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Artist Life Stories - Debra Brown

Feb012023

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Welcome to the Artist Life Stories speaker series where renowned Canadian artists discuss their craft with series host Cameron Smillie.

Each event is like a perfectly mixed cocktail. Two parts conversation, one part show and tell, one part question and answer and always splashed with a dash of the unexpected. Each speaker event includes two 45 minute sets and ends with a post-show question and answer session from the stage. Each artist will bring their journey to life. And, everyone comes away with the true story behind the artist.  Get ready for on-stage conversations interspersed with live music, videos and “show and tell”. Each night will be unique! Oh, and always a post show meet and greet.

Debra Brown – The Cirque Du Soleil Story & More 

Debra Brown is renowned for her unique choreographies blending acrobatics and dance. With Cirque du Soleil she choreographed 13 works (so far) including Saltimbanco, Mystère and “O”. Through working with artists (including Céline Dion, Madonna & Luciano Pavarotti) in performances, film and TV she has earned many accolades.  Winner of numerous awards world-wide including an Emmy Award for the spectacle she choreographed at the 74th annual Academy Awards, the Bob Fosse Innovative Choreography Award, and the prestigious Golden Clown at the 23rd World Circus Festival.  Be prepared for great stories that will illuminate some select video clips!

Artist Life Stories - Debra Brown