Friday, August 3, 2012

Show designer Martin Arnaud to speak at SATE 2012 Experience Design conference in Paris, 19-21 Sept

Show Designer and Director 

From the 1998 Football World Cup Opening Ceremony to “Yo, México”: a track record that testifies to a passion.

After studying philosophy, Martin Arnaud started out as an assistant director in 1992, working with some of Europe's top directors.

While he occupied this role – most notably at the Théâtre National de Chaillot alongside Jérôme Savary – Martin followed closely and developed, with a team of experts, cutting-edge technologies specifically for the stage.

In 1998, Martin directed the opening and closing ceremonies of the Football World Cup in Paris, and thus made his entry into the world of large-scale shows.

In addition to major ceremonies, including for the opening and closing of the All Africa Games in Nigeria, the Athens Paralympics and the 2008 UEFA EURO, Martin is credited with a number of multimedia shows in which the most avant-garde techniques from across the globe were deployed.

With the recent “Bollywoodland”, he returned to his first love – the stage. This magnificent, magical show heralded a new genre, boldly interweaving and cutting across theatre, musicals and cinema.

“México en el Corazón”, a multimedia show commissioned to celebrate the 199th anniversary of the country's independence, and “Yo, México”, marking the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, respectively dazzled more than 2.5 million and 3 million spectators who flocked to the third largest square in the world.