Creative Team

Roger Waters

Roger Waters
Original lyrics and music

Roger Waters co-founded Pink Floyd in the mid-1960s. Under his guidance as lyricist and principal composer, the group made a series of best-selling albums including The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall. Waters conceived The Wall as an album, a show, and a film, and it achieved huge success.

In 1985 Waters left Pink Floyd to pursue a solo career. There followed albums, The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Radio Kaos, and Amused to Death.

Twelve years later, Waters took to the road with his In The Flesh Tour, culminating in the release of a live album and DVD. He briefly reunited with Pink Floyd for an acclaimed performance at the Live 8 concert in London’s Hyde Park in July 2005. That same year saw the completion, CD/DVD release and premiere of his opera Ça ira. From 2006-2008 Waters toured the globe with The Dark Side of the Moon Live.

In late 2009, he began to contemplate a new staging of The Wall. The Wall Live played a total of 219 dates to 41.1 million people worldwide from 2010-2013 and was the most successful tour ever by a solo artist.

Waters produced, co-directed and co-write ROGER WATERS THE WALL, which was shot during The Wall Live tour. The film had its world debut at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. ROGER WATERS THE WALL was Waters feature film directorial debut and premiered in cinemas worldwide on 29th September 2015 with CD/DVD release of the movie and soundtrack album later that year.

In May 2017, Waters releases his first new album in 25 years and opens his Us + Them tour of North America & Canada in Kansas City on the 26th May.

Julien Bilodeau

Julien Bilodeau
Composer

Julien Bilodeau is one of the most prominent composers of his generation. After obtaining two masters degrees with great distinction from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, he furthered his studies in France and Germany, where he notably worked with Pascal Dusapin, Fausto Romitelli, and Karlheinz Stockhausen. In 2006, the Canada Council for the Arts awarded him the Robert Fleming Prize for exceptionally talented young Canadian composers. His works, whose styles and aesthetics are very diverse, have been performed around the world by leading ensembles including the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Itinéraire, Symphony Orchestra of the Americas, I Musici, Orchestre Métropolitain, and Nouvel Ensemble Moderne.

In 2011, Maestro Kent Nagano commissioned “Un cri élève nos chants,” a work premiered by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal on the opening night of Montreal’s Maison Symphonique.

Dominic Champagne

Dominic Champagne
Stage Director

Issued from theater, Dominic Champagne managed some hundred plays for the theater and of broadcasts on the television. He also staged three productions of the Cirque du Soleil. After Varekai in 2002, he co-directed Zumanity with René Richard Cyr in 2003 and in 2006 he mounted the magnificent LOVE in association with The Beatles in Las Vegas.

He also wrote and directed several events among which some editions of the shows of the Quebec National Day, the opening ceremony of the Games of the Francophony, the 100th anniversary of the National Monument with The Memoirs of a Ghost, and the show Hello to Léo Ferré and Félix Leclerc presented to Francofolies of Montreal to mark the twentieth anniversary of Félix’s death.

Alain Trudel

Alain Trudel
Conductor

Praised by La Presse for his “immense talent as a conductor, musician and performer,” Alain Trudel is Music Director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, Principal Youth and Family Conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. 

He has conducted every major orchestra in Canada, as well as orchestras in the UK, USA, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. First known to the public as a trombonist, he has been a guest soloist with orchestras worldwide. He is also a respected composer with performances across America and in Asia. 

Stéphane Roy

Stéphane Roy
Sets Designer

He has left his mark on the Quebec avant-garde theatre and dance scenes with over one hundred set designs since 1988. He has also worked with Cirque du Soleil since 1999, designing the sets for five shows: Varekai, Koozå, Zumanity, Zarkana, and Dralion. His designs for the theatre and big top have been seen by tens of millions of spectators around the world.

Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt

Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt
Costumes Designer

For over twenty-five years, she has designed costumes for a wide range of productions in Quebec and abroad in the fields of theatre, dance, cinema, and opera. Since 1989, she has worked on several productions by Robert Lepage, both on stage and on the screen. She also worked on Peter Gabriel’s Growing Up tour and on Kâ  and Kooza for Cirque du Soleil. She worded on several other events, including Allavita for the Milan Expo 2015 and Blüme for the Antalya Expo in Turkey in 2016. 

Étienne Boucher

Étienne Boucher
Lighting Designer

Active in the performing arts and theatre, he designed the lighting for Luc Langevin Réellement sur scène, directed by Sylvain Auclair (on tour, 2013); Marc Déry, directed by René Richard Cyr (on tour, 2012); Montréal Métropole Culturelle, Moment Factory, Tohu (2012); and Totem/Cirque du soleil, concept and direction by Robert Lepage, 2010. For the theatre stage, his lighting design has been seen in Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, directed by Serge Denoncourt; Molly Bloom by James Joyce, directed by Brigitte Haentjens; and Besbouss by Stéphane Brulotte, directed by Dominic Champagne. 

Johnny Ranger

Johnny Ranger
Video Designer

Jean Ranger, also known as Johnny Ranger, is a versatile video and design artist. He has been artistic director at Moment Factory for three years whitin period he created video segments of the Madonna Live MDNA Tour. He also created some interactive video spots for the Biennale d’art Contemporain de Montréal, the New Museum of New York and for the Canadian Cultural Center in Paris.

Louis Dufort

Louis Dufort
Sound Designer and Numeric Orchestration

As a composer, he first developed his style in the electroacoustic genre before soon opening up to mixed music and multimedia, thereby drawing the attention of an extremely wide range of Montreal organizations, such as the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ), the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM+), the Quasar saxophone quartet and the Bozzini Quartet, the “Association pour la création et la recherche électroacoustiques du Québec” (ACREQ), and Chants libres, for which he composed the music for the opera L’Archange in 2005 (remounted in 2008).

At the same time, he has worked in the field of dance, principally with Compagnie Marie Chouinard, with which he has collaborated on a regular basis since 1996. At the international level, he received a mention at the Prix Ars Electronica (Austria) in 2001, collaborated with Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) (Germany) in 2005, and with Recombinant Media Labs (RML) (San Francisco) in 2007, and enjoyed great success with certain Marie Chouinard projects performed abroad (notably Body_Remix, which premiered at Le Biennale di Venezia, 2005).

Geneviève Dorion-Coupal

Geneviève Dorion-Coupal
Choreographer

The name Geneviève Dorion-Coupal resounds in the artistic universe either locally or internationally for now on several years. Reference in her domain, the one who began her route in ballet and contemporary dance acquired a rich and solid experience in the circles of the stage, the theater, the television, the cinema and the advertising as choreographer and artistic director. She) signs the choreography of numerous productions: generation Motown, Night Fever, Veronic Dicaire V for Voices in Las Vegas and its European tour. Musicals; Chicago, The Girls of Caleb, The Miserable, Sweet Charity, The Nuns, Jimmy’s Legend, Foot of Hen), Grease.

Normand Baillargeon

Normand Baillargeon
Theatrical Advisor

Norman Baillargeon is a professor in sciences of education at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), an essayist, militating libertarian and collaborator of alternative magazines. At the UQAM, he teaches the foundations of the education to the future teachers from Quebec. He wrote a book on the education in the critical thought (Petits cours d’autodéfense intellectuelle) which is at present studied in College and for which he won the Prize Sceptical Quebec 2005.