Founded in 2013 under the initiative of Vincent Dubé, Raphaël Dubé, Yohann Trépanier, Ugo Dario, Maxim Laurin and Frédéric Lebrasseur, Machine de Cirque launched its very first production – the Company’s namesake show – in May 2015 to rave reviews by both audiences and critics alike. This maiden production, including its cabaret version, has been performed more than 700 times in Europe, Asia and North America. More than 300,000 spectators have attended this show and this number continues to grow.
Since then, four more shows have been added to Machine de Cirque’s roster of productions. In 2018, a travelling show titled Truck Stop: The Great Journey told the story of a group of zany campers as they embarked on a wild adventure across the North American continent. Then, in 2019, Machine de Cirque created a third production titled La Galerie, in which spectators were taken on a trip to the outer boundaries of art by means of a totally out-of-this-world exhibit where movements from white to colour and shifting sets created the most unexpected scenes. In summer 2020, despite the pandemic, the Company presented a walk-through circus show titled Fleuve at the Baie de Beauport (Québec). Most recently, in 2020, Ghost Light: Between Fall and Flight made its world debut at the prestigious Festival du cirque actuel CIRCA in Auch (France).
New productions are also currently on the drawing board. They are all based on the Company’s artistic signature, which skillfully blends the highest levels of contemporary circus with musical and theatrical performances, propelled by the collaborative spirit that drives Machine de Cirque.