Machine de cirque

Poetic and humorous… the five guys in Machine de Cirque have everything to please. Only one problem: they're alone in the world. Their quest: to contact other survivors with the help of a strange machine. Will they succeed? Who knows? They easily let themselves get distracted by their flights of fantasy and share a special talent for getting themselves into perilous situations. It's only natural! How could they survive otherwise in this universe devoid of women and computers?

Reckless, touching and comical, these five wacky characters share a contagious bond. They masterfully handle a teeterboard, juggling clubs, a drum kit and even a bath towel!

  • Desc.: MDC 6025

A Machine de Cirque Production

Director, co-writer and original idea: Vincent Dubé

Co-writers, co-directors: Yohann Trépanier, Raphaël Dubé, Maxim Laurin, Ugo Dario & Frédéric Lebrasseur

Music: Frédéric Lebrasseur

Artists: Raphaël Dubé, Maxim Laurin, Ugo Dario, Yohann Trépanier & Elias Larsson (role rotation with Yohann Trépanier)

Musician: Frederic Lebrasseur or Steve Hamel or Olivier Forest (one musician at a time)

Artistic advisors: Patrick Ouellet, Harold Rhéaume & Martin Genest

Scenography advisors: Josée Bergeron-Proulx, Julie Lévesque & Amélie Trépanier

Costume Designer: Sébastien Dionne

Lighting Designer: Bruno Matte

Sound Designer: René Talbot

Mechanical engineer : David St-Onge

Technical Direction: Patrice Guertin

A special thanks to Machine de Cirque’s board members for their constant involvement which made the creation of this show possible.

Public Partners:

  • Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Entente de développement culturel intervenue entre le gouvernement du Québec et la Ville de Québec

Photographers:

“A hectic number that takes your breath away, culminating in an “au revoir” salute amid the hoorays” [Translation]

Var Matin (France), 2019

“A succession of clever gags set against stunning acrobatics” [Translation]

M6 Téléjournal (France), 2019

The acrobats, musicians and comedians of the Canadian group “Machine de Cirque” give a unique musical and artistic performance full of charm and nostalgia” [Translation]

Dorfzeitung (Austria), 2018

“The Canadian group impresses not only with its fantastic acrobatics, but also with its sophisticated juggling acts, humour and great choreography” [Translation]

Meinbezirk (Austria), 2018

“Tears of laughter flow.” [Translation]

What I saw from the cheap seats (Austria), 2018

“A series of fascinating and spectacular circus acts.” [Translation]

Tiroler Tageszeitung (Austria), 2018

“Machine de Cirque blends art with comedy for an evening full of exquisite acrobatics, poetry and lively music.” [Translation]

DrehPunktKultur (Austria), 2018

“Machine de Cirque [...] is a ninety-minute show that goes by in the blink of an eye, with five performers who appear to be three times as many, in a multitude of inventive, musical, poetic, funny and clownish vignettes.” [Translation]

Huffpost (Canada), 2018

“Whether it be the adrenaline rush of watching daredevil acrobatics, outbursts of laughter at the comedy and mimes, or fascination with the machine/wreck and its countless ingenuities… This show is not to be missed.” [Translation]

Voir (Canada), 2018

“In a show with lots of oooh’s and ahhh’s some moments stand out as supremely spectacular.”

The Broadway Blog (USA), 2018
Owlspot Theater (Japan), 2018

“They perform their acts at a relentless pace that quickly takes over the entire audience, and they surprise us by reinventing all of the disciplines with humour and sensitivity. [Traduction]

Capavenir Vosges (France), 2018

“Daring, very daring. Kudos!” [Translation]

Nice matin (France), 2018

“Funny, and superbly done.” [Translation]

Le Télégramme (France), 2018

“After an hour and a half of thrills and laughs, a standing ovation. Amply deserved.” [Translation]

Ouest France (France), 2018

“As an added treat, the Québec circus company “Machine de Cirque,” whose humour and virtuosity was the smashing success in Budapest it was at the Nuits de Fourvière.” [Translation]

Le Figaro (France), 2017

“A furious mix of comedy, acrobatics and musical performance.” [Translation]

Salzburguer Nachtichten (Austria), 2017

“Machine de Cirque’s four artists and musician prove it is possible to seamlessly combine comedy and poetry. ” [Translation]

Kronen Zeitung Stmk (Austria), 2017

“The audience is fascinated and amused.” [Translation]

Wolfsburger Nachrichten (Germany), 2017

“[...] you’ll likely find yourself wearing a goofy smile as a quartet of high-spirited circus artists and one energetic percussionist team up to deliver an inspired performance of acrobatics and broad comedy.”

Boston Globe (USA), 2016

“A theatrical circus, [...] energetic, multidisciplinary, participative, where performances are pushed to the brink of perfection.” [Translation]

Diari de Terrassa (Spain), 2016

“This results in a show with an unequalled tone where the physical numbers, each with its own display of tremendous virtuosity, are deployed at a frantic pace, while leaving considerable space for esthetics and emotions.” [Translation]

Midi Libre (France), 2016
La Stampa (Italy), 2016

“A refreshing, lively and energetic show […]” [Translation]

Wesfälische Nachrichten (Germany), 2016

“This is intoxicatingly euphoric… There’s everything here: The great acrobatic feats, the comedy, the sincerity, and terrific music!”

WGBH News (USA), 2016

“A delightful act that the audience rewards with the enthusiasm it deserves.” [Translation]

Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), 2016

“Rarely is there an ensemble that can so stunningly give a nod to tradition before blowing it off for something more inventive.”

New Haven Independant (USA), 2015

CONTACT

REPRESENTATION, NORTH AMERICA**

Elsie Management
Laura Colby, Director
laurac@elsieman.org
www.elsieman.org
+1 718-797-4577
**Excluded the Province of Quebec, Canada Francophone areas, and Canadian-French-speaking territories

REPRESENTATION, QUEBEC

Summums communications
Yves Bellefleur
yves@summumcom.qc.ca
www.summumcom.qc.ca
+1 819-820-0236

REPRESENTATION, METROPOLITAIN FRANCE, SPAIN AND GERMANY

Temal Productions
contact@temalproductions.com
www.temalproductions.com
+33 141-58-51-51

REPRESENTATION, ITALY

Live Arts Management
Francesca Testa
francesca@livearts.eu
www.livearts.eu/it/
+39 335-768-9644

REPRESENTATION, SCANDINAVIA

Loco World
Åsa Edgren
asa.edgren@locoworld.se
www.locoworld.se/
+46 73-324-11-14

REPRESENTATION, CHINA

Arts-C
Fei Gao
flora_fg@hotmail.com
+1 514-235-8399

Wechat: fanhuajiumeng

REPRESENTATION, NETHERLANDS

Van Baasbank & Vos
info@baasbank-vos.nl
www.baasbank-vos.nl
+31 20 624 2631

Director of communications

Sophie Dubé
sophie.d@machinedecirque.com

Deputy General Manager

Carole Thibeault
carole.t@machinedecirque.com
+1 833-624-7783 #701

Sales Coordinator

Claire Thomas
claire.t@machinedecirque.com
+1 833-624-7783 #702

Production & tour coordinator

David Martel
david.m@machinedecirque.com
+1 833-624-7783 #704

Special events

Julie Lavergne
julie@machinedecirque.com
+1 418-455-7597

General inquiries

info@machinedecirque.com
+1 833-624-7783
+1 418-476-1725
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