Richard Lacroix’s Puppets (Montréal)
From February 11 to March 11, 2018
In shop windows on Park, de l’Épée, Bernard West and Van Horne, and at the Centaur Theatre at 453 St-François-Xavier Street
Realta • Lescurier • Julie et Benjamin • Pharmaprix • Ongles GG • Coiffure Alicia • Mince Alors • Le 93 rouge • Friperie Morgane • De Bons petits plats • Centre Dentaire Outremont • Peinture Gorak • Caisse Desjardins des Versants du mont Royal • La boutique du fleuriste • Rona Quincaillerie • Iris • Boutique Citrouille • Mission Santé • Yanick Fromagerie • Un amour des thés • Théâtre Outremont
This year’s Marionnettes en vitrines! walkabout exhibition features the work of Richard Lacroix. Originally from the Abitibi region of Québec, Richard was trained in scenography at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montréal where he developed his love for designing sets, costumes, puppets and props. He is renowned for his outstanding talent when it comes to creating tones and moods, whether for theatre, contemporary dance, puppet theatre, museum exhibitions, film or television.
Puppet theatre is a very special medium of expression for Richard. For the past 25 years, he has shared his passion for it with the team at Théâtre de l’Œil whose productions have toured the world over.
Richard stands out as one of Québec’s big names and has received numerous awards and distinctions for his work. He teaches scenography in several schools, including the Cégep Lionel-Groulx in Sainte-Thérèse.
Richard Lacroix’s puppets were built for the various shows and projects with which he has collaborated, and are the result of a poetic quest. Thanks to their creator’s boundless imagination, these puppets inhabit an augmented reality when they come to life.
For the first time, the exhibition will make its way to the Centaur Theatre to present a selection of Richard Lacroix’s puppets whose La Savatière prodigieuse, of the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde’s production, and the magnificent birds who has been created for Théâtre de l’Œil’s production Raven. Don’t miss them doing cartwheels in the theatre lobby from February 20 to March 24!
An exhibition presented in collaboration with the Cinémathèque québécoise and Théâtre de l’Œil