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Victor Pilon Wikipedia
Victor Pilon, (born March 19, 1958) is a director, theatre designer, visual designer and photographer from Quebec.
After a two-year stay in Europe, Victor Pilon enrolled in visual arts at the University of Ottawa. In 1983, after receiving his bachelor's degree with a specialization in photography, he moved to Montreal. With Michel Lemieux, he founded the company Lemieux Pilon 4D Art in 1990. Since then, they have worked together to create a plethora of multimedia productions, including La Belle et la Bête (2011), NORMAN (2007), La Tempête (2005) and Anima (2002), all of which have toured internationally.
In 2003, Pilon and Lemieux did the visual design for the T.V. show The Planets, based on the music of Gustav Holst, presented on both the French and English networks of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). They also created many large-scale events such as Harmony 2000, a show created to celebrate the beginning of the new millennium, and Soleil de Minuit, the closing performance of Montreal International Jazz Festival 2004 (MIJF), commemorating, respectively, the 20th and 25th anniversaries of Cirque du Soleil and the MIJF. They were also behind Cirque du Soleil's DELIRIUM. With over fifty artists onstage, this multimedia production revisited the music of Cirque du Soleil's past productions. In 2008, they directed Starmania, the famous show by Luc Plamondon and Michel Berger. It was the first time this musical was produced as an opera.
As official photographer for the British royal family when in Canada, Pilon has covered more than 30 of their visits. Working for the Government of Quebec and Government of Canada, he has also photographed various other heads of state during their official visits.2014 – ICARUS
2011 – La Belle et la Bête
2008 – Starmania The Opera
2007 – NORMAN
2006 – DELIRIUM
2005 – La Tempête
2003 – The Planets
2002 – Anima
1998 – Orféo
1996 – Pôles
1994 – Grand Hôtel des Étrangers
1992 – Têtes Chercheuses
1992 – Naïf, by Michel Rivard
1990 – Free Fall
2014 – Dreamscapes – 30 Years of Innovative Performances at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
2013 – Continuum – Planetarium Rio Tinto and Espace pour la vie
2000 – Translucide
1999 – Ocean of Hope
1997 – Time Travel
1995 – Reach for the Stars
1994 – Territoire Intérieur / À mille lieux
1993 – Act of Faith
2004 – Soleil de minuit
2000 – This Is a Sphere
1999 – Harmony 2000
1995 – L'ADISQ
1995 – Hommage à la musique du Cirque du Soleil – Montreal International Jazz Festival
1992 – Uzeb farewell – Montreal International Jazz Festival
1992 – La Nuit de Montréal / Night parade
1991 – In Mid Air
2014 – Knight, National Order of Quebec
2013 – Officer, Order of Canada
2011 – Gascon-Roux Award for best direction, set and lighting, LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE
2010 – Journal de Montréal ranked DELIRIUM and STARMANIA: THE OPERA among the best 10 shows of the decade
2008 – The Argus newspaper’s Angel Award for artistic excellence (Britain), NORMAN
2007 – Nomination for the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s Grand Prize, NORMAN.
2005 – Masque for special contribution of the multimedia concept, Académie québécoise du théâtre, THE TEMPEST.
2005 – Gascon-Roux Award for best direction, lighting and sound design, THE TEMPEST.
2005 – Technical award, Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology, THE TEMPEST.
2004 – Félix nomination for best soundtrack, ANIMA.
2000 – Winner of the competition to integrate arts with the architecture and environment of Montreal’s new conference centre.
2000 – Masque nomination, special contribution of the virtual and stage projections, ORFÉO.
1998 – Grafika Award, www.4dart.com website design.
1992 – Félix Award for best direction, for Michel Rivard’s show NAÏF.
1990 – Félix nomination for best direction, VOIX DE PASSAGE.
1985 – Winner of four Félix awards for best show of the year, best lighting design, stage manager of the year and director of the year, SOLIDE SALAD. Seven other Félix nominations, SOLIDE SALAD.