Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (“Cirque du Soleil“) has announced that their newly appointed Creative Guide, Michel Laprise, will be in Austin, TX, for SXSW and participating in Quebec Day on March 13, 2023, from 4 – 4:40 p.m. at CANADA HOUSE (Swan Dive, located at 615 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701.)
In this inspiring talk, Michel will share with passion a few aspects of the collaborative creation process at the company.
He will expose how this organic process is part of a social, personal, emotional and artistic experience and show us that the actual physical space deeply influences the collaboration and inclusion of the creative workplace everyone might want to create. He will also talk of an experiment where, using the internet, the circle of collaboration was opened to include the audience in the crowdsourcing of a scene.
Michel was promoted to this new role after being a long-time director and contributor to Cirque du Soleil; starting as a talent scout at casting, he has worked in creation ever since and has directed many large-scale projects, including the performances for the 400th anniversary of Quebec City and the opening ceremony of Eurovision 2009. Michel is also the director of the shows KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, Septimo Día – no descansaré, and Drawn to Life. Outside of Cirque, he directed Madonna’s international tour in 2012 and the musical Robin Hood presented in Europe. … link to full length article at Broadway World.
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