Nathalie Gagné

Nathalie Gagné

Since 1995 I have crafted more than 1,000 separate makeup designs for Cirque, culled from over 5,000 sketches. But since Cirque performers have to apply their own makeup, I also involves them in the creation of their onstage look. Unlike actors, acrobats aren't used to studying their own faces. One of my goals is to get them to do just that, and help them find within themselves what I call 'lines of force' that will serve to build their characters.