FUSION events are built on boundless creativity. For founder Matt LeBlanc, every new business opportunity he takes on —whether it is a show, launching a charitable foundation, or teaching kids about art — how it will challenge him creatively is at the core of his thinking. If it isn’t challenging him, and he's not stepping out of the canvas, it’s not enough.
FUSION events are a blend of art, fashion, special effects, videos, story and performance, in a visually stunning presentation. It includes stunning handmade and hand-painted costumes and makeup, elaborate stage design, complex choreography, and a storyline that blends everything together into something big and bold. It also gives the opportunity for talented young artists from different performance genres to be recognized and appreciated on the big stage. Shows often have a cast of over 75 young artists on stage and a crew of 15 working behind the scenes on the production.
Since the first show in 2011, visual artist and entrepreneur Matt LeBlanc has created and developed six unique productions, which was presented during ten events in front of over 8,000 people in Moncton, Fredericton and Caraquet. The FUSION team has worked tirelessly at building the productions to where it is today. With over 30 key partners and suppliers from the business community, the concept is solid and ready for growth outside the region.
Artists and arts organizations are an important resource on our path to building stronger connections and stronger communities. We believe the arts and our events are a way to engage our communities and make them stronger as a whole.
Events produced by Les Productions FUSION are having a significant impact in the community where it’s taken place and beyond. The last show included over 75 young artists and most of them had never performed in a significant production or even on the biggest stage in town.
The productions are also having a significant economic impact on the region. Each show employs a variety of professionals (choreographers, lighting technicians, sound technicians, costume designers, makeup artists, carpenters, etc.) Guests at the shows have come as far as New York City and we consistently see people from other Maritime provinces travelling to the event, which is great for our local economy.
There is also a philanthropic side to FUSION events: every show supports local charities, with the help of silent and live auctions. This is an important part of the concept, as we feel that FUSION is very much a community production. LeBlanc also spends considerable time volunteering to teach art to kids in various schools. The students’ creations become an integral part of the next show. Since 2011, FUSION events have given over $150,000 to various charities and that number will continue to climb as the productions expands.