In a city that gave rise to Cirque du Soleil with it’s iconic blue and yellow ‘grand chapiteau’, that boasts TOHU and Cirque Éloize, Montreal takes the world of circus seriously. This summer it is almost no surprise that the next festival added to the busy Montreal summer circuit is a circus one. Welcome "Montréal Complètement Cirque", July 8-25, 2010. With tents set up all over the city and making use of already established performance spaces, local and international companies are delighting Montreal audiences.
One of the international acts at the festival are a Belgian company called Les Mains Sales (Dirty Hands) who are performing their show Sway at Usine C, which premiered last night. The show and company are made up of three performers who are caught in a love triangle, billed as a comedy. There is a musician who is both involved and more of an outsider as he observes a love-hate, passionate and sometimes violent exchange between the woman and another man. Aerial acrobatics, a skateboard ramp, music, smouldering looks, little talking (in French) and long silences make for a complex and full performance.
For more information on the festival, please visit their website at: http://www.montrealcompletementcirque.com/
Sway, performed by Les Mains Sales
July 21-24 (1 hour) – 12 years and older
Location: Usine C
Ticket office: 514-790-1245 or 1-800-361-4595
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