Directed by Jeannot Painchaud
Set Designer, Illustrator and Video Images Co-Designer
Show Acrobatic Designer, Head-trainer – Trampo-wall Act Designer
Alex Mc Mahon
Video Images Co-Designer
Sound Designer –
Production Director – phase 2
Director, Technical Director
Video System Designer
Sound Technology Consultant
Assistant to the Show
Christian « Sancho » Garmatter, Elon Höglund,
Kone Thong Vongpraseuth
Trainer – Trampoline
Christian « Sancho » Garmatter
Responsible of choreography
Coach – Skipping Rope
Coach – Aerial Silk
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A native of Îles de la Madeleine, Quebec, Jeannot Painchaud has worked in the circus arts sector for over 25 years. Fuelled by a passion for different cultures and a dream of travelling the world, he set his heart on the circus at age 16.
A graduate of Montréal's National Circus School. Jeannot won a bronze medal at Paris’ prestigious Festival Mondial du Cirque de demain in 1992 for his artistic cycling act.
After touring internationally with a number of circus troupes and groups of multidisciplinary artists, Jeannot co-founded Cirque Éloize in Montréal in 1993. He performed in the company’s different shows for five years.
In 1998, he left the stage to devote himself entirely to Cirque Éloize’s development. Having been an acrobat, juggler and performer, he took on a new role as entrepreneur.
Under his guidance and with the help of his partners, Cirque Éloize became one of the leaders of contemporary circus arts thanks to shows like Cirque Éloize, Excentricus, Cirque Orchestra, Nomade, Rain, Nebbia and iD.
As the Artistic and Creative Director for the company’s shows, Jeannot prides himself on melding artistic disciplines and talented individuals from the four corners of the globe. His artistic vision involves incorporating living arts (music, theatre, dance) into the acrobatic acts.
In 2009, he directed iD, Cirque Éloize’s seventh original creation. A stunning combination of urban dance and circus arts, the show won the Conseil des Arts de Montréal’s 26th Grand Prix award in 2010.
In October 2011, Jeannot Painchaud became the 14th Quebec citizen to be awarded the prestigious Prix Samuel-de-Champlain. Founded by the Institut France-Canada in 1997, the award is presented to two people each year, a Canadian who has best showcased French history or culture and a French citizen who has best showcased Canadian history or culture, in order to promote the values that unite both countries.
In November 2011, Jeannot Painchaud was one of several public figures selected to reinvent a work of art from the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts’ permanent collection. The Museum gave the participants carte blanche to create an art installation presented as part of its Big Bang exhibit.
Jeannot Painchaud has also been chairman of the board of the Circus Arts National Network in Quebec, En Piste, since 2009. This position allows him to be directly involved in the future of circus arts and the Canadian circus community.
A lawyer by training and a cultural events producer, Jonathan St-Onge joined the ranks of Cirque Éloize in 2001. Following a stint at the provincial crown attorney’s office, he began his career in the world of entertainment with the Just For Laughs Festival and its production administration department. For them, he drafted and negotiated various management, representation, production, and broadcast agreements for both stage arts and television. At the last Festival in which he participated he served as special assistant to the executive producer and among other things, represented general management at the Festival’s outdoor site. He then became involved in an artist management and show production and special events company for the next three years before taking on a full-time position with Cirque Éloize in 2004.
Since then, Jonathan has headed all Cirque Éloize operations and those of its affiliated companies, specifically as delegate producer of shows on tour, and special projects and events. He established a solid and effective organizational foundation enabling Cirque Éloize to respond to ultra-fast changes. He also supervises the activities of Gare Dalhousie, which is the Cirque Éloize Head Office in Old Montréal.
Jonathan received the title of Volunteer of the year in 2006 from the Association du Jeune Barreau du Québec after being active with the organization for several years. Since 2005 he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of En Piste, representing the Regroupement national des arts du cirque, with which he plays an active role, contributing to efforts to increase awareness of and improve conditions for the circus arts milieu in Québec and in Canada, specifically with respect to tax credits. He has been a member of the Cirque Éloize Board of Directors since 2008. These different activities have definitely not prevented him from being involved for several years with charitable organizations in Montréal, including the Sainte Justine Hospital Foundation.
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