Roger is engaged in innovation and interactive scenography, moving architecture for public spaces, entertainemnt and museums.
In addition to his one-of-a-kind scenographic design projects, Parent has worked on more than 5,000 shows in America, Europe and Asia as creative director, technical director to designer and producer. He has collaborated as executive producer to secure the Cirque du Soleil creative development and presence in Las Vegas for both Nouvelle Experience at the Mirage and Mystère currently at Treasure Island that set the pace for the unprecedented explosion of CDS signature. He was in charge of production for the USA tours of Alegrìa and Saltimbanco and opened the two first tours in Japan (Fascination and Saltimbanco). He headed as vice president of CDS the revolutionary production model that transformed CDS from a single touring show troupe to a multi show company present on several continents. He has since then worked with Robert Lepage, Guy Caron, Francois Confino, Antoni Miralda and many cutting edge cultural thinkers.
New partners enclude Tout-a-trac street performances and numerous projetcs in museology.Triggering a project on URBAN ANIMALS.
Interactive technology for the Metropolitan Opera in New York for the Ring, scenography for a Train, and interactive video for Mickael Jackson tour by Cirque du Soleil.
Board member of MUTEK.
An idea worth spreading
Meaningful entertaiment. New technologies applied to art. Nomad expression. Art as a tool to change biased perceptions of how others live.
I'm passionate about
Out of the box thinker, socially responsable and innovative.
Passionate about what makes life exiting and worth sharing; culture, food, nature and ideas. Lecturing about managing Creativity.
Talk to me about
Altruism, generosity, deeds that make a difference. Social entrepreneurs.
People don't know I'm good at
Join unrelated ideas together to form new perspectives on complex issues. Formating experiences into emotional art projects. Creating fertile territories for concepts to emerge.
My TED story
Giving lectures on how to manage creativity in organizations and to foster creativity in individuals. Applying scenography methods to carry meaning into urban fabric and transportation modes. Guest speaker at York University in Toronto, Carnegie Melon's Entertainment Technology Center in Pittsburg, and Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Montréal.