Animal performers; photo by Rolline-Laporte

SEP 20–24 | VANCOUVER PLAYHOUSE

Animal

A high-energy circus party for all ages,
ANIMAL is the farm gone haywire!

SEPT 20–24
VANCOUVER PLAYHOUSE

Cirque Alfonse (Québec)
Presented with Vancouver International Children’s Festival

With Animal, A Farm Story, Cirque Alfonse takes us on a journey of discovery through a series of slightly surreal farm fables served up with a touch of irreverence, impressive virtuosity and the company’s familiar comic touch. In this re-invented agricultural world, the farm is turned upside down!

A gentleman farmer has surrounded himself with some familiar but slightly outlandish creatures: the chickens have teeth, the ducks are slightly menacing, and the cows are kicking up a fuss. In this “farm fantasy”, the imagination conjures up stories from childhood, rural life proves to be both energetic and poetic and clichés are joyfully turned on their head.

Yet again, the clan of family and friends that make up Cirque Alfonse has favoured its multidisciplinary approach where circus, song, dance and theatre all come together, driven by original live music…an irresistible mix of trad and soul that the troupe calls ‘agricultural funk’!

Showtimes & Dates

SEP 20-24, 7:00 PM
SEP 24, 2:00 PM

Venue Location

Vancouver Playhouse
600 Hamilton St
Vancouver, BC

Box office info

Advance tickets can be purchased in person at the Cultch Box Office located at:
1895 Venables St.
604-251-1363
Mon to Fri: 12–4PM

Day of tickets can be purchased 1 hour prior to all performances at the Vancouver Playhouse Box Office located at:
600 Hamilton St
Vancouver, BC

For further inquires email our box office at boxoffice@thecultch.com.

COMPANY CREDITS

Production: Cirque Alfonse
Artistic direction: Julie and Antoine Carabinier-Lépine
Director: Alain Francoeur
Original musics and songs: David Simard
Scenography: Nicolas Descoteaux
Light design: Nicolas Descoteaux
Costumes design: Geneviève Beauchamps
Acrobatic props design: Sylvain Lafrénière

ON STAGE:

Acrobats: Antoine Carabinier Lépine, Julie Carabinier Lépine, Alain Carabinier,
Jonathan Casaubon, Jean-Philippe Cuerrier, Geneviève Morin

Musicians: Josianne Laporte, David Simard, Guillaume Turcotte.

TECHNICAL TEAM:

Sound technician: Katie Sweeney
Lights: Jean-François Piché

SUPPORT

The creation and touring of Animal was made possible by the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec
Canada Council for the Arts

RAVE REVIEWS for ANIMAL

“Mixing circus, dance, theater and humour, Cirque Alfonse succeeds once again in its challenge of awakening the childlike imagination of the audience”

—Samuel Pradier, Journal de Montréal

“A delightful agricultural fiesta”

—Stéphanie Morin, La Presse

“A real treat for the spectators”

Huffington Post

“a big party at a very special farm”

—Sophie Pouliot, Le Revue Jeu

Animal performers; photos by Benoit Z. Leroux

THE MAKING of ANIMAL

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