Circus | Film | Media Art Pierre P. Blais

Circus director and artistic counselorRecent Work

Brecht
Zircusspiel

An exploration into the world of german playright and director Bertolt Brecht, Zircusspiel is a circus adaptation of his opera Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.

Chà


Centered around the chinese tea ceremony and tea culture with its various origin stories and legends. A very minimal show, light and intimate in essence with only three performers and very little stage artifice.

La
Descente

An intimate but very intense 360 performance with live electronic/noise music. La Descente revolved around ideas of loneliness and estrangement, while mixmatching various excerpt of modern theatrical texts from Becket, Mouawad, Müller, Tremblay and others.

Le songe
de Cassandre

Adaptation of Euripedes' Trojan Women, Cassandra's Dream looks at the aftermaths of war and trauma, by borowing to the greeks myths surounding the trojan wars and sack of Troy.

FILM post-production and related serviceMontréal, mon amour, mon histoire

The last 5 years have been primarely spent working on a series of historical documentaries for television (ICI Radio-Canada). Work on these included most post-production (online editing, sound mixing, color grading and visual effects), primary editor (on the last film), as well as production jobs such as camera assistant, sound recordist and secondary camera operator thorughout the series. Films property of Perception Films production company.

Media ArtSelected Works

Mapp_MTL

Video Mapping

Reset

Video design + Programing.

Machine(s)

Video Design

Béat

Video Design + Set Design

A Very Brief History of Me!

Stage Director, Artistic consultant,
Media & Technology Artist,
Creative Thinker and Ideaman,
Film Production Generalist,
Ambitious Home Cook, Musician, Problem Solver, Bearded Icon,
Part-time Wiseman and Renaissance Man.

BioA Brief History of Me

“I CAN take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.“

These lines from Peter Brook’s 1968 essay The Empty Space, have fascinated Pierre for over a decade now, and have been at the heart of his preoccupations for just as long. Almost all of his work begins and ends here; it starts with a space (a stage, a format, a medium) that cannot simply be assumed or taken for granted, but must be defined, owned and made sense of, and it always ends in an encounter, an experience.

Since no single approach or technique can systematically work for every situation that interest him, Pierre has trained in a variety of techniques and fields to achieve his goals. This has included studies in the humanities, a bachelor in Electroacoustic composition and other specialisations in media creation, theatre and dance studies both formal and informal, travels, film production and post-production training, and of course work experience in related fields.

In his spare time, Pierre enjoys playing music (Gamelan), cooking and learning about food, reading about quantum mechanics, and writing about himself in the third person!

Stage Craft Skills

Artist Direction, Scenography, Lighting Design and Operation, Sound Operation, Video and Multimedia Design and Operation, Acting and Performance Coaching, General Purpose Stagehand Technician.

Film Skills

Production: Camera operator, Cinematographer, Camera Assistant, Gaffer, Grip, Sound Recordist, Boom Operator.

Post-Production: Offline and Online Editor, Colorist, VFX Artist, Sound Designer, Sound Mixer.

Media and technology Skills

Digital Scenography, Video Mapping, VJ, Experimental Videography and Cinematography (16mm), Interactive Design.

Softwares: MaxMSP, VPT, Resolume, QLab, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, After Effects, Pro Tools, Cinema 4D, Maya, Photoshop. Basic HTML, Python and CSound Programming.

Life Skills

Fluent in French and English, converstional in Spanish, learning Indonesian. Classically trained musician: Piano, Flute, Balinese Gamelan instruments. General Home Renovation Skills, Gardening and Cooking skills, very passionate about food and food science.

Gamelan Giri Kedaton

Passionate about Balinese performing arts, Pierre as been a member of Gamelan Giri Kedaton since 2007. In 2015 he was chosen to take over leadership of the ensemble, and named artistic and musical director of the group.

  • Giri Kedaton

    Pierre, leading the group in concert

  • Giri Kedaton

    Balinese Dance

  • Giri Kedaton

    Kecak

Gamelan Giri Kedaton is a Montréal based balinese style gamelan, specialiasing in Balinese music and dance performances. Founded in the late 80's by I Wayan Suwecca and José Evangelista, it is one of three professional ensemble to be given the "En Résidence" status at the faculty of music of the Université de Montréal, and the oldest gamelan group still actively performing in Canada.

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