Cirque Alfonse: “TIMBER!”

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

7 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Tickets: $50 $45 $38
Members: $45 $41 $35
Student Deal: $20

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NOTE: Member and Student Deal tickets are not available online. To purchase these tickets, call PortTIX at 207.842.0800 or visit the PortTIX Box Office at Merrill Auditorium.

Offstage Ovations Offstage

Pre-Performance Lecture: Circus: The Quebec/Maine Connection

January 29 6 pm

Film Series

January 23 12 & 6:30 pm

Supported by:

New England Foundation for the Arts


Maine Arts Commission

Media Sponsor:

Portland Phoenix

One can almost smell the fresh-cut logs and the sweat of lumberjacks as these daring artists perform incredible feats of aerial acrobatics using unusual apparatus inspired by equipment on their real-life family farm. Fueled by live Quebecois music, the troupe creates a colorful, energetic scene of epic agility and strength. The founding members of Quebec’s Cirque Alfonse have worked with some of the most renowned nouveau cirque companies around the world. They are brave, creative performers blazing a path that no one has yet dared to explore, blending the arts and techniques of the circus and infusing them with the most picturesque facets of traditional Quebec folklore.

Presented at a special family-friendly time.

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“...the sound of violins and tapping feet, ... daring axe-juggling acts and acrobatic feats above the open blade of a huge two-man saw. Simply jaw-dropping.”
— Le Devoir