We have reached our first goal! Thank you to all our supporters!
But, the campaign continues!!! We still have a few days to reach our STRETCH-GOAL of 17 000$. This will enable us to buy a big coton cyclo, with which we can cover the entire stage in white for our final tableau. An image you do not want to miss!!! :-)
On March 12 2016, Cirque Les Improbables will present its first circus show: fen[^]tre. We are in our final stage of production. The creation of the show is almost done, but we are missing our scenography and its essential elements to complete this project.
Cirque Les Improbables is a collective composed of Josianne Levasseur, Anouk Vallée-Charest, Jonathan Brochu and Mirko Trierenberg. Four circus artists with each more than 15 years of experience, performing around the world for notable circus companies, such as: Cirque du Soleil, Dragone, Cirque Éloize and many more. Each artist has several specialities that differ from each other, but that are also complementary to one another. Therewith forming a group that is……..improbable.
For the past 2 years, we have combined our strengths and our desires to create something unique and personal. A show in which we can express our feelings about the world surrounding us. Through work and discussions, our ideas took form and after several research and creation periods, we arrived at the production-phase of our first circus show: fen[^]tre. The show was born from a myriad of inspirations: individualism, solitude, overconsumption, ... We want to address these contemporary themes that we regard as harmful to society, but also propose positive and constructive alternatives. Collaboration, human contact and compassion are important values to us. The following quote illustrates this vision.
Our goal was also to innovate by creating new circus apparatus. This is not easy in a field as well exploited as circus, but through a lot of research, three apparatus emerged in a poetic way: the dance-frame, the “frole” (from “frame” + “pole”) and the aerial window.
Our show is conceived for small and medium-sized theaters. It is intimate, close to the public and very theatrical.
Behind a multitude of windows, the show presents the isolated lives of four characters, each having his own share of difficulties with everyday life. One of them, having escaped from hospital, weaves the links between the tableaus, navigating between news-cast and reality with his portable radio. With cynic humor, the news stories alternate between current issues and the past of the protagonists: the woman who loves her beauty and luxury products because she cannot love herself as she is; the girl who feels so locked up inside herself that she jumps out of the window to fly away like a bird; the man who, having lost his loved ones, has to grant himself pardon and find a new meaning to his life; and the poet, who is searching to heal his wounds with words of love. Then comes the time when the characters have to help each other in order to break free from their antisocial behavior: a first contact…a window opens.
And so, through a succession of poetic and emotional moments, friendship is born. What follows is a collective liberation, represented by taking down the suspended windows and by reassembling them to form a mobile where each piece is indispensable to the fragile balance of this spinning piece of art. For the final tableau in the “aerial window”, the improbable group of characters, now become friends, help each other evolve and leave for new horizons.