THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
"GEYSERS" by Samuel Tétreault
Created for a handbalancer-dancer, this piece goes beyond acrobatic virtuosity to explore an introspective approach and a reflection on the nature of balance. In an imaginary huit clos at the heart of our individual and collective unconscious, this solo questions our needs for control and stability and our desires for abandonment and freedom.
Left to himself, an individual regains consciousness within his spirit’s meanderings, looking for his bearings in the dark and cluttered space of forgotten memories, sad and happy thoughts, dreams, lies and truths. His balancing canes are his anchor points, parts of himself he must grab onto to find his way through the rubble.
While conversing with his own ego, he lets himself be carried away in dizzying excesses, regains controls, stops and gets carried away again. Between stillness and movement, he slowly clears out the shadows, frees himself from them and opens inner spaces to let in the light and dance with it. VISIT WEBSITE >
"RAVEN" by Still Hungry (Germany)
"RAVEN“ explores the meaning of "Rabenmütter", a German term, which has been synonymous with bad motherhood for centuries. Consciously using this term for reinterpretation, STILL HUNGRY makes displeasure visible and reveals the uncomfortable dark sides of their own motherhood to encourage people to break with conventions and talk about contradictions. Climbing out of their comfortable nest they will adventurously go on unconventional flights -with or without regrets, but loud and visible! VISIT WEBSITE >
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
A Night at the Rooms
An incredible, immersive circus experience featuring Les 7 doigts de la main, Look Up Aerials, plus world-renowned circus acts including Tigris, Nadine Louis and Catherine Girard, Anke van Engelshoven, and more. Hosted by \garbagefile, Directed by Olaf Triebel.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
GLOB by Les Foutoukours
Two strange characters appear on stage.
They are fluffy, soft and ageless.
Will they find out where they are...and where they are going?
They’re waiting...who? What?
They wait that life goes by, looking for something to do...
They take time to look at each other, to laugh, to cry, to go up and down...
Most of all they take the time to take time.
The surprises of life might indicate to them what to do and where to go...
A show full of surprises, softness, circus and magical moments!
The Edge of the World Cabaret
Patrick Léonard returns to host this stunning cabaret, filled with circus stars from around the world, here at the edge. With house band The Kubasonics and host Mooky, this show will have something for everyone in a jam-packed night of magic and thrilling physical performances.
Late Night Queer Drag Clown Pageant
The first of its kind in the world (probably), this wacky, wet-n-wild event combines the deliciousness of drag with the debauchery of clown in a pageant the likes of which you have never seen before. Watch our five beautiful clowntestants compete to impress our esteemed panel of judges, including local drag sensation Larinda Mood, clown extraordinaire Krin Haglund, and our Canada’s Drag Race Season 3 hometown hotdog superstar queen Irma Gerd! Hosted by Toronto’s premiere transgender drag clown stripper Lady Kunterpunt and featuring local, national, and international gender-bending clown-y queerdos of the highest caliber, this is a one-of-a-kind night of rambunctious fun that you absolutely do not want to miss!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
MUSE by Flip Fabrique
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A WOMAN? FLIP Fabrique’s show, Muse, attempts to answer this question circus style! There’s hardly just one answer and exploring the question calls for some... acrobatics. The show’s collection of eclectic performers will have to choose between a football uniform or ballet outfit, but few actually identify with either of these archetypes. Playing with gender roles, Muse offers up a refreshing view of contemporary circus. Get ready to see powerful women, graceful men and every permutation in between. Whether wearing high heels or shoulder pads, the acrobats’ bodies are sure to amaze. VISIT WEBSITE >