Luc LaFortune Honored

Luc LaFortune, the lighting designer for all of Cirque du Soleil’s current productions was recently honored with the USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) Distinguished Achievement Award in Lighting Design. The honor will be bestowed during the USITT 2005 Conference & Stage Expo in Toronto, Canada, which runs from Wednesday, March 16th to Saturday, March 19th). The Lighting Commission will host LaFortune at its special award session (March 18th), where he will share highlights of his design career and philosophies with a focus on
his work with Cirque du Soleil. Throughout his career, LaFortune has created lighting for Peter Gabriel, the Eagles, No Doubt, Gipsy Kings and Salto Natale (a Swiss circus). His designs have
also earned him accolades including the EDDY Award for Cirque du Soleil’s “O” (1998), and he was named LDI (Lighting Dimensions International) Lighting Designer of the Year in 1994.

[Source: Entertainment Design, USITT; Ricky Russo]