ANIMAL: A Farm Story Comes to Overture

The performance is on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Capitol Theater.

By: Mar. 09, 2023
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ANIMAL: A Farm Story Comes to Overture

A production for young and old alike, ANIMAL is the farm gone haywire! Cirque Alfonse brings their circus-style production of ANIMAL: A Farm Story to Overture Center on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Capitol Theater. Tickets ($40-$55) are available at overture.org.

ANIMAL: A Farm Story takes us on a journey of discovery through a series of slightly surreal farm fables served up with a touch of irreverence, impressive virtuosity and the company's familiar comic touch. In this re-invented agricultural world, the farm is turned upside down and the barn turned inside out!

A gentleman farmer has surrounded himself with some familiar but slightly outlandish creatures: the chickens have teeth, the ducks are slightly menacing and the cows are kicking up a fuss. In this "farm fantasy," the imagination conjures up stories from childhood, rural life proves to be both energetic and poetic and clichés are joyfully turned on their head.

Yet again, the clan of family and friends that make up Cirque Alfonse has favored its multidisciplinary approach where circus, song, dance and theater all come together, driven by original live music... an irresistible mix of trad and soul that the troupe calls 'agricultural funk!

Cirque Alfonse is a young circus company from Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez in the province of Quebec, established in 2005. Its founding members have all worked with some of the most renowned "nouveau cirque" companies around the world. This young company is comprised of a team of professional acrobats graduated from the Ecole nationale de cirque de Montréal, as well as a professional dancer, an ex-skiing champion and three talented and versatile musicians. This brave and creative group of young performers is blazing a creative 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.




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