Julie Basse

Last updated: May 7, 2024

A loyal collaborator of some of Montreal's most avant-garde stage directors, such as Maxime Carbonneau and Édith Patenaude, Julie Basse has been designing lighting for the performing arts for over 10 years.

Whether in theatre, opera or musical comedy, she creates unique and fascinating universes by pushing back the limits imposed by each of these disciplines.

Among her outstanding designs are Des souris et des hommes (Théâtre Jean Duceppe –Prix Lumière 2019-2020), Corps Célestes (Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui), the musicals Annie (Juste pour Rire) and Je vais t’aimer (produced in France, directed by Serge Denoncourt), as well as collaborations with BOP, Opéra de Montréal, Washington’s Opera Lafayette, and the dance companies La Otra Orilla and Dans son salon.

She has also distinguished herself in comedy and music, working with André Sauvé, Christian Bégin, Lisa LeBlanc, Elisapie, Dominique Fils-Aimé and Plants and Animals, among others.

With Ariane Moffatt’s Incarnat, she won the Félix “Lighting of the Year” Award at the ADISQ 2021-2022 gala.

With Odile Gamache, Félix-Antoine Boutin and Gabriel Plante, she formed the company Création dans la chambre. The collective has been multiplying creations and research projects since 2014. (Un animal (mort), Histoire populaire et sensationnelle, Les larmes amères de Petra Van Kant).

With Moment Factory, she signed the lighting design for the light trails Vallea Lumina (Whistler, BC), Astra Lumina (Tennessee), and Oceana Lumina (Rochefort, France) as well as the digital art installation North Forest Lights (Bentonville, Arkansas).

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