Fabrice Lemire Archive

  • Director Fabrice Lemire talks Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL

    Director Fabrice Lemire talks Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL

    Artistic director Fabrice Lemire takes on the ice in Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL. The show features an international cast of figure, extreme and freestyle skaters, acrobats, musicians, and comic characters. This is Cirque du Soleil’s first ever ice show and Lemire talks about the unique challenges of bringing acrobatics and skating together.

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  • Shivers Guaranteed at CRYSTAL?

    Shivers Guaranteed at CRYSTAL?

    Since Cirque du Soleil started 33 years ago in Montreal, you’d think its performers and creators had already explored every possible idea in their quest to reinvent circus arts. But one element hadn’t yet been incorporated into a Cirque show, forcing the artists to rethink costumes, training, sets and choreography: ice.

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  • Swing Fever: Fabrice Lemire Talks Quartz/Crystal

    Swing Fever: Fabrice Lemire Talks Quartz/Crystal

    Cirque du Soleil is “dancing in new territory,” according to its artistic director and full-time Palm Springs resident Fabrice Lemire. “Quartz,” the upcoming show that Lemire is about to launch, will be performed entirely on ice.

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  • Fabrice Lemire on Working with James Cameron

    Fabrice Lemire on Working with James Cameron

    Thirty-three years after its start in Montreal, it is now a new normal to see the colorfully acrobatic, atmospheric Cirque du Soleil and its multitude of themed productions. They occur so often, you can throw a rock and hit one. The plan, then, is to make them unique, with potential new partnerships like in the case of “Toruk: The First Flight,” which is based on the the James Cameron film “Avatar.”

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