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Martin Saintonge
Martin Saintonge is a Montreal based lighting designer who has been working for the last 25 years as a lighting designer for theatre, contempory dance, ballet and circus. He has worked with avant garde groups as Omnibus, Nouveau theatre experimental, Carbone 14 and designed for works including: Hamlet machine, Opium , and le Dortoir for which he has been nominated for best light design by AQCT. He has designed lighting for les Grands ballets canadiens including the moors pavane and has recreated, for the last 12 years, their beautiful production of The Nutcracker. He also designed the lighting of Pirandello Henry IV for la nouvelle cie théatrale. More recent works include Kilian the Great presented in November 08 at the National arts centre, the annual show of the National circus school, and Le livre des souhaits directed by Sharon Moore, presented in October 2007 at la Tohu. Martin also worked and toured around the world as technical director, production manager and tour manager for company such as LaLaLa human steps, cie Marie Chouinard and the italian transformist artist Arturo Brachetti. Martin worked as technical director and lighting coordinator for Les Grands ballets canadiens from 1992 until 2002 and is currently production manager of the National circus school as well as teaching lighting design at college Lionel-Groulx.
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