MONTREAL, March 13, 2019 – Lune Rouge Entertainment, a Montreal company created by Guy Laliberté, is happy to announce the support of two major sponsors, Accenture and TELUS. The two companies will act as presenting sponsors for PY1, a pyramid-shaped traveling venue dedicated to the presentation of collective immersive experiences.
Montrealers and those who visit the city throughout the summer will be the first to have access to this original concept. Starting June 2019, PY1 will present Through the Echoes, the first immersive show designed specifically to be presented in the pyramid.
“Lune Rouge Entertainment, Accenture and TELUS share a passion for innovation, culture and community,” said Stéphane Mongeau, CEO of Lune Rouge Entertainment. “Their commitment to the community makes them a perfect fit as presenting sponsors of Through the Echoes, which uses innovative technologies, while also presenting a commentary on how it shapes our world.”
“At Accenture, we reinvent tomorrow, starting today,” said Madeleine Chenette, office managing director for Accenture in Quebec. “In a world where innovation and disruption come from unexpected sources, we are happy to team with Lune Rouge Entertainment to nurture our local community, reinvent entertainment and provide a platform for the best of Quebec to continue to shine on the international stage.”
“TELUS is proud to put the power of its award-winning network at the service of local creative talent as they explore the relationship between people and technology,” said François Gratton, Group President and Chair, TELUS Quebec. “What a privilege for Montreal to be home to this world premiere. The show reflects the innovative spirit for which the city is known around the world. On behalf of the 6,000 TELUS team members in Quebec, I wish PY1 success as it travels around the globe to offer the public unique moments of human connection,” he added.
PY1 is an entirely new entertainment concept, offering a multi-sensory experience and representing the first traveling venue by Lune Rouge Entertainment. With its iconic shape, the giant pyramid is a unique playground for multimedia experiences. It will allow homegrown digital creators to fully leverage the power of technology. PY1 will hit the road in the fall, taking Montreal creators’ ingenuity first to Miami, and then to other major cities around the world.
Watch this behind the scenes episode on the making of Through the Echoes, the first immersive show to be presented at the PY1 pyramid: Click here
About Lune Rouge Entertainment
Lune Rouge Entertainment rallies industry experts and seasoned artists around innovative tech and artistic projects. It develops highly immersive entertainment experiences and explores new creative horizons through projects in Quebec and abroad. Lune Rouge Entertainment creates joint, innovative works using a mix of talents, cultures, theatrical techniques, and technologies. Lune Rouge Entertainment is an entity of the Montreal company, Lune Rouge.
Accenture (ACN: NYSE) is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies, with $14.4 billion of annual revenue and 13.4 million subscriber connections, including 9.2 million wireless subscribers, 1.9 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.2 million residential network access lines and 1.1 million TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment, video and home and business security. TELUS is also Canada's largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers business process solutions around the globe.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $650 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.21 million days of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by President and CEO Darren Entwistle, TELUS’ 13 Canadian community boards and five International boards have led the Company’s support of grassroots charities and have contributed $72 million in support of 7,000 local charitable projects, enriching the lives of more than 2 million children and youth, annually. TELUS was honored to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com