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The curtain falls. The theatre is plunged into darkness. Only a single light watches guard: the “Ghost Light.” The ghosts that inhabit the space are drawn toward the ghost light. As they recall the energy of a past life, they push each other around, push each other away, enjoy themselves, tear each other apart, only to fall into an embrace once again.
“Ghost Light: Between Fall and Flight” makes visible what is invisible. After ten years of working together on stages all over the world, Maxim Laurin and Ugo Dario lead us into a captivating performance that features a blend of stunning acrobatic feats, choreography, ghostly lights and upbeat music.
A reflection of the journey of a partnership, the teeterboard propels Max & Ugo toward each other in the euphoria of flight, the levity of weightlessness, and the fatality of the inevitable fall.
Let yourself be moved by this story that touches the spirit beyond mere mortal words.
Production: Machine de Cirque
Co-authors, co-stage directors and performers: Maxim Laurin & Ugo Dario
Lead artistic advisor: Nico Lagarde
Musician and composer: Félix Boisvert
Musician: Jérôme Guilleaume
Artistic director: Vincent Dubé
Lighting designer: Bruno Matte
Costume designer: Camille Thibault-Bédard
Artistic advisors: Brigitte Poupart, Harold Rhéaume, Shana Caroll & Howard Richard
Stage design: Maxim Laurin & Ugo Dario
Technical directors: Patrick Paquet & Antoine Protat
Technical direction and Lights on tour: Gabrielle Bérubé Forest
Machine de Cirque would like to give special thanks to Claire Gras, Raphaël Dubé, André St-Jean, Marcel Hubner, Janie Lavoie, Julie Lévesque, Géraldine Rondeau, Ariane Bilodeau, the Centre de recherche, d'innovation et de transfert en arts du cirque, Cirque Kalabante Productions as well as the members of its board of directors for its invaluable support.
The company would also like to thank its partners that hosted the show during its creation residence: la TOHU (Montréal, Canada), ArtsEmerson (Boston, United States), La Brèche, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Normandie (Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France) and le Diamant (Québec, Canada).
These two artists have been working together for 12 years. They have pushed themselves to the outer edges of their discipline and shown remarkable tenacity. [Translation]Journal de Québec (Canada), 2020
They have created an intimate show, where light battles darkness. A disarming display of virtuosity in the service of their history as acrobats. [Translation]Les Trois coups (France), 2020