La forge aux étoiles
an Aquatic Fairytale at Futuroscope by Cirque Du Soleil
Live Show
45DEGREES - Cirque du Soleil
Multimedia Director, Video Content
Thibaut Duverneix
Associate Producer
Lydia Brown
Stage Director and Show Designer
Bastien Alexandre
Multimedia Designer, Infrastructure
Vincent Pasquier
Production Director
Anne Bertrand
Technical Director
Rémi Brisson Lemieux
Maxime Lepage
Set Designer
Éric Noguès
Video Production
Gentilhomme/Antler Films
Lead Art Director
Mathieu Babin
Motion Designer
Francis Gelinas
Particle Designer
Fabien Fulchiron
Yso Siphay Southidara
Fountains and Fireworks
Michel Amann
Claude Lifante
Nicolas Brion
Sound and sound effect
Jean-Michel Caron
Choreography and Acting
Julie Perron & Manon Beaudoin

Thibaut Duverneix and his team brought to life for Cirque du Soleil and 45DEGREES all the multimedia content of this beautiful space opera odyssey that Bastien envisioned.

Over a 7000-m² lake, a big-bang of visual, aquatic and pyrotechnical effects merge to bring forth this aquatic fairytale for the entire family. In a constellation of poetic vignettes, La Forge aux étoiles invites young and old alike to witness first-hand the friendship between a human girl and a cosmic giant with his feet on Earth and his head in the stars.

A 28 ton permanent aluminum and stainless steel set, consisting of 157 facets, which covers 270 m² 
An additional projection surface of 450m², equivalent to two tennis courts, deployed during the show 35m high
3 automated and synchronized decor elements during the show
A rail and an underwater mechanical arm to activate the 2CV and the moon
A new infrabasse sound system

In total, 10 video projectors that generate 205,000 lumens distributed over 14 million pixels, equivalent to 7 HD on:
3 water screens and a water curtain of 180 m² 20 meters in height with a projection surface of 900m² on the water
Automated water fountains: 100 jets including 40 moving jets
600 nozzles capable of generating 300 cubic meters of fog in seconds

A total of 500 water projectors, including:
A constellation of 300 individually controllable light points distributed over the entire basin
22 moving lights
5 lasers of 10 watts

20 devices that trigger flames during the show
Standing pyrotechnic triggering system

A pyrotechnic fresco of 50 meters wide and 40 meters high on two levels
120 firings perfectly synchronized with music