Kirkland Performance Center presents...
Timber! A Production of Cirque Alfonse
- Friday, April 22, 2016 – 8:00PM
- Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 3:00PM, 8:00PM
- Sunday, April 24, 2016 – 3:00PM
- Adult: $40
- Youth: $35
You can almost smell the fresh-cut pine logs and the sweat of lumberjacks as you watch them jiving to a traditional folk soundtrack. The young circus troupe hails from a small town called Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez and they have clearly drawn upon their country roots to find inspiration and energy for this unique creative project. Timber!, is clearly off the beaten track. The show’s creators designed unusual acrobatic apparatus inspired directly from the forestry resources available on their real-life family farm. The experience feels and smells authentic. The artists perform incredible feats of aerial acrobatics that are directly inspired by the natural raw materials of the forest and the equipment used on the farm. The atmosphere is hyper-festive. The talented acrobats and musicians create a colorful, energetic scene where we can witness epic feats of agility and strength, inspired by the exploits of the first North-American lumberjacks, loggers and farmers.
Cirque Alfonse is a young circus company from Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez in the province of Quebec, established in 2005. Its founding members have all worked with some of the most renowned “nouveau cirque” companies around the world. This young company is comprised of a team of professional acrobats graduated from the École nationale de cirque de Montréal, as well as a professional dancer, an ex-skiing champion and three talented and versatile musicians. This brave and creative group of young performers is blazing a creative path that no one has yet dared to explore, blending the arts and techniques of the circus and infusing them with the most picturesque facets of traditional Quebec folklore.
The story starts in 2005 when the Cirque Alfonse project is created and first takes shape. In 2006, the company launches its first showLa Brunante. The show is of short duration but it serves as a very successful first experience. It will later become the foundation forTimber! After La Brunante, the members of the company each pursue their own solo careers with Montreal’s Les 7 doigts de la main, the Cirque du Soleil, Cirkus Cirkör of Sweden, the Cirque Starlight of Switzerland and the Montreal dance company Bouge delà, before starting work in 2010 on their second creative project, a new show called Timber!
Genre Tags: Circus, Cirque, Contemporary Folk, Dance, Family Entertainment, Folk, Traditional Folk