80 foot high PY1 pyramid being build in Old Montreal

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PY1 pyramid – Lately, you may have noticed a large pyramid-shaped structure setting up near the Clock Tower Pier in the Old Port of Montreal. This is PY1: the new touring venue from Lune Rouge Entertainment. Starting June 1, PY1 will offer fully-immersive, collective experiences to its visitors with the premiere of its first custom produced show, Through the Echoes.

World Premiere show in PY1: Through the Echoes

In this poetic and digital odyssey by show director Gabriel Coutu-Dumont and initiated by Guy Laliberte, the audience will be submerged into a universe of light, music and a ballet of technology and multimedia, to re-discover the power of human connection. Guided by the stars and the voice of author Alan Watts, spectators will be invited to explore the thread that links space and time.

Gabriel Coutu-Dumont is a multi-disciplinary artist and accomplished director of imagery. His work and performances are exhibited worldwide, explains Stephane Mongeau, CEO of Lune Rouge Entertainment. To create the show Through the Echoes, Gabriel drew on all the worlds that he dabbles in: visual arts, theatre and pop music.

Through the Echoes is first and foremost a story told through music and images. Samples from Alan Watts’ recordings bring a second, literary, level to the story adds Gabriel Coutu-Dumont, show director.

It is a true pleasure to collaborate with the creative team behind Through the Echoes. My father was a great man and a visionary. It is to honour his talent, to hear his words and to allow the younger generation to discover him that we accepted this extraordinary collaboration, said Mark Watts, Alan Watts’ son.

PY1 in numbers

Imagined and created in Quebec, the PY1 pyramid was custom made par ScèneÉthique, a company based in Varennes.

  • Over 750 people have collaborated in the making of PY1
  • PY1 is assembled from over 10,000 parts
  • PY1 is composed of 500,000 lbs of equipment, mostly steel and concrete
  • The pyramid is over 80 feet high, the equivalent of 8 stories. Its dimensions respect the rules of sacred geometry and the mathematical principles used during the construction of the Egyptian pyramids.
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