News/Aug 28, 2013

For the first time in Montreal, Cirque Éloize’s latest show will be presented at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts

Montreal, August 27, 2013 – Cirkopolis, Cirque Éloize’s ninth production, is co-directed by Dave St-Pierre and Jeannot Painchaud. After travelling through Europe and Mexico during the past year, Cirkopolis initiates its North-American tour. It will be presented for the first time in Montreal, from November 13 to 24, at Théâtre Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts.

Combining the worlds of circus, dance and theatre, this new show by Cirque Éloize features twelve acrobats and multidisciplinary artists who rebel against monotony, reinvent themselves and challenge the limits of the factory-city, Cirkopolis. Performing within an inventive stage design, and accompanied by an original musical score and video projections, they live in a world where fantasy defies reality—the veil of anonymity and solitude is lifted and replaced by bursts of colour.

Cirkopolis was imagined as a crossroads—between imagination and reality, between individuality and community, between limits and possibilities. The show is driven by the poetic impulse of life, the physical prowess of the circus and its humour, at once serious and light-hearted that entail our emancipation and freedom. Entering Cirkopolis is all about letting go and allowing yourself to be borne aloft by hope”, explains Cirque Éloize Artistic Director and Co-Director of Cirkopolis Jeannot Painchaud.

Robert Massicotte’s stage design plunges the audience in a simple yet fanciful sculptural universe. In this stern and imposing city, giant gears and dark portals symbolize a mechanism that crushes individuality. As Cirkopolis unfolds, Cirque Éloize’s twelve performers defy this encircling gloom and magically overcome routine through audacity, fantasy, music and humour.



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