Lecture in language
Gillian Ferrabee (CAN)
Renowned performance artist and former Cirque Du Soleil creative director
„The more I awaken all the parts of my body, the more water moves through me. Thus, the more my imagination can travel and my creative ideas can flow.“
Gillian has enjoyed wondering about art and the nature of the universe for as long as she can remember. She has truly accomplished a lot during her artistic career: from being a professional dancer, a theater and film actress, then creative director, all the way to becoming the director of her own company.
She toured Europe and North America for over a decade with various dance/theatre companies. In 2004 she joined Cirque du Soleil as an artistic casting advisor and travelled the world scouting new
She toured Europe and North America for over a decade with various dance/theatre companies. In 2004 she joined Cirque du Soleil as an artistic casting advisor and travelled the world scouting new talent and new trends in performance and design. In 2012 she was named Director of the Creative Lab at Cirque Du Soleil Media. For four years, she led a team in developing projects destined for the International TV, film and new media markets. Projects included the 2016 Emmy Award-winning VR project ‘Inside The Box of Kurios’, as well as animated series Luna Petunia for Netflix. In 2018 Gillian founded Kite Parade, an innovation agency dedicated to elevating ingenuity and creativity through collaborative, interactive practices and by building vibrant multi-disciplinary eco-systems. Clients include multi-million dollar consumer product companies, scientific and cultural organizations, non-profit foundations and digital start-ups.