In This Podcast Episode
Rob McNealy interviews Luc Tremblay, the Senior Artistic Director of KOOZA, a Cirque du Soleil production which will be opening in Denver on August 20th, 2009.
KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world.
KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.
Tickets for KOOZA are available online. The Denver performances run from August 20th through September 27th on the grounds of the Pepsi Center. If you’re not in Denver, KOOZA is currently performing in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and will also be traveling to Santa Monica and Irvine, California.
Luc Tremblay’s Bio
Since 1980, Luc Tremblay has produced over 40 choreographic works for professional dance, theater and circus companies. His choreographies for Danse Partout and his theatrical and choreographic direction for the circus company les gens d’R have helped establish his reputation with international audiences and critics.
Also a respected educator, Luc Tremblay has taught at many Canadian and internationally renowned institutions. Since 1999, Luc Tremblay has worked with Cirque du Soleil as an artisitic coach, artsitic training supervisor and artistic director for the shows La Nouba, DELIRIUM and KOOZA.
For Luc, working at Cirque du Soleil is stimulating because “excellence is a daily afair. You have to know how to keep your work fresh, stay creative; you have to be able to work in a team.”
Picture Credit: OSA Images
Costume Credit: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt © 2007 Cirque du Soleil