Show Concept and Guide
An accordion player, stiltwalker and fire-eater, this daring visionary founded Quebec’s first internationally renowned circus. Since 1984, he has guided the creative team through the creation of every show and contributed to elevating the circus arts to the level of the great artistic disciplines.
Show Concept Writer and Director
A multi-talented and prolific artist, Dominic Champagne’s work in theatre led to an invitation from Cirque du Soleil to direct Varekai in 2002 which was followed by the assignment to co-direct ZUMANITY.
Sir George Martin
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.
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.
Show Concept and Director of Creation
Gilles Ste-Croix was one of the founders of Cirque du Soleil in 1984. Since December 2002, he has been Vice President of Creation, New Project Development at Cirque du Soleil and is the driving force behind LOVE.
Associate Director of Creation
As Creation Director of LOVE, Tremblay is the pivotal link between the Producer and the team of Creators, overseeing the day-to-day process of creation and making sure that the Creators have all the tools they need to deliver the show.
Jonathan Deans, one of the most sought-after sound designers in the musical theatre world, is the man behind the sound environments of LOVE, his eighth sound design project for Cirque du Soleil.
Yves Aucoin 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 Sir Elton John and Gloria Estefan.
The Spanish actor, choreographer and artistic director Hansel Cereza has traveled the world to bring his unique vision to theatre and dance productions.
Acrobatic Rigging Designer
Guy St-Amour has been associated with Cirque du Soleil since the very beginning, working in a number of technical capacities between 1984 and 1995 before opening his own company which has consulted for scores of clients in opera, musicals and theatre.
Francis Laporte has worked on some 15 projects integrating video with the performing arts, including the Cirque shows Dralion and Varekai and a stage adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey directed by Dominic Champagne, the Writer-Director of LOVE.