GRADIUATE'S SHOW

« “Time doesn’t go fast when we observe it. It feels watched over. But it takes advantage of our inatentions. Perhaps there are even two times, the one we observe and the which transforms us”. – Albert Camus

A motel like an island where time stands still.
Where age and reason play on us.
Where a forest of family trees grows through the mist.
Where light is rare but revealing.
Where the rain turns to clearing.

And maybe it is there, or here, or at your place, that we will meet again.
Together. Finally.

Graduating from the conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec in 2005, Olivier Lépine has orchestrated more than thirty productions in theater and circus.

Since 2011, he has taught at the École de cirque de Québec and directed the staging of Déferlantes and Je ne te vois plus., Shows for the 2016 and 2018 graduates. In the summer of 2017, he staged the third Part of Crépuscule, Vents & Marées, a free circus show presented outdoors at the Quebec City agora and produced by Flip Fabrique. With the same company, he staged Petrouchka (in Quebec with the symphony orchestra and in Paris with the Philharmonie) and Six degrees. He also works regularly with Machine de Cirque and directs La Galerie and Fleuve.

 

Stage direction – Lighting | Olivier Lépine
Scenography – Costumes | Marianne Lebel
Lighting | Bruno Matte

Wearing a procedural mask is necessary at all times for all spectators aged 10 and over in the École de cirque de Québec.

We ask you to maintain a minimum distance of 2m between the family bubbles in the queue as well as in the performance hall.

The show lasts 90 minutes without intermissions. We ask you to avoid unnecessary travel during the performance.

We ask you to respect the instructions of the members of the staff for the allocation of places as well as for the entry and exit of the hall.

It is forbidden to consume food and beverages in the room.

If the measures in place are not respected, the ÉCQ reserves the right to require that you leave the establishment without notice and without the possibility of reimbursement.

CIRCUS TOUR

Under the artistic direction of Yohann Trépanier (Machine de cirque), the École de cirque de Québec invites you to a circus ambulatory tour under the theme “Rêver l’indomptable”.

Humans seek to understand in order to move forward. Like the juggler, he isolates variables to find variations. Little truths are created about big questions. This is what allows him to advance humanity in his own way. The current isolation that the era of time offers us requires humans to reflect, to redefine, to dream. The indomitable human nature of being together is desired. – Yohann Trépanier

The event is free but you must purchase a ticket to attend the course. Increased surveillance will be in place around the ÉCQ to avoid gatherings of people without tickets.

Present yourself at the time indicated on your ticket at the docking station located at the corner of 7th Street and the back lane of the École de cirque de Québec (750 2e avenue, Québec).

A guide will lead you through the different stations on the route.

Station 1

  • Frederic Lebrasseur | Musician
  • Antoine Morin & Adam Strom | Circus artists

Station 2 

  • Michel Côté | Musician
  • Augustin Thériault & Santiago Esviza | Circus artists

Station 3 

  • Érika Hagen-Veilleux | Musician
  • Philippe Dreyfuss & Senja Merilänen | Circus artists
Station 4 
  • Sébastien Tardif | Animation
  • Groupe 1: Aude Van Den Plas, Mathieu Gauthier, Sebastian Plester | Circus artists
  • Groupe 2: Morgane Clodel, Clara Scudder-Davis | Circus artists
  • Groupe 3: Maeva Desplat, Marie-France Huet, Francis-Olivier Girard | Circus artists
  • Groupe 4: Valentine Yvin, Aude Côté-Gadoua | Circus artists
Station 5
  • Olivier Forest | Musician
  • Jacob Grégoire | Circus artists
 

Wearing a procedural mask or face cover is required on the grounds of the École de cirque de Québec for spectators aged 10 and over.

We ask you to maintain a minimum distance of 2m between the family bubbles in the queue as well as during the course.

We ask you to respect the directives of the members of the personnel in place.

If the measures in place are not respected, the ÉCQ reserves the right to require that you leave the site of the establishment without notice.

INITIATION WORKSHOPS

The workshops are a great opportunity for your children to learn about circus disciplines in a stimulating and safe environment!

The workshops are intended for children aged 6 and over and they must be accompanied by an adult.

A play area for children aged 5 and under in partnership with Initiative 1,2,3, Go! Limoilou will also be available. No ticket reservation is required, but places are limited.

The workshops are intended for children aged 6 and over as well as their parents.

Children must be accompanied by a parent and all must have a ticket in order to participate (Ex: 1 child + 1 parent = 2 tickets).

The activity lasts one hour and is divided into 4 stations (balances, juggling, aerials and small animation).

Present yourself at the time indicated on your ticket at the reception station located at the entrance to the parking lot of the École de cirque de Québec on 7th Street.

A guide will welcome you and guide you through the different workshop stations.

The equipment is disinfected between each group.

The wearing of a procedural mask or face cover is required on the grounds of the Circus School for all persons 10 years of age and over.

We ask you to maintain a minimum distance of 2m between the family bubbles.

No unauthorized loitering or gathering will be tolerated within the perimeter of the Circus School.

We ask you to respect the directives of the members of the personnel in place.

If the measures in place are not respected, the ÉCQ reserves the right to require that you leave the site of the establishment without notice.

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