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From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.
 
 
 

Biography

Jaque Paquin

Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer

Self-taught, Jaque Paquin started his collaboration with Cirque du Soleil in 1990 as head of the construction workshop. In 1991, he was technical director for the creation of Saltimbanco and during the tours in Japan and Europe. Afterwards, he contributed to the remodelling of the touring show Nouvelle Expérience at The Mirage casino in Las Vegas. In 1995, he was director of all installations for the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the FrancoFolies de Montréal. Jaque returned to Cirque du Soleil for the creation of “O” as acrobatic equipment and rigging designer, then moved on to create the aerial environments for such shows as Dralion, Varekai, Zumanity, and . His imagination, artistic flair and technical skill came together in the creation of 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. After a detour on Broadway to create Spiderman with Julie Taymor and two shows in China with Franco Dragone, Jaque Paquin resumed his collaboration with Cirque du Soleil for the creation of VOLTA.