Cirque du Soleil / LUZIA
Animated visuals created in collaboration for the Cirque du Soleil show, LUZIA.
LUZIA is a Cirque du Soleil show inspired by Mexican culture. The concept of space and time, along with the roles that the sun and the moon play, are explored throughout the entire production.
The large circular backdrop pictured below, is part of the permanent stage design and the object itself is used in many different ways thought the show. In our piece, the backdrop was turned into a projection surface that responded to the onstage performer’s key movements (i.e. walking, running, turning, falling, spinning the wheel, etc.).
I contributed to the storyboarding and animation of this piece.
This story begins in isolation and unfolds as a surreal adventure. The performer is on a spiritual quest towards a deeper understanding of oneself and ones place in this world. To get there, they must experience both the highs and the lows of enlightenment. Will they succeed in finding answers within their own fears?
Here are some highlights from this journey…
This project was the brain child of Marie Block-Lainé, so a big shout out and thank you goes out to her for inviting me to collaborate on this surreal project. Go check out her great work and catch a more detailed breakdown of this project on Behance!
Client: Cirque Du Soleil
Show Conception and Director: Daniele Finzi Pasca, Brigitte Poupart
Director of Creation: Patricia Ruel
Projection Director: Johnny Ranger
Art Direction & Concept: Marie Bloch-Lainé
Animation: Marie Bloch-Lainé, George Simeo
Illustration: Marie Bloch-Lainé, Et-Anne Moinsourath
Storyboard: Marie Bloch-Lainé, George Simeo
Set and Props Designer: Eugenio Caballero