“Circle of Light”

Red Square, Moscow

350 000

September 28th to October 2nd, 2012

Live and multimedia show

Project development: 8 months

As part of the second edition of the Circle of Light international festival in 2012 held in Moscow, the events agency ECA2 was asked to produce a show to take place on Red Square. Les Petits Français were in charge of the artistic direction and artistic production of this show.

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The purpose of the show was to mark the official opening of the festival and to continue to run throughout the festival.

The show opened on 28 September to mark the Light Festival’s launch, which was attended by the mayor of Moscow. This original version was a 27-minute show and the production then ran for four more days, with six 24-minute showings every evening.

The general theme of the festival was the energy of light. With an original soundtrack and using innovative technologies, the scenography also included the appearance of a young girl. The theme was related to the origins of life and looked back over the milestones of our shared history. The objective of this celebration was to illustrate the necessity of light to life on earth.

ECA2 France

Executive production

Jean-Christophe Canizarès, Executive Producer

Guillaume Duflot, Director of Operations


Les Petits Français

Direction and artistic production

Martin Arnaud, Creative Director

Marilyn Kuentz, Artistic Producer

Rachel Gonidec, Artistic Production Assistant

Alexandre Rennesson, First Assistant


Original texts

Benoît Allemane, Author of Original Texts

Sofia Romanova, Author of Original Texts

Irina Krutschkow, Russian Translation and Adaptation


Original soundtrack

Philippe Villar, Composer

Pascal Lengagne, Composer



Christophe Bertiaux/monoeil2b, Creative Director of Images

François Simerey, Fabrice Thumerel, Claudio Cavallari and Base80, Image Designers

Laurent Boillot and Stéphane Schlatter, Light and Video Directors

Frederic Fayard and Johan Chabal, Lighting Designers

Claude Lifante, Laser Designer

Jacques Irmann, Technical Director



Julie Cugurno, Project Administration Director

Emmanuelle Charotte, International Sales Manager

Morgane Cochet, Administrative Manager

Patricia Vallet, Logistics Manager

Clément Rabréaud and Vladimir Polyukhov, Technical Coordinators

Jacky Boileau, Operations Coordinator

Laurent Laborne, Freight Coordinator



Julien Panié, Photographer