Events/Aug 23, 2019

Festival de Cirque des Îles

From July 18th to 22nd, 2019, the first edition of the Festival de Cirque des Îles was held. This new festival, whose mission is to promote circus arts in the Magdalen Islands, was created thanks to the collaboration of its 7 founding members, including Gilles Sainte-Croix, artistic advisor and founding member of Cirque du Soleil, and Jeannot Painchaud, president, chief creative officer and co-founder of Cirque Éloize.

To launch the festivities, Cirque Éloize had the honour of presenting its show SALOON to festival-goers under the big top in Cap-aux-Meules, during the opening night of this major new circus event. The company presented a total of six performances, including an additional one that was added on Sunday afternoon, July 21st. The students of the École de Cirque des Îles brilliantly performed the first part of the show every evening to welcome the audience.

A first edition of this new festival that has delighted young and old alike, and which promises to return next summer!

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of Andreas De Ryck

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