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Luc Lafortune speaks at a round of conferences on "art and poetry in stage lighting"
Lighting Designer
Luc Lafortune

The famous Canadian lighting designer, Luc Lafortune, who designed – among other things – the lighting at the Cirque du Soleil, will be in Europe from 5 to 13 February this year with a series of talks in Italy, France and Spain.

The only date in Italy will be organized by Clay Paky at the Bergamo Trade Fair on 11 February and will be sponsored by Ente Fiera Promoberg, the Bergamo Chamber of Commerce, the “Lighting Laboratory” Design Department of the Politecnico di Milano, IED Istituto Europeo di Design, and the trade associations APIAS and AILD.

The media partners are the trade journals Luce e Design, Sound & Lite and, as well as the most important local media: L’Eco di Bergamo and Bergamo TV.

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 the “Art and Poetry in Stage Lighting” conference, organized by Clay Paky, Luc 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.

Pio Nahum, Clay Paky Marketing Manager, says: “This conference/event will be a memorable experience, where we will learn that poetry and technology can merge to create a show with magical charm. We are proud to have always been alongside Luc Lafortune, who 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 10:00 am and is scheduled to end at 4:00 pm. A buffet lunch offered by Clay Paky is included. The entire conference will be translated simultaneously into Italian.


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