Inspired by the village church that was once the gathering place of the small Quebec community where they grew up, the Cirque Alfonse has created their newest production, »Tabarnak«. Having the feel of something like a rock-musical, this is an invitation to come together, a celebration of Heaven and Hell and everything in between, a fiesta of circus, music and reaching for the sky … all in the inimitable style of Cirque Alfonse.
Starting with the Quebecois expletive »Tabarnak«, that was once a rebellious cry against authority and is now a rather banal expression of pain, anger or astonishment, Cirque Alfonse gives us its own take on the sacred and the profane and serves up its own unbridled ‘’high mass’’. From the basement to the nave, from the altar to the choir, Cirque Alfonse, inspired by its roots and stirring up memories of the past as only this troupe can do, gives a fresh take on such a highly symbolic place and gives it a more up-to-date feel!
Date: 28. Nov. – 22. Dec.
Duration: 80 min.
Artist talks: 12. + 19. Dec. after the show
from age 6
Directed by: Alain Francoeur Original music composed by: David Simard Lighting design: Nicolas Descôteaux Set design: Francis Farley Costumes: Sarah Balleux Artistic directors: Antoine & Julie Carabinier Lépine Technical directors: Hugo Hamel and Nicolas Descôteaux Creative support: Alain Carabinier and Louise Lépine Set construction: Alain Carabinier and Sylvain Lafrenière Acrobatic swing design: Renaud Blais
Acrobats: Antoine Carabinier Lépine, Julie Carabinier Lépine, Jonathan Casaubon, Jean-Philippe Cuerrier, Genevieve Morin, Nikolas Pulka
Musicians: Josianne Laporte, David Simard, Guillaume Turcotte