Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis

With Cirkopolis, Cirque Éloize presents a show that combines the worlds of circus, dance and theatre. In the heart of a stern and imposing city in appearance, giant gears and dark portals symbolize a mechanism that crushes individuality.

Performing within an inventive stage design and accompanied by an original musical score and video projections, twelve acrobats and multidisciplinary artists rebel against monotony, reinvent themselves and challenge the limits of the factory-city. In a world where fantasy provokes reality, the veil of anonymity and solitude is lifted and replaced by bursts of color.

Cirkopolis unfolds scene by scene like an elemental universe, with sculptural imagery: jugglers brave the space, a contortionist is lifted by her companions in a surge of inspiration, aerial artists defy the height of the skyscrapers.

Experiencing Cirkopolis is also stepping into the dance of the Cyr wheel, surrendering to the virtuosity of the diabolo, dreading the audacity of the German wheel and discovering the candour of man who dreams only of dancing.

“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 the humour, at once serious and light-hearted. Entering Cirkopolis is all about letting go and allowing yourself to be borne aloft by hope,” explained Jeannot Painchaud, creative director of Cirque Éloize and co-director of Cirkopolis.

THE PERFORMERS

Please note a strobe light is used during the performance.

All AgesRunning Time
80 min no intermission
Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 7:00 pm
Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis Thursday, August 8, 2013, 7:00 pm
Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis Friday, August 9, 2013, 8:00 pm
Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis Saturday, August 10, 2013, 8:00 pm
Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis Sunday, August 11, 2013, 2:00 pm
Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 7:00 pm
Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:00 pm
Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis Saturday, August 17, 2013, 2:00 pm
Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis Sunday, August 18, 2013, 2:00 pm
Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 7:00 pm
Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis Thursday, August 22, 2013, 7:00 pm
Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis Friday, August 23, 2013, 8:00 pm
Cirque Éloize - Cirkopolis Saturday, August 24, 2013, 2:00 pm
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