Luc Lafortune Speaks in Russia on "Art and Poetry in Stage Lighting"


The famous Canadian lighting designer, Luc Lafortune, who designed - among other things - the lighting at the Cirque du Soleil, at the Turkmenistan’s Independence Celebration Day, at the House of the Dancing Water dancing show, at the Peter Gabriel “Growing up” tour, will be in St. Petersburg on 5 December this year for a unique conference, called "Art and Poetry in Stage Lighting".

This exclusive event will be held at the Alexandrinsky Theatre by the theatre's managerial staff itself, with the cooperation of TDM Stage Equipment and the Italian company Clay Paky, the world leader in the production of professional stage lighting equipment. The event media partners are the "Evening Petersburg" newspaper, the main Russian media and state television.

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Luc Lafortune is unanimously considered one of the most creative lighting designers of the last thirty years. His approach to lighting design features elements that are so artistic that it is defined as "poetry". It is inspired by a careful philological analysis of the show, which is then combined with a painstaking search for colours and atmospheres.

Luc Lafortune has worked with Cirque du Soleil since far-off 1984, when the "Cirque" took its first steps. Since then, he has made a vital contribution to creating its myth by working on several productions that have gained international fame. However his work extends to many projects, even in the world of touring, theatre, and big events, where his accomplishments always stand out for their creativity and originality.


During his lecture on "Art and Poetry in Stage Lighting", Lafortune will guide us through his most important projects. He will inevitably start precisely from his experiences with the "Cirque du Soleil", where he has had countless opportunities to practice his art and experiment continuously with new technical solutions. His career will fascinate the audience, as well as be a valuable and unique professional development opportunity for all trade professionals.

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Grigoriй Borisovich Popov, Director of the Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, said: "We are proud to host this prestigious lecture inside one of the most famous theatres in Russia, and one of the most representative of our culture. We are sure it will be a great opportunity to bring trade professionals and all theatre lovers close to the fantastic world created by Luc Lafortune."

Clay Paky has already organized or contributed to the organization of several of Luc Lafortune's lectures all over the world. Pio Nahum, Clay Paky Marketing Manager, said: In this lecture, we will learn that poetry and technology can merge to create a show with magical charm. Luc Lafortune chose Clay Paky lights right from his early work with Cirque du Soleil, and from then on has used them with confidence as essential instruments to express his art."

The event starts at 11:00 am and is scheduled to end at 6:00 pm.
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