Alain Lortie

Lighting Designer

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Alain Lortie continues to cover a lot of ground both creatively and geographically. Having started out working with multi-talented artists such as Michel Lemieux, Marie Chouinard and Edward Lock, he has since collaborated with a wide range of vocalists from both Quebec and Europe, such as Jean-Pierre Ferland, Diane Dufresne, Robert Charlebois, Bruno Pelletier, Peter Gabriel, Francis Cabrel, and Eros Ramazotti. A several-time winner of ADISQ's Lighting Designer of The Year award, Alain has worked with Luc Plamondon on Starmania (1993) and Notre-Dame de Paris (1998). As a result of his collaboration with Gilles Maheu and Carbone 14, he won a Masque des Éclairages at Quebec's 1996 annual theatre awards for his contribution to Les Âmes Mortes. A Dora Mavor Moore Award came his way in Toronto in 1997 for his work on François Girard's Œdipus Rex. The Cirque du Soleil has called on Alain's help in the creation of shows such as Soleil de Miniut (2004) and Delirium (2006), and his talents have taken him to Asia for productions such as the Shanghai Circus World's 2005 spectacle ERA. The following year brought Alain to Tapei for the production Musical Carmen and, in 2007, he was in Beijing collaborating on Musical Butterflies.