Cirque Les Improbables : fen[^]tre

Help us complete the scenography of our first circus show! Goal: 15 000$ !

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02/21/2016
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$CAD16,893
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Cirque Les Improbables : fen[^]tre

We have reached our first goal! Thank you to all our supporters!

 

Butthe 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!!! :-)

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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Our show is conceived for small and medium-sized theaters. It is intimate, close to the public and very theatrical.

 

 

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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.

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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.

 

 

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Allocation of funds

Your contribution goes directly to paying our scenography; its design and the production of the different elements.

 

We have already established our scenographic needs. The plans for the majority have been made, but we are missing the money to pay many of those scenographic elements essential to the success of this authentic looking show.

 

This is why we need YOUR HELP !!!

 

 

Below, you can see the detailed costs of the scenography and of the whole project in two pie-charts:

 

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If you help us go BEYOND our first goal, we will add the following projects:

   

Stretch goal 1: 17 000$ - Will enable us to buy a big coton cyclo, with which we can cover the entire stage in white for our final tableau.

   

Stretch goal 2: 20 000 $ - Will enable us to buy our own wireless microphones. Most theaters do not own them and they are expensive to rent.

    

Stretch goal 3: 22 000 $ - Will enable us to buy our own multimedia module, with which we can control sound and light from one of our own computers.

 

 

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Choose your reward

For $CAD10

THANKS! - "No need for a perk, I just want to help!" Unless you ask to stay anonymous, we will thank you on our Facebook page.
  • Backers: 20

For $CAD14

THE POSTCARD - In addition to the word of thanks on our Facebook page, your name will appear on our web site AND we'll send you our company postcard!
  • Backers: 17

For $CAD24

THE PATCH - In addition to the previous perks, you will receive a patch of our company logo to iron or sew onto your favorite piece of clothing. (Does not include the beanie or the plastic head! :-)
  • Backers: 17

For $CAD34

I WANNA SEE! - In addition to the word of thanks on our Facebook page and website, you will receive a password to view the full version of our show online on Vimeo.
  • Backers: 18
  • Delivery July 2016

For $CAD48

THE T-SHIRT - In addition to the word of thanks on our Facebook page and website, you will receive a superior quality t-shirt with our company logo. Don't forget to mention size and man/woman. Add 12$ for international delivery.
  • Backers: 53

For $CAD54

ORIGINAL POETRY - You will receive one of the original poems from our show, written by us and carried by an origami bird. A unique and limited piece of our creation.
  • Backers: 10
  • Availability: 4/14

For $CAD64

AUTOGRAPH A PIECE OF SCENOGRAPHY !!! -You helped us finance it: have the privilege to autograph the back of a set piece. (In Montreal, date to be confirmed). PLUS, receive the word of thanks on our Facebook page and website, the postcard AND the patch!
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 62/64

For $CAD74

ORIGINAL SKETCH - You help us to realize them, so you receive one of the 4 original sketches of the costumes for the artists (Drawn and signed by our costume designer Danaëlle Lareau) or one of the 5 original set-design sketches (drawn and signed by our set-designer and visual artist Serge Belo). An authentic piece of creation! Only 9 available!
  • Backers: 5
  • Availability: 4/9

For $CAD75

DEDICATED VIDEO OF A JOKE #4 - A short video, dedicated to you or to your business. One or more artists will tell you an improbable joke. It will be posted on our Facebook page within two weeks after purchase.
  • Backers: 3
  • Availability: 11/14

For $CAD95

DEDICATED VIDEO OF A JOKE #5 - Last chance for a short video, dedicated to you or to your business. One or more artists will tell you an improbable joke. It will be posted on our Facebook page within two weeks after purchase.
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 22/24

For $CAD104

THE REHEARSAL - Share an afternoon of rehearsal with us in Montreal. Watch the director work with us and attend a small cue to cue. Exchange with the artists and have a beer with the team. Choice of date: the 4th, the 5th or the 9th of March 2016. PLUS, you will receive the word of thanks on our Facebook page and website, the postcard and the patch! Transport and lodging not included.
  • Backers: 10
  • Availability: 14/24

For $CAD124

SKYPE - Reserve a Skype meeting with the artist of your choice, to chat and to be thanked personally. PLUS, you will receive the postcard, the patch AND the t-shirt! Delivery: on appointment.
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 6/8

For $CAD174

PRIVATE CLASS - Take (or offer as a gift) a 1 hour circus class with an artist from the team. We'll take pictures with you and your coach. PLUS, receive our postcard, signed by all 4 artists. Choose from these disciplines: handstand, Cyr wheel, aerial silk, trapeze or hand to hand. Location: Montreal. Transport and lodging not included.
  • Backers: 3
  • Availability: 7/10

For $CAD304

BACKSTAGE VIP - We will reserve 2 privileged seats for you for our premiere March 12th 2016 at Maison de la culture Mercier in Montreal. Visit backstage and have a glass of Champagne with the artists after the show. PLUS, receive the word of thanks on our Facebook page and website, the postcard, the patch AND the t-shirt! Transport and lodging not included.
  • Backers: 7
  • Availability: 3/10

For $CAD504

FAMILY CIRCUS FUN - Unique opportunity, perfect gift! A 1,5 hour circus class for up to 10 persons (children and adults), lead by all 4 artists! 30min of aerial and 30min of hand to hand. We'll take pictures and you'll all receive our company postcard, signed by the artists. Location: Montreal. Transport and lodging not included.
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 2/4

For $CAD1,044

IMPROBABLE DINER - You are invited to eat with us at our place. The 4-service-diner will be prepared and served by the 4 artists! You can come accompanied by one person. PLUS, receive the word of thanks on our Facebook page and website, the postcard, the patch AND the t-shirt! Location: Montreal. Delivery: on appointment. Transport and lodging not included.
  • Backer: 1
  • Availability: 3/4

For $CAD1,444

THE CORPORATE ACT - Treat yourself to an exclusive circus act by one of the artists at your private or corporate event. Choose between Handbalancing, Aerial-Silk or Cyr-Wheel. Feasibility depending on the venue! Contact us for details.
  • Availability: 4/4

For $CAD2,444

THE WINDOW - The ultimate perk! The whole cast of the collective will come and clean your windows (max.12) at your home (Montreal and surrounding area) while drinking Sangria with you during a sunny spring day of 2016. Fun and laughter guaranteed! PLUS, receive 2 privileged seats for the premiere on March 12th, 2016, at Maison de la culture Mercier in Montreal, the word of thanks on our Facebook page and website, the postcard, the patch AND the t-shirt!
  • Availability: 3/3

For $CAD4,004

THE ARTWORK - Receive this work of art by Serge BELO (our set-designer), entitled "Maze Of Perplexity". 36" x 48" x 2", acrylic on filament. Named "favorite painting" in the Decormag magazine in 2013! (See: belostudio.com and facebook.com/serge.belo). PLUS, receive 2 privileged seats for the premiere on March 12th in Montreal, the word of thanks on the web, the postcard, the patch AND the t-shirt! (Delivery outside of Montreal NOT included!)
  • Availability: 1/1

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For $CAD25

DEDICATED VIDEO OF A JOKE #1 - A short video, dedicated to you or to your business. One or more artists will tell you an improbable joke. It will be published on Facebook within two weeks after purchase.
  • Backer: 1
  • Availability: 0/1

For $CAD35

DEDICATED VIDEO OF A JOKE #2 - A short video, dedicated to you or to your business. One or more artists will tell you an improbable joke. It will be posted on our Facebook page within two weeks after purchase.
  • Backers: 4
  • Availability: 0/4

For $CAD55

DEDICATED VIDEO OF A JOKE #3 - A short video, dedicated to you or to your business. One or more artists will tell you an improbable joke. It will be posted on our Facebook page within two weeks after purchase.
  • Backers: 7
  • Availability: 0/7

For $CAD154

PORTRAIT DRAWN BY BELO! - Send us a picture of yourself or the person of your choice, based on which Serge Belo, painter and visual artist (our set designer!) will skecth a portrait. Unique and exclusive! Only 3 available! Add 12$ for international delivery. For more information about the artist BELO: belostudio.com
  • Backers: 3
  • Availability: 0/3