Machine de Cirque invaded the Baie de Beauport (Québec, Canada) in August 2020 to create an original walk-through circus inspired by the St. Lawrence River.

FLEUVE explores the many aspects of the majestic waterway: nutritive fishing; the anchor port; the beacon in the night; the epic ice canoe crossings; underwater shipwreck exploration; and – last but not least – the great queen of the St. Lawrence, as colossal as she is fragile: the whale!

5 original stations, 16 talented circus artists and 50 immersive minutes: this COVID-safe guided tour was held in August 2020.

Artistic direction: Vincent Dubé

Stage direction: Olivier Lépine

Performers: Maude Arseneault, Pauline Bonanni, Mathieu Cloutier, Gaël Della Valle, Raphaël Dubé, Frédérique Hamel, Connor Houlihan, Claire Hopson, Guillaume Larouche, Maxim Laurin, Myriam Lessard, Antoine Morin, William Poliquin-Simms, Adam Strom, Camille Tremblay and Yohann Trépanier.

Musical design: Frédéric Lebrasseur

Original music: Frédéric Lebrasseur

Additional music: Frédéric Chopin [Étude no 2 en La bémol majeur (Trois études nouvelles) & Prélude en Ré mineur opus 28 no 24]

Lighting design: Bruno Matte

Stage design: Julie Levesque and Nathalie Simard

Costumes: Sébastien Dionne and Émilie Potvin

Technical direction: Patrick Paquet, Patrice Guertin and Mathieu Hudon

Production: Sonia Montminy

FLEUVE was presented with the support of the following partners:

  • Gouvernement du Québec
  • Ville de Québec
  • Baie de Beauport
  • Port de Québec
  • École de cirque de Québec
  • WKND radio 91.9


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