La Galerie Promo
Machine de Cirque Promo
2020/2021 Tour Dates
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“Immensely gifted performers… and spectacular routines.”
– Boston Globe
“This show will make you stand up and cheer for humanity”
– WGBH Boston
“Rarely is there an ensemble that can so stunningly give a nod to tradition before blowing it off for something more inventive.”
-Lucy Gellman, New Haven Independent
Poetic and humorous… the five guys in Machine de Cirque have everything to please. Only one problem: they’re alone in the world. Their quest: to contact other survivors with the help of a strange machine. Will they succeed? Who knows? They easily let themselves get distracted by their flights of fantasy and share a special talent for getting themselves into perilous situations. It’s only natural! How could they survive otherwise in this universe devoid of women and computers?
Reckless, touching and comical, these five wacky characters share a contagious bond. They masterfully handle a teeterboard, juggling clubs, a drum kit and even a bath towel!
It’s time for a fancy night out at the art gallery! Chin up, formalwear, champagne flutes in hand, and classical music playing softly in the background surround you. Before your very eyes, the suits and dresses change colors, and paint brushes replace the champagne flutes. Chins are lowered and your eyes sparkle. You have now become part of the artwork!
“La Galerie” is a contemporary circus show that immerses the audience in a fleeting canvas – it is where the boundaries between what is art and what is not become blurred.
Under the leadership of stage director Olivier Lépine and produced by the celebrated Quebec-based Machine de Cirque, La Galerie features seven world-class circus artists and one multi-instrumentalist. In a 80-minute performance, they pull out all the stops to thrill audiences with Russian bar, teeterboard, hand-to-hand, juggling, and high-flying acrobatic acts.
Boasting performers from Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, and Les Sept Doigts, Machine de Cirque was created by juggler/acrobats Raphaël Dubé and Yohann Trépanier, along with percussionist Fred Lebrasseur, under the artistic direction of Vincent Dubé. Guinness World Record holders for the most consecutive back flips on a teeter board as a team of two, Maxim Laurin and Ugo Dario joined the team and Machine de Cirque was premiered in May, 2015 in Quebec City.
Poetic and humorous, the five guys of Machine de Cirque really know how to please. The only problem is they think they are all alone in the world. Their mission is to find others with the use of a strange machine. Will they do it? It is far from certain! They are easily distracted by their silly games and have a definite talent for putting themselves in perilous situations. Courageous, touching and funny, these five crazy characters are full a contagious spirit they can’t wait to share with you. They masterfully handle the teeterboard, juggling clubs, drums, and even bath towels! Machine de Cirque will dazzle you with its stunning feats.
Based in Quebec City, Machine de Cirque’s show premiered in the US at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in 2016. It was presented for two sold-out weeks by Arts Emerson in September, 2016 in Boston. This season, the company will be presented throughout the US and CANADA. Great for all ages as well for date nights, Machine de Cirque runs 90 minutes in length, no intermission. 60-minute student shows are available, as are two-show days.
Here’s the Guinness World Record footage
As an international circus performer and trained engineer, Vincent is a jack of all trades. He loves multi-disciplinary projects, and is interested in using day-to-day items as circus-act props, and vice versa. Always eager to learn, each project becomes an opportunity to learn.