BANG! BANG! (2012, US Premiere)
Date and Time: Thursday, May 31, 8:00pm; Friday, June 1, 7:00pm; Saturday, June 2, 9:00pm
Duration: 60 min, without intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
Reserved Seating: $30-35
If you miss our early bird offerings, take advantage of our Festival Pass and see five shows for $75.00
Esmeralda Nadeau-Jasso - Original idea
Daïna Michaud - Artistic director
Josephine Klaveness - Scenario and stage director
Éric Miles - Choreographer
Daina Michaud, Edith Bergeron and Esméralda Nadeau-Jasso - Costumes
Ryan Ockenden - Sound Designer
Mélodie Martin Couture - General Director
Maribel Garcia Navarro - Marketing Director
Marie-Jade Lemonde - Production and Technical Director
Khalil Michot Graphic designer
Daïna Michaud - Artist
Delphine Cézard - Artist
Mélodie Couture - Artist
Priscilla Dellazizzo - Artist
Sara Deull - Artist
This engagement was funded in part by
Canadian Consulate, San Francisco and the Canada Council for the Arts
Experience the dark world of prohibition era Quebec in the company of Cirquantique, a women led Canadian ensemble making their US debut at the Festival. Get ready for a spellbinding evening of nouveau cirque, burlesque and live music as talented artists from Montreal's underground circus scene offer a night of transgression and rebelling against false temperance--in a parallel universe where speakeasies proliferate, bootlegging is rampant and the black market rules.
Mélodie Couture – Hula hoop and Static Trapeze
Always looking for movement, challenges and opportunities in order to come to life on stage, Mélodie practices various artistic disciplines. She specializes in fixed trapeze, hula hoop and entertainment on stilts. A romantic at heart, Mélodie seeks to embody various characters and stories during her performances. Bearded lady and snake charmer, Mélodie has performed with Cirquantique and as part of the Montréal Complètement Cirque festival. She has also performed across the province with Poécirque and in Mexico with the CircoRevolución troupe. Mélodie always has a new story to tell and a new exciting adventure to embark upon.
Daïna Michaud - Aerial Dance
Combining visual arts with aerial dance, Daïna creates moving performances that move audiences. Expressing herself through dance, acrobatics and burlesque, she is always pushing boundaries. Daïna gives new meaning to the word daring. Entertainer at heart, she also teaches aerial dance and acrobatics to circus enthusiasts of all ages. On stage, this modern day witch has an intense, magical and unexpected presence.
Sara Deull– Aerial Net and straps
Sara developed an interest in circus arts at a very young age. She has travelled the seven seas looking for a crew who would share her acrobatic aspirations. As soon as she landed in Montreal, she knew that the island held her long-awaited treasure chest: a group of talented and passionate artists that could join her in her quest for creation and growth. As soon as she heard Cirquantique's siren call in 2012, the deal was sealed. Her first love is the aerial net, but she has mastered other aerial displicines, and performs as part of acrobatic duos.
Priscilla Dellazizzo– Danse Trapeze and Contortion
Initially trained as a ballerina, now a contortionist and trapeze artist, Priscilla embodies grace and strength. For over 10 years she attended prestigious schools such as the National Ballet School and the École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec. A few years ago, her love of the circus propelled her to learn the art of the dance trapeze. On stage, her body expresses femininity, sensuality, and an effortless energy.
Delphine Cézard - Aerial rope
Self-taught, I have always been driven by a curiosity and a desire for deepening that allows me to evolve, to define myself as an artist every day. My artistic proposals surprise by a great mastery and simplicity of the gesture.
Cirquantique is an artistic collective that produces immersive cultural events. Our artists, who come from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines, share talent and expertise in the worlds of the circus, burlesque, theatre, dance, electronic and live music, as well as stage and costume design.
Cirquantique’s shows present unique and complex atmospheres through variousnarratives with both contemporary and historical social themes. Audience members are invited to dress up in accordance with the shows' themes and artists warm up the crowd during the pre-show, intermission, and after the show. The idea is to create a festive ambiance for the audience as well as the artists.