Martin Labrecque (Québec)
Martin Labrecque is, beyond a doubt, one of the most gifted and acclaimed lighting designers of his generation. Innovative and flexible, he works in theatre, circus, dance and film with equal ease, grace and boundless enthusiasm. Winner of four Masques Awards, Martin Labrecque boasts nearly a hundred lighting designs to his name. Since he launched his career in 1994, he has been a dependable collaborator with some of Québec’s most distinguished directors: Alexis Martin, Claude Poissant, Martine Beaulne, René Richard Cyr, Michel Monty, Luce Pelletier and Carl Béchard and he has designed nearly thirty productions for Serge Denoncourt. His most stunning lighting designs to date are those for the Cirque du Soleil’s Québec 2008 for Québec City’s 400th anniversary, The Cirque Éloize, and Pierre Lapointe’s daring Mutantès.