Le Cirque Éloize
175, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Created in 1993 by three artists from the Magdalen Islands, Jeannot Painchaud, Danielle Cyr and Claudette Morin, Cirque Éloize designs shows, which it now presents in over 30 countries, for so-called Italian-style theatres. It is a huge success story for this troupe that has renewed the circus art by combining it with theatre and dance. The troupe’s interdisciplinary performances are very current and very audacious, with broad audience appeal. With their humour, their originality and also their sensuality, the shows are really fascinating, with an amazing number of surprises, all intelligently developed around a single theme. We are especially pleased to be hosting the circus’s latest creation, Cirkopolis, at the Théâtre Maisonneuve, as of November 13. The story unfolds in the heart of an austere factory town. The acrobats and artists will shatter the town’s daily routine by introducing, with grace, agility and virtuosity, a truly delightful fantasy. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cirque Eloize and the 50th anniversary of Place des Arts, a twofold event worth celebrating!