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: