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Creative Team Bio
Director: Franco Dragone

Franco Dragone began his classical training in the performing arts at the Royal Conservatory of Mons. In 1982, he was invited to Canada to stage two consecutive year-end performances of Canada’s National Circus School, which directly led to his first commission with Cirque du Soleil. From 1985 to 1999, Dragone’s passionate, unique direction celebrated the depth of emotion, beauty and music of the human spirit in Cirque du Soleil productions of Le Cirque Reinvente (1987), La Magie Continue (1989), Nouvelle Experience (1990), Saltimbanco (1992), Mystere (1993), Alegria (1994), Quidam (1996), ‘O’ (1998) and La Nouba (1999).

DRAGONE created A New Day… (2003) for, with and about Celine Dion. It is a subtle fusion of song, theatre, dance and technical innovation, heralding an unprecedented new genre of entertainment and has enjoyed unparalleled successes playing to over a million patrons. In Le Reve (2005), for Wynn Las Vegas, Franco once again pushes the creative envelope with a new form of visual theatre, embracing artistic performance with multimedia effects, a seamless mix of humor and high drama, ethereal imagery and plain-speaking earthiness. Staged in a remarkable domed theatre designed in-the-round, the first of its kind in Las Vegas, Le Reve creates a uniquely intimate and personal experience that surrounds and involves the audience. Dragone has taken a giant leap with this show. He speaks to the audience with images and body language and captures the open imagination of the audience