New York City Premiere of Cirkopolis Begins Performances at NYU's Skirball Center Dec. 18

By Carey Purcell
18 Dec 2013

New York City Premiere of Cirkopolis Begins Performances at NYU's Skirball Center Dec. 18

Photo by Valerie Remise

The New York City premiere of Cirkopolis begins performances at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts Dec. 18. 

The limited engagement continues through Jan. 5, 2014.

Cirkopolis, by Montreal-based troupe Cirque Eloize, is co-directed by artistic director Jeannot Painchaud and Dave St-Pierre and performed by Maude Arseneault, Angelica Bongiovonni, Dominique Bouchard, Mikael Bruyere-L'Abbe, Ashley Carr, Samuel Charlton, Myriam Deraiche, Lauren Herley, Reuben Hosler, Ugo Laffolay, Yann LeBlanc, Frederic Lemieux-Cormier and Francois Saussus. St-Pierre also choreographs the production. 

"From the architect of the astonishing acrobatics at the 2006 Olympic Games closing ceremonies (Painchaud) and the world-renowned choreographer of Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity and Love (St-Pierre) comes a magnificent circus spectacle that lives between dream and reality, underscored by a continuous stream of original music, and brought to vivid life by 3-D projections," press notes state. "With Cirkopolis, Cirque Éloize takes their blend of circus arts, theatre, and dance to a highly-stylized metropolis setting, where twelve acrobats and multidisciplinary artists rebel against monotony, reinvent themselves and challenge the limits of the factory-city as only they can. In a world where fantasy provokes reality, the veil of anonymity and solitude is lifted and replaced by bursts of color."



Cirkopolis features set design and illustrations by Robert Massicotte, music by Stefan Boucher, acrobatic designs by Krzysztof Soroczynski, costume design by Liz Vandal, lighting design by Nicolas Descoteaux, video projections by Robert Massicotte and Alexis Laurence and make-up design by Virginie Bachand.

Krzysztof Soroczynski is the head coach; Renald Laurin is the drama and acting advisor; Emmanuel Guillaume is the artistic coordinator; and Emilie Grenon-Emiroglou, Marie-Eve Carriere and Johanne Madore are coaches. Jonathan St-Onge is the executive producer.

For more information, visit nyuskirball.org.

View the Entire Photo Gallery
Photo by Valerie Remise