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Heart to heart: Yves Aucoin brings intimacy to the arena for Celine Dion

"Having all of you so close to me, to be in the round is so great," confesses pop superstar Celine Dion to a capacity audience at the Arrowhead Pond arena in Los Angeles, one foggy night last October. "This was both the first time that I designed the stage and our first time in the round together," explains Montreal-based production and lighting designer Yves Aucoin, who has been designing for Dion since 1989. Performed on a heart-shaped platform seen from all sides, the staging of the

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