Founded in the spring of 2013, 4U2C marks today its official entry in the world of visual design. At its helm are Yves Aucoin and Stéphane Mongeau who between them combine half a century of experience in the entertainment business. 4U2C specializes in design and production of visual content environment by combining video, lighting, set, special effects, and sound plus, it offers adapted services in design, coordination and in production for every event.
The visionary of this new adventure and a peerless designer, Yves Aucoin has gathered over his career a solid reputation in the world of show business as well as numerous awards including in 2006 from Live Design Individual Awards for his work on the Celine Dion show and LOVE from Cirque du Soleil, both presented in Las Vegas. His experience on the musical scene has brought him to create visual and scenic environment for some of the biggest names in the music business like Celine Dion, Garou, Véronic Dicaire, Johnny Hallyday, Florence Foresti at Bercy plus, recently for the French musical production of Robin Hood.
For his part, Stéphane Mongeau started his career in theater community where he worked for about 10 years gathering an experience strong of over 100 creations. For the last 12 years, he was part of the Cirque du Soleil team where he worked as Vice President of Production and Executive Producer. Over the course of his career, Stéphane has collaborated with different creative forces including Robert Lepage, Dominic Champagne, François Girard, Michael Curry, Diane Paulus and Mark Fisher to name a few.
‘We are extremely happy to associate ourselves in this new adventure which we hope will create some of the most ambitious projects. With our new team of young creators, the play field is enormous and filled with promises,’ both said.
The birth of 4U2C is the result of different conversations between its two masterminds, François Ménard, President of Solotech, and Guy Laliberté, Founding President of Cirque du Soleil. As per François Ménard, 4U2C is located at the intersection of what has made both companies world-renowned: Cirque du Soleil’s creativity and Solotech’s high tech.
‘Our customers here and elsewhere can now find the best of both worlds under one roof in our facilities and permanent studios specifically designed to push the boundaries of theatrical creativity’,François Ménard commented.
Based in Solotech headquarters in Montreal, 4U2C counts on a permanent creative team of graphic designers, 3D specialists, video mapping and lighting. The team also has at its disposal a HD studio equipped with a green screen.
Since its beginning in the spring of 2013, the 4U2C team has produced conceptual visuals for Celine Dion, Cirque du Soleil, Véronic Dicare (Voice) in Las Vegas as well as contributed to the most recent show by humorist Rachid Badouri (Rechargé).
For Yves Aucoin, 4U2C is a door wide open on exploration and discovery of new ideas! For more information on 4U2C, visitwww.4u2c.com.