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26 Jul 2013

British premiere of Timber : a Cirque Alfonse creation

Cirque Alfonse uses a panoply of instruments straight out of the family barn (photo ©Cirque Alphonse).

Québec troupe Cirque Alfonse is presenting the grand British premiere of its show Timber in London at the Festival of Neighbourhood with MasterCard. The show runs through July 31.

The performances are an initiative of the Southbank Centre in partnership with the Québec Government Office in London.

Cirque Alfonse was founded by the Carabinier-Lépine family from Lanaudière and boasts an art that is at once local and universal. With its non-stop music, wonderfully festive atmosphere and spectacular acts, Cirque Alfonse succeeds in creating a unique bond with audiences.

Québec folklore and contemporary circus

This lively and colourful show where Québec folklore becomes a springboard for the creativity of a multidisciplinary contemporary circus transports spectators to the festive atmosphere of lumber camps via line dancing, a bungee jumping grandfather, twirling axes, a log driver’s pole that serves as a Chinese pole and a panoply of instruments straight out of the family barn.

The daredevil troupe spans three generations of the same Québec family. Their photos of have appeared around the world in such dailies as Le Monde, the New York Post and the Los Angeles Times. They will be touring Europe, Asia and the U.S. until February 2014.

The mandate of the Cultural Services at the Québec Government Office in London is to develop the local demand for Québec cultural products by taking part in activities involving product placement, networking, partnerships, sales and marketing.

Québec Government Office in London
Cirque Alfonse
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