Amaluna costume designer Mérédith Caron has brought a company of fabulous and eclectic characters to life through the magic of her creations. She imagined the world of the show – the mysterious island of – as existing somewhere in the Mediterranean as a true meeting place between East and West, a distant land where ancient and modern times overlap and blend harmoniously, and several different eras and cultures have seemingly melded into the same location.
Her complex multidimensional costumes evoke a world of day and night that is unquestionably contemporary, yet overlaid with the spirit of the Elizabethan period and containing subtle references to the Orient and Scandinavia. "It’s the encounter of humanity, the glorification of the beauty of the human being," she explains.
There are over 130 costumes in made up of nearly 800 different items.
Mérédith Caron: costume designer
Mérédith Caron has made her mark in theatre, cinema, opera and circus, not just in Quebec but the world over. With more than 175 collaborations under her belt, Mérédith is one of Canada’s top costume designers. She has worked with some outstanding directors, including Pierre Bernard, Serge Denoncourt, Robert Lepage, Martine Beaulne, René Richard Cyr, André Brassard, Daniele Finzi Pasca and Richard Monette at the prestigious Stratford Festival in Ontario. During her collaborations, Mérédith Caron has received many prestigious awards in Quebec, including a Gémeau, seven Gascon-Roux and two Masque awards. She has been teaching art history and costume design at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal for nearly 20 years. She worked with Cirque du Soleil for the first time in 1988, when she designed costumes for a project under development. After CRISS ANGEL Believe, Mérédith is working on her third project with Cirque du Soleil.