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La Galerie Promo
2023/2024 Tour Dates
Feb 1 - Feb 24, 2024
March - April, 2024
Machine de Cirque
April 3, 2024
Université de Sherbrooke Cultural Centre
April 9, 2024
Maison de arts Desjardins
April 12, 2024
Orleans Francophonie Involvement Movement
April 13, 2024
|The Assumption, Canada
April 20, 2024
Sun & Mon,
April 28 & 29, 2024
May 5, 2024
Penn Live Arts
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“Immensely gifted performers… and spectacular routines.”
– Boston Globe
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“This show will make you stand up and cheer for humanity.”
– WGBH Boston
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“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
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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!
Seven zany acrobats and one electrifying musician take in a monochrome exhibit. With a creative spark, they set off an explosion of color – and a lot of popcorn. In mocking defiance of convention, these wacky and endearing characters eagerly explore the exhibition inside out. Dizzying feats, astonishing discoveries, poetic liberties, and a serious dose of silly good fun come together to fuel this ode to creativity. ART WINS! This 70-minute performance, great for all ages, features breathtaking Russian bar, teeterboard, hand-to-hand, juggling, and high-flying acrobatic acts. Premiered at the Montreal Cirque Festival in 2019, La Galerie has toured throughout Europe with a season in the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. It received its US premiere at the Spoleto Festival in June, 2022.
Alone in his workshop, a labourer is hard at work to divert everyday objects from their primary function. His exploration efforts take him on a quest to find balance between productivity and creativity. But is he really alone in the workshop ? The presence of two beings who represent different facets of his personality appear in the form of versatile musicians and become faithful accomplices. Throughout the show, space and objects undergo transformation. At the heart of this world of artifacts are wheels, a hat conveyor, a lamp post, a ladder and a bicycle. As he calls into question his view of the world, the labourer relearns the laws of physics by constantly shifting between taking and losing control. Object theatre, physical engagement and inventive diversions are the essence of Robot in , a production that breaks loose from the spectacular by sublimating the creativity of the artists on stage.
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Award-winning, Guinness Book world record holder Maxim Laurin performs a spectacular duet with Guillaume Larouche on a spinning teeter board that will bring you into the elusive world between fall and flight. Ghost Light: between fall & flight takes a deep look into the synergy of two highly skilled performers while the teeterboard propels them toward each other in the euphoria of flight, accompanied by the levity of weightlessness and the fatality of the inevitable fall. A reflection of the journey of a partnership, Ghost Light features a blend of breathtaking acrobatic feats, poignant choreography, and a saturated lighting design. One-hour in length, Ghost Light premiered in fall, 2020 in France. It received its North American premiere at Tohu in Montreal in November, 2021.
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.