion) and Cirque du Soleil.  At Cirque, she performed in the shows MystèreQuidam and in numerous special events around the world. Andrea also held the position of Dance Master on Viva ELVIS in Las Vegas. Michael Jackson ONE is her first show as acrobatic choreographer for Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Raymond St-Jean

    Projection Designer

    Raymond St-Jean is a film director and multimedia designer. After studying communications at the Université du Québec à Montréal, he began his career directing music videos and short films. Since then, Raymond has directed dramas (Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft, Léa), documentaries (L’oiseau de nuit, Ghost Town, Le Mozart Noir, six installments in the Chamber Music Collection) as well as screen adaptations of various theatre plays and choreographies (Les trous du ciel, Cabaret Neiges Noires, Peepshow). His films have aired on television in Canada and abroad and were featured in a number of festivals. Peepshow won ARTV’s “Tremplin pour le monde” award at the 2009 edition of the Montreal International Festival of Films on Art. In 2006, Ghost Town picked up three awards at the Yorkton Film Festival, including the prestigious Golden Sheaf Award of Excellence. Le Mozart Noir won the 2003 Rockie Award at the Banff World Television Festival. Together with Jimmy Lakatos, Raymond created in 2012 the multimedia installation The World of Michel Tremblay, presented at the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City. For Cirque du Soleil, Raymond St-Jean designed the video projections for ZAIA, Zarkana and Michael Jackson ONE.

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  • Jimmy Lakatos

    Projections Designers

    Hailing from the visual arts world, Jimmy Lakatos has followed an atypical career path that has led him to what he calls “video set design” – his specialty. In Montreal, he pioneered the use of video in shows and public places. A longtime collaborator of directors Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, Jimmy is one of the cofounders of Artificiel, a Montreal-based multidisciplinary digital creation group whose works have been seen at festivals and in museums throughout Europe, Latin America and North America. He has also designed multimedia installations for museum exhibits as well as video projections for a number of shows, televised galas and commemorative events. Several companies from the North American cultural scene have called upon his services as a multimedia designer. Michael Jackson ONE marks Jimmy’s fourth collaboration on a Cirque du Soleil show after ZAIA, the closing celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City in 2008, and DELIRIUM.

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  • David Finn

    Lighting Designer

    David Finn's professional career began at age 16, working for puppeteer Burr Tillstrom and his beloved characters Kukla & Ollie.  His breakthrough in lighting came with Sir Peter Wright's acclaimed Nutcracker for the Birmingham Royal Ballet in 1990. David went on to design for Twyla Tharp & Dancers and, from 1993-2000, was resident designer for Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project.  He has worked for the Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Ballet, Ballet of Monte Carlo, San Francisco Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and Lyon Opera Ballet, and with such choreographers as Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, José Limón, Karole Armitage, Dana Reitz, Peter Wright, James Kudelka, Helgi Tomasson, and Sasha Waltz. His opera career began in 1997 with Otello (Brussels) and has, since, included works at The Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Salzburg Festival, Paris Opera, Royal Opera, Het Musiektheater (Amsterdam), New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera and Canadian Opera, where he designed the Ring Cycle in 2006. Film work includes lighting for Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence. In 1999, he directed the documentary, The Green Monster, for POV on PBS. In architecture, David collaborated with renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron on a case-study glass house in Napa Valley, California and designed the lighting for the 1988 World Expo in Brisbane, Australia. Recent awards include the 2011 Yomiuri Award for Outstanding Lighting Design (The Hunting Gun, Tokyo) and the 2012 Knight of Illumination Award (Royal Ballet, UK). Before Michael Jackson ONE, David's first design for Cirque du Soleil was ZED

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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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  • Pierre Masse

    Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer

    Pierre Masse’s career spans just about every genre of the performing arts. He was involved in major productions with the Opéra de Montréal, the Grands Ballets Canadiens and Céline Dion as well as a production of Les Misérables. He has collaborated with Cirque du Soleil since 1996, and took part in the creation of Quidam, Varekai, Zumanity, KÀ and CRISS ANGEL Believe. Michael Jackson ONE is Pierre Masse’s third Cirque du Soleil show as Acrobatic Rigging and Equipment Designer following TOTEM and IRIS – A Journey Through the World of Cinema.

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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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  • Brian Drader

    Dramaturge

    Brian Drader is Director of Playwriting at the National Theatre School of Canada. An accomplished actor, writer, dramaturge, and artistic administrator, his plays have been produced across Canada, the United States and Europe. Awards for his writing include the Herman Voaden National Playwriting Award, the Philadelphia Brick Playhouse New Play Award, the National Screen Institute Drama Prize, and the Lambda Literary Award for Drama (USA). His plays have also been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the McNally Robinson Book of the Year, and the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation Playwriting Award (New York). In addition to theatre, Brian's diverse writing portfolio includes film, radio, fiction, multimedia and commercial engagements. He has also appeared as an actor in more than 70 professional productions in theatres across Canada. Michael Jackson ONE is the first collaboration of Brian Drader with Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Manon Beaudoin

    Characters’ Guide

    Manon Beaudoin has written, directed and performed throughout Canada and other parts of the world. She was a core member of the acclaimed wordless play The Overcoat (CanStage), a hit in festivals around the globe and Co-Creator of Flying Blind (Axis/Belfry/Arts Club Theatres in Canada and Legs on the Wall, Australia.) She helped create 8 shows for Vancouver’s enduring cult hit Leaky Heaven Circus as well as founding her own all-woman Cirque Poule. Her plays The Queen of Hearts and The Bloody Clean-Up or the Lamentable Tale of Marie Antoinette have been produced in Canada. She now teaches movement at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal. This is Manon’s first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.

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  • Henry Fong

    Illustrator

    A specialist in concept design, production illustration, costume illustration and art direction, Henry Fong has worked in cinema, television and video game development. After studying illustration and photography, he took up classical animation and design, and went on to study classical painting. In film and television, Henry’s credits as concept artist, concept designer include projects such as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2013), Pacific Rim (2013), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), and Immortals (2011). Concept artist and art director on Hong Kong feature film White Vengeance (2011), he was key costume illustrator for Warm Bodies (2013) and the TV miniseries The Phantom (2009). He also served as visual development artist and storyboard artist on the IMAX feature Journey to Mecca (2009). In 2008, he was character designer and costume illustrator for Death Race, and was concept designer for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. In the video game world, Henry Fong’s name is associated with the adventure game Bot Colony and Artificial Mind and Movement’s Iron Man as well as a number of Ubisoft titles including Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six: Lockdown, Star Wars: Lethal Alliance and Far Cry Instincts. In the music realm, Henry was responsible for the art direction and package design of Billy Talent’s albums 666 (Warner Music) and Billy Talent II (Atlantic Records). He was also the illustrator for See Spot Run’s Gonna Getcha album in 2007. Henry Fong has picked up a number of awards including the 2004 Ben Wicks Award for best illustration, the 1998 Gwynyth Young Memorial Award for best layout design, the 1997 Nelvana Scholarship Award for best layout design, and the 1991 Barbara Camm Visual Arts Award for best illustration. Prior to his work on Michael Jackson ONE, Henry lent his talents to the Cirque du Soleil's Special Events Division.

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