Cirque Éloize

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Cirque Éloize
Circus name Cirque Éloize
Country Canada
Founder(s) Jeannot Painchaud
Daniel Cyr
Julie Hamelin
Year founded 1993
Director(s) Daniele Finzi Pasca
Jeannot Painchaud
Traveling show? Yes
Circus tent? No
Winter quarters Montreal, Quebec

Cirque Éloize is a contemporary circus troupe based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was founded in 1993 by Jeannot Painchaud, Daniel Cyr and Julie Hamelin. Having created or co-created seven original productions as of 2016, it has presented more than 3000 performances in over 375 cities and 30 countries.

"Éloize" means "heat lightning" in Acadian French ("éclair de chaleur" in Standard French).[1][2][3][4][5]

Cirque Éloize was a featured company at the first edition of the Biennale Internationale des Arts du Cirque in 2015.

List of productions[edit]

  • iD (2009–present)
  • Nebbia, a coproduction with Teatro Sunil (2007–present)
  • Rain: Comme une pluie dans tes yeux (2004–present)
  • Nomade: La nuit, le ciel est plus grand (2002 - 2006)
  • Cirque Orchestra (2000 - 2002)
  • Excentricus (1997 - 2002)
  • Cirque Éloize, le spectacle (1993 - 1997)


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