Cirque Éloize celebrates its 30th anniversary with great fanfare

Cirque Éloize celebrates its 30th anniversary with great fanfare

The show “The Magic Hour”, presented in 2017 by Cirque Éloize.

Cirque Éloize celebrates its 30th anniversary today by announcing a host of new projects: an international tour, a collaboration with the Planetarium, the launch of a podcast, a new performance hall and more.

Let's break down what's to come for this Quebec company, a pioneer of contemporary circus.

A show that travels

The Circus Éloize celebrates its 30th anniversary with great fanfare

Photo: Cirque Éloize

First of all, the show Entre ciel et mer< /em>, which had a first series of sold-out performances in the summer of 2022, will be back in a brand new version from July 12 to August 13, 2023 at La Seine, this new Cirque Éloize performance hall in Havre-Aubert, in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, the place of origin of the company's president, Jonathan Painchaud.

The Madelinot spirit is at the heart of this show carried by the storyteller Cédric Landry as well as by the Completely rearranged live music from local band Suroît.

Following its series on the Islands, the show will take to Quebec all fall, for more than 100 performances in 16 cities across the province, including stops at Place des Arts in Montreal from November 16 to November 18, 2023. It will then fly to France, Belgium and Switzerland, where it will be presented in around twenty cities during the winter of 2024.

Conferences with an icon

During the summer, La Seine à Havre-Aubert will also offer six conferences with Mario Cyr, Madelinot diver and international reference in the world of film production and wildlife documentaries. The dates of these conferences: July 17 and 18, then August 17, 18, 21 and 22.

A collaboration with the Planetarium

Cirque Éloize celebrates its 30th anniversary with great fanfare

Photo: Cirque Éloize

After doing – with Mario Cyr, precisely – an immersive exhibition under the ice of the Arctic, Cirque Éloize is diving back into the realm of immersion for a new exhibition entitledRouge 2100, which will be presented at the Montreal Planetarium.

Rouge 2100 will offer a voyage of discovery of the planet Mars; an immersive and poetic experience on human curiosity and its deep need to explore,” said Olivier Hernandez, director of the Montreal Planetarium, in a press release.

A historic podcast

On May 17, Cirque Éloize will launch its first podcast, Bon voyage, on the Radio-Canada OHdio platform with the participation of playwright Michel Marc Bouchard and historian Martin Landry.

The four-episode podcast “offers an immersion in Montreal in 1885 around the Dalhousie station, the historic building where the company's creative studios are currently located, in heart of Old Montreal,” we learned in a press release.

The first episode will be a fiction written by Michel Marc Bouchard. The following three will be of historical type, and signed by Martin Landry.

Cirque Éloize celebrates its 30th anniversary with great fanfare

Photo: Cirque Éloize

Immersive spaces

Cirque Éloize's spaces in Montreal will be animated by a new multimedia project, Projection 360. It will make it possible to implement diverse and tailor-made artistic themes, “creating a totally immersive and unique environment in Montreal”.

A mystery project

Finally, Cirque Éloize has also joined forces with the Montreal completely circus festival to create a mystery project. We promise to reveal more details next May.

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