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Nathalie Gagné

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Nathalie Gagné
BornTrois-Pistoles, Quebec, Canada
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationSaint-Hyacinthe College
💼 Occupation
Makeup designer

Nathalie Gagné, born in Trois-Pistoles, is a Canadian makeup designer with Cirque du Soleil since 1995.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

At the age of 12, she drew interest in for makeup. After studying theatre production at Saint-Hyacinthe College, she became the first to graduate from the Montreal branch of the Parisian makeup school Christian Chauveau in 1988.[3]

Career[edit]

Gagne contributed to the success of more than 20 shows including; O, Love, Alegría to name a few and created 2,000 makeup designs from 5,000 sketches.

Key/Makeup for Cirque du Soleil's first motion picture, Alegría - An Enchanting Fable, and also was the Key/Makeup designer in the 3D movie of Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away directed by Andrew Adamson in 2012.[4]

In her career she worked with creators like; Franco Dragone, Robert Lepage, Andrew Adamson, Thierry Mugler, Eiko Ishioka, Jamie King, Michael Curry and Dominique Lemieux.

She was nominated twice for a Gémeaux Award[5] by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for “Best Makeup”, she also has worked in the theatre, film and television industry.

Cirque du Soleil[edit]

  • 1995: Saltimbanco – Director Franco Dragone – Tour Show[6]
  • 1996: Alegría – Director Franco Dragone – Tour Show
  • 1996: Mystère – Director Franco Dragone – Las Vegas, USA
  • 1996: Quidam – Director Franco Dragone – Tour Show
  • 1998: ‘O’ – Director Franco Dragone – Las Vegas, USA[7]
  • 1998: La Nouba – Director Franco Dragone – Orlando, USA
  • 2002: Varekai – Director Dominic Champagne – Touring Show[8]
  • 2003: Zumanity – Director Dominic Champagne – Las Vegas, USA
  • 2004: Kà – Director Robert Lepage – Las Vegas, USA[9][10]
  • 2005: Corteo – Director Daniele Finzi Pasca – Touring Show[11]
  • 2006: Delirium – Director Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon – Touring Show
  • 2006: Love – Director Dominic Champagne – Las Vegas, USA[12]
  • 2008: Zaia – Director Gilles Maheu – Macau, Asia
  • 2008: Believe, Criss Angel – Director Serge Denoncourt – Las Vegas, USA
  • 2008: 400th anniversary of Quebec City – Jean-François Bouchard – Quebec City, Canada[13]
  • 2009: Viva Elvis – Director Vincent Paterson – Las Vegas, USA
  • 2011: Iris – Director Philippe Decouflé – Los Angeles, USA
  • 2012: Michael Jackson: One – Director Jamie King – Las Vegas, USA[14]
  • 2012: The Light – Director Fernand Rainville – Mandeley Bay Las Vegas, USA
  • 2014: Joyà – Director Martin Gervais – Grand Mayan Hotel, Mexico
  • 2016: Paramour – Director Philippe Decouflé – Musical Lyric Theater, Broadway New-York[15][16]
  • 2017: Helene Fischer Show – Director Omar Sharif Mukhtar – Germany
  • 2019: Alegria in a New Light – Director Jean-Guy Legault – Touring Show[17][18]
  • 2019: R.U.N – Director Michael Schwandt – Luxor Hotel – Las Vegas, Permanent[19]

Shows[edit]

  • 2004: Anderson Project - Director Robert Lepage – Ex Machina, Canada
  • 2009 to 2017: Master Class and Speaker - MAC Cosmetic – International
  • 2010: Omaterra – Sherbrooke Theater, Canada
  • 2010: El Campiello – Director Serge Denoncourt – Place des Arts Theater, Canada
  • 2010: Speaker – SPA Canada Cosmetic – Toronto and Montreal
  • 2014: Magic to Do – Director Stephen Schwartz – Princess Cruise
  • 2015: Moby Dick – Director Dominic Champagne – Nouveau Monde Theater[20]

Movies and TV Shows[edit]

  • 1993 to 1995: La Princesse Astronaute - Television Show, Canada
  • 1999: Alegria – Director Franco Dragone – Netherlands
  • 2010: World Away 3D – Directed by Andrew Adamson – Las Vegas and New Zealand[21]

References[edit]

  1. "Cirque du Soleil: what does it look like to be a make-up artist?" (Interview) (in français). Interviewed by Catherine Brezeky. Pure Trend. 27 September 2013.
  2. "The artisans of metamorphosis". Léa Martin, the Montreal Campus. March 4 2018
  3. "Five minutes with Nathalie Gagne". Mindfood Style. Retrieved May 18 2019
  4. "Natalie Gagne biography". Broadway World. Retrieved May 17 2019
  5. "11es prix Gémeaux".
  6. "Saltimbanco du Cirque du Soleil revient à Montréal pour son dernier tour de piste". Info Culture, Réjeanne Bouchard, December 20, 2012
  7. "'Flowers in the Desert': Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas 1993 – 2012". Anne Margaret Toewe, University of Colorado at Boulder, Spring 2013 Page:166
  8. "Varekai, Royal Albert Hall, London". The Independent, UK. January 7 2010
  9. "Cirque du Soleil tops itself again with staging of "Ka"". Jerry Fink,Las Vegas Sun. February 4 2005
  10. "Cirque Du Soleil Pacts With Equity, AGVA For Broadway's 'Paramour'". Jeremy Gerard. Deadline. January 5 2016
  11. "How many loads of laundry does a Cirque du Soleil show take? Learn that and more ahead of Utah run". Deseret News Enterainment by Jenny Rollins. September 24, 2018
  12. "'Flowers in the Desert': Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas 1993 – 2012". Anne Margaret Toewe, University of Colorado at Boulder, Spring 2013 Page:218
  13. "Jean-François Bouchard derrière le spectacle du 400e de Québec". La Presse - Katheleen Lavoie, October 15, 2008
  14. "Cirque du Soleil and the Estate of Michael Jackson present Michael Jackson One". Las Vegas Informer July 2 2013
  15. "Cirque du Soleil Sets 'Paramour' as First Show Created Just for Broadway". Thom Geier, The Wrap. June 2 2016
  16. "New Production of Cirque du Soleil Will Premiere on Broadway". David Gordon, Theatre Mania. August 19 2015
  17. "ALEGRÍA: In a New Light (Updated)". Fascination. January 25 2019
  18. "Cirque du Soleil introduces the creative team behind 'Alegría – The Return of an Icon'".Montreal Theater Hub, Camila Fitzgibbon, September 2018
  19. "R.U.N., the First Live Action Thriller By Cirque Du Soleil Will Premiere At Luxor In Las Vegas". Broadway World. April 30 2019
  20. "Review: Théâtre du Nouveau Monde follows Moby Dick into new waters". Montreal Gazette. October 2 2015
  21. "Cirque du Soleil : ça ressemble à quoi d'être maquilleuse de spectacle ?". PURETREND, Chatherine Brezeky, September 27 2013

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