September 2-3-4 and 9-10-11, 8:00pm
Le Monastère welcomes you to it’s last outside Circus Cabaret of the year!
In Le Jardin, created in collaboration with XP_MTL at the foot ot the St. Jax Church bell tower. A festive open sky presentation with a selection of new artists.
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JERRY TREMBLAY AKA MAXIME POULIN
Jerry Tremblay will perform a theatrical circus act with absurd, refined and subtle humour. His goal: keep the audience guessing if he’s a real person or a circus performer. It’s just the right amount of intriguing uncertainty that surprises audiences – the acrobatic acts unfold powerfully and brilliantly, when they least expect it!
This character was created by interacting with and observing humans. Inspired by the absurdity of our actions, Jerry portrays them on stage with both unease and confidence.
Evelyne has been immersed in the world of circus for 15 years now. She trained at the National Circus School of Montréal where she discovered that this art allows her limitless self-expression.
She took part in several touring shows and special events with various renowned companies, including BAZZAR by Cirque du Soleil. She has performed a duo trapeze act for several prestigious festivals, where her number has received much acclaim. Evelyne is currently in creation with the company Flip Fabrique.
Evelyne will perform an aerial hoop act created especially for Le Monastère’s cabaret. This creation combines the circus with a meditation on the cycle of life and the traces that we leave behind us. It’s like the whirlwind of emotions and thoughts that come with the loss of a loved one.
After a childhood of performing in a traditional tent circus in Vermont, Noah graduated from the National Circus School of Montreal in 2016. He has since performed extensively with various circus companies and festivals around the world.
In addition to his circus studies, Noah holds a certificate in sustainable building and design from Yestermorrow Design/Build School.
Black, Silence. And then a light appears. Under this halo, she emerges. Suspended, hair down, eyes sagging. She is alone, she is watched. But she doesn’t see us. She is focused on this new feeling that runs through her body. A strange sensation, as if a thousand ants were roaming her body at the same time.
She isn’t afraid, but she doesn’t feel safe either. She takes us into her world which is not quite ours, but which is familiar to us. It gets tangled and untangled with no end. Her body seems to have no limits, she twists and relaxes, but always ends up twisting. She does not ask herself questions, she only acts, what pushes her to move is unknown to us. But for her, it’s real.
It was the loneliness of the pandemic that prompted Louis-David to learn a whole new discipline. He could no longer practice the trapeze like he used to. So why not hang by his hair on the balcony?! He started slowly at first, but without much success. He had to fully immerse himself in the world of hair hanging to begin to see progress. The pain is constant. It acts as a guide in choosing one movement or position over another. You have to welcome it in order to control it.
Recently, he was invited by Matthew Richardson (X-CIRCUS livestream) to present the fruit of his work. He came up with the idea for him to perform with colour pigments. He took the idea and made it his own. This is how Lonely was born.
SANTIAGO ET AUGUSTIN
Through a seemingly chance encounter, two characters with a touch of madness start playing games involving astonishing physical feats. Their bodies waltz, collide, pull, push and intertwine at the whim of their moods. Augustin and Santiago’s respective experiences allow them to use circus as a common language, combining Chinese pole, Icarian games and acrobatic lifts. Their dialogue often gives rise to comical situations imbued with touching authenticity.
CHINESE POLE DUO
VERONICA HERRERA MUNGUIA
Veronica, a native of Cancun, México, is highly influenced by the new wave of modern circus performers prospering within the area.
This act was created in Riviera Maya and was inspired by the tropical culture in which she grew up.
She adds refreshing notes of contemporary and classical dance to the discipline of dance trapeze in order to project the mysticism surrounding the Caribbean.
The name of the act, “La Mulix”, is a mayan word, her father, a Yucatan native, would often call her, meaning woman with curly hair.
WILD IS THE WIND
Tuedon is a contemporary circus artist specializing in aerial contortion straps. Her creations strive to evoke a visceral experience through distinctive visual aesthetics. Using straps as a medium, Tuedon has developed a refined movement vocabulary by continually exploring strength, vulnerability and the human condition.
Since graduating in 2017, Tuedon has worked and collaborated with Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize, Les Sept Doigts de la Main, Strut and Fret Production House and Arsenal Contemporary Art Gallery. In 2020 alongside four artists, Tuedon co-created “SANCTUAIRE”; a collective searching to explore circus, architecture and visual arts.
Using straps and movement as a medium to explore the memories, trauma and joy of the women who lived and who fought so that I could exist today.
Bobby first performed on an international stage at the age of 18 and became a five-time US Cyr Wheel National Champion and he won the bronze medal at the IRV Cyr Wheel World Championships in 2016. He graduated from the National Circus School of Montréal in 2020 with a specialization in the Cyr wheel and competence in other disciplines such as juggling, aerial rope, banquine/partner acrobatics, ground acrobatics and object manipulation. In 2020, Bobby became co-founder of the collective La Quadrature. He’s always looking for ways to blend his two worlds – engineering and circus – and he’s constantly trying new things to bring the abstract worlds of his imagination to life.
How do you collect and express the exact emotion of a memory? Words alone are not enough to make it physical. Music alone does not provide nuance. Movement alone cannot fully articulate it.
In this piece, I will try to convey the emotion of a specific moment in time. The question is, “will you feel it too?”
Anthony D’Urbano, communitarian, dj and event planner. Anthony is the founder of MONTREAL online community FrontRite and a natural born entertainer. He is known to seamlessly curate music and crowds to create magical experiences for all to enjoy.
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