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Cirque Alfonse: Timber!

October 23, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

You can almost smell the fresh-cut pine logs and the sweat of lumberjacks as you watch them jiving to a traditional folk soundtrack. The young circus troupe hails from a small town called Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez and they have clearly drawn upon their country roots to find inspiration and energy for this unique creative project. Timber !, is clearly off the beaten track. The show’s creators designed unusual acrobatic apparatus inspired directly from the forestry resources available on their real-life family farm. The experience feels and smells authentic. The artists perform incredible feats of aerial acrobatics that are directly inspired by the natural raw materials of the forest and the equipment used on the farm. The atmosphere is hyper-festive. The talented acrobats and musicians create a colourful, energetic scene where we can witness epic feats of agility and strength, inspired by the exploits of the first North-American lumberjacks, loggers and farmers.

The action is set in a lumber-camp,where there is merriment and mischief on an outhouse and the company juggle and chop vegetables at high speed for the family stew pot. Beards, muscles, checked lumberjack shirts and long-johns abound, and staying true to their roots, the axes, saws and knives used in the show are genuine and sharpened and the cast don’t wear steel toe capped boots or any protection other than gloves. Taking authenticity to new heights, when Cirque Alfonse rehearsed in their unheated Québecois barn, they sawed wood as a warm-up to their rehearsals.
Purchase tickets here.

Cirque Alfonse: Timber!


October 23, 2015
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Emens Auditorium at Ball State University
1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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