THE FOUNDER

Gilles Leempoels

Gilles is the founder and the video director of studio SHEJI. As visual artist with a great appetite for cultures from different corners of the world, he has inspiring and designing various concepts for artistic projects and theatres based in Asia, America and Europe.

Gilles comes from Cinematology background. After completing his studies at the film school IAD « L’Institut des Arts de Diffusion », he took in 2008 a major step forward live entertainment by joining The Circus Featuring Britney Spears world tour in Los Angeles. He designed as CG artist contents played on the screens of the digital scenography.

Gilles loves to create immersive experiences where the video becomes the bridge between the dream and the reality. By using LED or video projection displays, the digital sceneries offer unlimited possibilities to enhance and virtually augment any kind of scenic performance.

For years, Gilles had worked for the world-renowned Director Franco Dragone (former Art Director of Cirque du Soleil) and his most talented team. Together, they had created marvelous art pieces such as the prestigious shows “The house of Dancing Water” and “Lido Paris Merveilles” based in Paris and Macau.

In 2021, after a successful collaboration during the creation of the show « L’Empereur de Jade » by Cirque Phenix, Gilles is the scenic video content conceptor of the international renowned show ERA 2 – Spirit of Shanghai.

ERA 2 SPIRIT OF SHANGHAI – Cirque Phenix – Shanghai Circus World

OTHER REFERENCES

  • MICROSOFT DIGITAL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE Opening Ceremony by The Planners DOHA
  • STARGET produced and directed by Luc Petit Creation BRUSSELS
  • EGAMES  Opening Ceremony by The Planners and The Cintamani Stone DOHA
  • VOXEL by Studio Sheji for the Bright Brussels Festival
  • PRINCESS ELISABETH STATION ANTARTICA – 3D visualisation for Détrois – International Polar Foundation
  • ODYSEO, THE CHEMISTRY OF DREAMS production and creation by Y Services BRUSSELS
  • STORY OF A FORT LEGACY OF A NATION production and creation by Franco Dragone ABU DHABI
  • THE HAN SHOW production and creation by Franco Dragone WUHAN
  • 1789 LES AMANTS DE LA BASTILLE directed by Giuliano Peparini – Production :  Dove Attia et Albert Cohen PARIS
  • FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 OPENING CEREMONY Prod: Team Spirit Artistic Director: D. Cornez Creative Producer F. Bollen LA LOUVIERE
    SOROLLA by the Ballet Nacional de Espana, Franco Dragone MADRID
  • TABOO directed by Franco Dragone, Saison 1,2 and 3 MACAU
  • Line Renaud Un Soir de Mai à l’Olympia directed by Franco Dragone PARIS
STORY OF A FORT – LEGACY OF A NATION – Franco Dragone