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It was during a training course in clown art, offered by Yves Dagenais, that François Isabelle became passionate about this discipline and this unique mode of expression.

Skilled gymnast, dancer and street artist, François Isabelle worked for three years at Cirque du Soleil and at Dynamo Théâtre, in addition to joining one of the productions of Notre-Dame de Paris.
  Over a period of ten years, he worked with Debra Lynne Brown, an internationally renowned choreographer, as an acrobat dancer performer.

Artistic improvisation in front of an audience is one of his strengths.

In 2010, still attracted by clowning, François Isabelle directs his career and deepens his training and his influences are emerging
  more and more  : Fernandel, De Funès, Chaplin and Barreau.

CARTOON represents the culmination of several years of experience, training and sensitive observations.

CARTOON is available for national and international distribution.

Yves Dagenais, director, show for young audiences, Cartoon, C.R.A.C.

Yves Dagenais

Director / Co-author

Born in Montreal, Yves Dagenais is a jack of all trades. He has worked in theatre, circus, variety, humour, music hall and clowning since 1975. More than 40 years creating, producing, directing, training, performing, making people laugh all over the world with, among others, his clown character OMER VEILLEUX.

Teachers in several artistic training institutions in Quebec and France, he gives numerous training courses all over the world.

He is the author of the first universal dictionary of clown artists entitled Le Petit Auguste.

Rodolphe St-Arneault, lighting design, management, show for young audiences, Cartoon

Rodolphe St-Arneault

Lighting design /  Management / Photos

Rodolphe St-Arneault is a graduate of the Saint-Hyacinthe theater school. He is interested in lighting design and show management for theater and circus as well as photography. Since leaving school, he has worked with Julie Vincent, Yves Dagenais, Johanne Madore, Jamie Adkins, the National Circus School and has conceptualized several major private events in Quebec and internationally. Atypical photographer, he also exhibits his works.

Carole-Anne Turcotte, costumes, show for young audiences, Cartoon

Carole-Anne Turcotte


A 2012 graduate of the CÉGEP de Saint-Hyacinthe Theater School, design component, Carole-Anne Turcotte collaborates with various scenographers including Marie Sophie Gauthier for the equestrian circus Ekasringa and Noémie Demers for (La Compagnie). A versatile artist, she participates in all stages of design and production, both in scenography, costumes and accessories. His many manual skills led him to work with La Bordée, the Théâtre du Rideau Vert, Moment Factory and the Théâtre de la Ville de Longueuil. She is also active as a freelancer in desing and designing costumes and accessories for historical and playful events.

Lysandra Denis-Breault, decor, accessories, show for young audiences, Cartoon

Lysandra Denis Breault

Decor /  Accessories

A graduate in set and costume design from the CÉGEP de Saint-Hyacinthe theater school and a bachelor's degree in art history, Lysandra Denis-Breault is passionate about designing costumes, sets and props for the stage. Since her return from Bussang (France) where she worked as a scenic painter and stage manager at the Théâtre du Peuple, Lysandra has practiced her profession mainly as a designer of costumes and accessories for theater and circus in Montreal.

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