Liz Vandal, Founder and designer

Liz Vandal began her illustrious career in 1988 as a self-taught fashion designer, bringing her creativity and originality to dance, circus, films and mega-events. She soon began collaborating with renowned choreographers and dance companies around the world, working with the likes of Marie Chouinard, Kevin O’Day, Margie Gillis, Paris Opera, and the Hong Kong Ballet.

As a specialist in costume design for extreme movements, Vandal also designed flamboyant and masterful costumes for Cirque du Soleil’s productions of OVO, Viaggio, Sonor, Cosmos, and Excentick.

Vandal explores multiple domains in show business, from producing costumes for The Backstreet Boys Black ‘n Blue Tour, to working with multi-national IGT in creating Avatar costumes which were approved by Jon Landau and 20th Century Fox.

After collaborating in many dance films and productions, Liz designed clothing for the feature film The Lathe of Heaven (Philip Haas) and Quebec’s La Turbulence des Fluides (Manon Briand).

As a design and innovation consultant, Liz offers services to French multinational company Oxylane (Decathlon), in the development of new and avant-garde sportswear.

One of her greatest career achievements was the creation of 3,000 costumes for the closing ceremony of the Baku 2015 European Games in Azerbaïjan.

Vandal’s on-going, 20 year long collaboration with Artistic director Septime Webre, continues to unfold with the new productions of The Wizard of Oz (Kansas City Ballet), Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland (Hong Kong Ballet). Vandal won the Award of Best Costume Design at the Hong Kong Dance Awards, and was also nominated at Les Benois de la Danse.

Liz Vandal
Credit: Stéphane Caron

Architect of the body in extreme movement, her costumes reach the ultimate goal: “Equilibrium between esthetics and technique”, as beautiful as it is functional.


Complete List of projects

DANCE

 
   
Back Street Boys Black & Blue World Tour
   
LaLaLa Human Steps Nouvelle Création (Édouard Lock)
  Amjad
  Amélia
  Exaucé/Salt
  2
  Infante, C’est destroy
   
Flak S (José Navas)
  Anatomies
  Adela me amor
  Perfume de Gardenias
  Sonata and…
  Abstraction
  One night only
  Bosquejo
  Luna Llena
   
Marie Chouinard Gymonpédies
  Le Nombre d’Or Live
  Orphée et Eurydice
  Orphée et Eurydce
  bOdy_rEMIX_Goldberg
  Chorale
  Étude no.1
  Le cri du Monde
  Des feux dans la nuit
  Le Sacre du Printemps
  Les 24 Préludes de Chopin
  Les Solos 1978-1998
   
Margie Gillis Thread – Filliature
  M Body 7
   
OVertigo Étude#3 Pour Cordes et Poulies (Ginette Laurin)
Hong Kong Ballet Alice in Wonderland (Septime Webre)
  Peter Pan
   
Royal Winnipeg Ballet Handmaid’s Tale (Lila York)
   
Kansas City Ballet Wizard of OZ (Septime Webre)
   
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal Étude (Édouard Lock)
  Slow Smoke (Kevin O’Day)
  Chez La Duchesse (Septime Webber)
   
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal Circle Song (Sean Hounsel)
  Entre-Deux (Dominique Dumais)
   
National Ballet of Canada One hundred words for snow (Dominique Dumais)
   
Alberta Ballet Sans détour (Dominique Dumais)
  Suite Dreams (Vladimir Angelov)
   
Ballet British Colombia A way inside (Dominique Dumais)
  Petrushka
   
Aspen Ballet Sans Détour (Dominique Dumais)
  (repeat)
  (reprise)
   
American Repertory Ballet A part between parts (Dominique Dumais)
   
Washington Ballet Sleepy Hollow
  Alice in Wonderland
  Oui/Non
  Rite of Spring (Trey McIntyre)
  Journey home Septime Webber
  Carmen
  Juanita y Alicia
  Carmina Burana
  Rite of Spring (Trey McIntyre)
   
Memphis Ballet Dracula (Hazel Sabbath-Gower)
   
Montréal-Danse Le ciel brûlant des heures (José Navas)
   
Kynesis Danse Society In the blink of an eye (Paras Terezakys)
   
Sinha Danse Loha (Roger Sinha)
   
Opéra de Paris AndréAuria (Édouard Lock)
   
Nationaltheater Mannhein Weather (Kevin ODay)
  Menschen wir Bumen nur Blumen
  Metamorphosen
  Tanz Ton Strom Ton Tanz
  Goldberg Variationen
  Blumen
  8 Gedichte für (Matilda Wesendonk)
  Eine Stunde Zehn
  Brandenburg Concertos
  Topographicalayers
  Goldberg Variations
  Collective Sonatas (Dominique Dumais)
  Petrushka (reprise)
   
Stuttgart Ballet Igor PoemsKevin ODay  
   
Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian Le Sacre du Printemps (Marie Chouinard)
   
Göteborgs Operan bOdy_rEMIX_Goldberg (Marie Chouinard)
  Le Sacre du Printemps
   
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo bOdy_rEMIX_Goldberg (Marie Chouinard)
   
Sao Paulo Companhia de Dança The Seasons (Édouard Lock)
Septime Webre The Wizard of OZ
   
Dominique Dumais The imprint of water
   
Dominique Porte HORS-JE
  Dévation
  Sept gouttes et des poussières
  Exit
   
Bill Coleman Banff Project
  Gros Morne Project Terre Neuve
  The Near Room
   
Nancy Leduc Seule sur un pouf
   
Benjamin Hatcher Razzia (Festival du Monde arabe)
   
École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec Seascape
  La boîte à joujoux Évènement OSM de Montréal
   
   
 

CIRCUS

 
Cirque du Soleil OVO
  Viaggio
  Sonor
  Cosmos
  Exentrick
   
Cirque Éloize CirKopolis
  Daphnis et Chloé : Montreal Orchestra Event Placer ICI
  Silencio Event in Paris Placer ICI
   
Les 7 doigts de la main Tryptique – Anne et Samuel
   
Kyle Driggs Jonglerie
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FILMS

 
   
L’équipe Spectra Amélia Edouard Lock
   
Studio Max Films La turbulence des fluides (Manon Briand)
   
A & E The Lathe of Heaven (Philip Haas)
   
Cinéquanon Films Élégie Bernar Hébert
  Esquisse du nouveau monde
  La nuit du déluge
  Le petit Musée Vélasquez
  Le collectionneur de gamme
  Sanctum Lisa Cochrane
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THEATER

 
   
Théâtre Au cœur de la forêt L’étrange songe d’une nuit d’été (John Strasberg)
   
Monument National (Man Inc.) Jacques Languirand
   
Théâtre de Quat-Sous Les fleuves Profonds (José Navas)
   
Tango Libre Vies Privées (Louise Boisvert)
   
Vieux-Port de Montréal Pied de Poule (Marc Drouin)
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OPERA

 
   
Chants Libres Alternate Vision (Pauline Vaillancourt)
  L’Archange
  LuLu Le Chant souterrain (Wajdi Mouad)
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MULTIMEDIA

 
   
Pixel System inc Le Pixman (Daniel Langlois)
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WORLD MUSIC

Émeline Michel
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ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

 
   
Insectarium de Montréal Papillons en Liberté 2013
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UNIFORMS

 
   
Palais des Congrès Développement d’accessoires pour l’uniforme corporatif
   
Insectarium of Montréal Papillons en Liberté 2013
  Papillons en Liberté 2014
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COACHING / CONFERENCES

 
   
Oxylane – Décathlon France Cie Tribord (Hendaye, France)
  Creativity & Innovation ( Lille, France)
  Domyos Company (Lille , France)
   
Groupe Desjardins Conference
  Creative Workshop
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EVENTS

 
   
International Game Technology Avatar
  Quartermania Global Gaming Expo
   
Fivecurrents Baku 2015 European Games (Azerbaïjan)
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AWARDS

 
   
Benois de la Danse Nomination for Best Costume Design Alice in Wondeland
   
Hong Kong Dance Awards Best Costume Design Alice in Wonderland
   
Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain Best costume Cyr Wheel
   
Metro DC Dance Award Excellence in Costume Design Journey Home
   
Genies Award Nomination for Best Costumes Night of the flood
   
INCA fund raising 1st Prize for a live création Carnaval de Venise
   
INCA fund raising 1st Prize for a live creation Opera (Mrs. Butterfly )
   
Elle-Québec Award Jury Award for creation of Techno-dance dress
 

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