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September 02, 2006
Pierre Parisien, Head Artistic Director, Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas, 7-28-06
As protector of the creative concept, it is Pierre Parisien’s responsibility to ensure that the artistic creation of each of the five Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas stay true to their form. A native of Montréal, Québec, Pierre is a degree-holder in Theatre from the University of Ottawa and worked for many years as a director, artistic director, stage manager, production manager, actor and coach for theatre companies throughout Québec and Ontario.
Pierre was the stage manager for Saltimbanco in Tokyo in 1994. From 1995-1998, he was Artistic Coordinator for the touring show Quidam in North America; following which he became Assistant to the Artistic Director for the re-staging of Saltimbanco for the launch of the Asia-Pacific Tour. From 1998-2005, Pierre was the Artistic Director of Saltimbanco, Alegría and Quidam during their respective Asia-Pacific Tours.
In 2005, Pierre was promoted to Head Artistic Director for the Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas, which includes KÀ at MGM Grand, Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio, ZUMANITY, ANOTHER SIDE OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL at New York-New York Hotel and Casino, and the new production at Mirage, LOVE. He works with over 350 performers, as well as the artistic and coaching staff to preserve the creativity and artistic integrity for which Cirque du Soleil is known.
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