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Press Release: Cirque Eloize UK tour with Dance Consortium, Feb - Apr 15

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Dance Consortium Presents

Cirque Eloize


Full UK tour details: www.danceconsortium.com


Canada’s internationally acclaimed circus company Cirque Éloize returns, following the success of iD in 2013,for a Dance Consortium UK tour in Spring 2015, beginning at Sadler’s Wells’ Peacock Theatre in London on 17 February and concluding at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 11 April.


A world leader in contemporary circus and a firm favourite in the West End, Cirque Éloize combines circus arts with music, dance and theatre. Based in Montreal, the company has been creating thrilling performances since 1993.

In Cirkopolis 12 multidisciplinary artists including acrobats, jugglers, contortionists and aerial artists rebel against monotony, reinvent themselves and challenge limits. Performing within an inventive stage design and accompanied by an original musical score and video projections, the company creates a world where fantasy provokes reality, the veil of anonymity and solitude is lifted and replaced by bursts of colour and imagination.


Directed by Artistic Director Jeannot Painchaud and co-directed and choreographed by Dave St-Pierre,Cirkopolis seeks to transport performers and spectators between dream and reality in a stream of acrobatics, music, images and drawings.


Painchaud says: “Cirkopolis was imagined as a crossroads – between imagination and reality, between individuality and community, between limits and possibilities. The show is driven by the poetic impulse of life, the physical prowess of the circus and the humour, at once serious and light-hearted. Entering Cirkopolis is all about letting go and allowing yourself to be borne aloft by hope.”


Following performances at the Peacock Theatre, Cirkopolis tours to Canterbury, Southampton, Bradford, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Cardiff.


Dance Consortium is a group of 17 large scale venues located across the UK, supported by the Arts Council England. Since its formation in 2000 Dance Consortium has presented 35 tours by 22 different companies from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, France, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Israel and the USA. Their performances and education activities have been experienced by hundreds of thousands of people across all parts of the UK.


“There are much bigger shows than Cirkopolis, but I’d bet there aren’t more beautiful ones” New York Times



Tour schedule

17 - 28 Feb                  Peacock Theatre, London

3 - 7 Mar                      Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

11- 14 Mar                   Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

18 - 21 Mar                  Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

25 - 28 Mar                  Hippodrome, Birmingham

1 – 4 Apr                      Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

8 – 11 Apr                    Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff



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