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Animation Renaissance Amboise
9, montée Abd El Kader
37400 Amboise, FRANCE
00 33 (0)2 47 57 14 47
Damien FONTAINE is a composer, scenographer and director/producer of light and sound shows. He trained as an engineer and also acquired a solid grounding in music and piano. This brought him increasingly to specialize in the art of composition and the production of huge open air displays. His avant-garde creations, watched by some 12 million people, have made him famous worldwide.
It all began in 2003, in the Vosges, when he worked with Robert Hossein on a project that included hundreds of walk-on actors to celebrate the restoration of a Roman amphitheatre. Damien then went on to create a large number of sound and light shows in eastern France. His carrer took off after winning the "Fête des Lumières" in Lyon in 2005, and he went on to win this award in Lyon another three times. Damien then travelled abroad to produce animated shows in Algeria, Turkey and Mauritius. In Senegal he created a show in Dakar stadium for the inauguration of the "World Festival of Black Arts" and in China he produced a display for the "Shangai International Exhibition". There followed displays in Sao Paulo, Chicago, Istanbul, Moscow, Dubai and Jerusalem.
In September 2014, the facade of the Parliament in Bucharest was used as a huge projection screen for the biggest multimedia video mapping show that had yet been seen in Europe. More recently still, in December 2016, Damien worked in close collaboration with teams from Lyon to design the key event that marked the inauguration of the "2017 France-Columbia Year" : a festival of lights show watched by 900,000 people in Bogota.
The places where Damien FONTAINE displays his exceptional visual staging are themselves exceptional sites : nuclear and electric power stations, a gigantic cliff, the fortress in Chinon with its 500 metre-wide panoramic view, the citadel in Belfort and a number of French cathedrals including those in Orleans, Strasbourg, and Lyon.
Damien continually glorifies and gives new life to a variety of buildings, such as the basilica in Domrémy in the Vosges, with its esplanade where the spectacular show "Joan of Arc" has been staged since 2012 with hundreds of walk-on actors and more than 50,000 spectators over a series of only 30 performances.
There are plans for creative new shows by Damien to resound at the cathedrals in Tours, in Sens, at the "Palais de la Bourse" in Paris and in many other locations.
But here and now in Touraine, with the help of the association "Animation Renaissance Amboise", Damien FONTAINE presents his new multimedia fresco show "The Amboise Prophecy" : a breathtaking historical saga set right at the heart of the Royal Château of Amboise !
Animation Renaissance Amboise - 9, montée Abd El Kader - 37400 Amboise
00 33 (0)2 47 57 14 47