The Company was founded in 2013 through the efforts of Vincent Dubé, president and general manager. It came to life at research and creativity sessions in 2012 and 2013 involving jugglers and acrobats Raphaël Dubé and Yohann Trépanier, as well as percussionist Fred Lebrasseur under the artistic direction of Vincent Dubé.
The creative process evolved into a public performance on February 15, 2013, that went beyond all expectations. A new Company with its own artistic imprint and identity was born! In the summer of 2013, the acrobatic duo of Maxim Laurin and Ugo Dario joined the team. The premiere of the Company’s first production is scheduled for May 21, 2015, at the Théâtre de la Bordée in Quebec City.
Machine de Cirque is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to gather various players in the art world and technology field to produce circus shows. The organization relies on the excellence of its productions and the professional development of its members and employees.
It promotes the exchange of ideas and cooperation with other cultural organizations in the Quebec City area to develop local talent and create local and regional expertise in the field. It promotes visits by international specialists to the region where resources can be shared with the local cultural community.
Machine de cirque is aiming for the world stage and through its productions, strives to become an exemplary ambassador for Quebec circus art around the world.
As an international circus performer and a trained engineer, Vincent is a jack of all trades. He just loves multi-disciplinary projects. He is also interested in using day-to-day items as circus-act props and vice versa. Always eager to learn, each project becomes a new opportunity to learn.
Yohann has used his creative, entrepreneurial and human spirit to create great projects. In addition to performing on many stages around the world, his duo has collected 40 million views on the internet. This incredible achievement is matched by his pride in having been a designer for Cirque du Soleil, but mostly for earning a living following his passion.
A multidisciplinary circus performer who came from the École de cirque de Québec and the École Nationale de cirque de Montréal, Raphaël was a huge success on the world stage as part of the “Les Beaux Frères” duo, especially with juggling, acrobatics and comedy. Versatility, imagination and innovation are the keys to his success.
As a teeter-totter acrobat, Ugo is always open and available to acrobatic collective acts. Linking dance and play in a performance are crucial for him. Far from being satisfied simply with gymnastics, he loves to expand on a basic technique to give it a personal touch – to give it life and experience it.
From the tender age of 1, acrobatics, dance, theater, and aerial performance were part of his daily life. Always eager to innovate, he created with his partner Ugo, two teeter-totter acts that each one the gold medal at the prestigious Paris Le Festival de Cirque de Demain and Switzerland’s Youngstage festivals.
A self-taught percussionist and multidisciplinary artist from Quebec. Fred has composed, directed and improvised with many bands and countless musical styles since 1991. As a composer for theater (with Robert Lepage), puppet shows, animated movies (NFB), visual arts, and dance, he has performed in over 25 countries.