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 Quebec-based nouveau cirque (contemporary circus) troupe. It was founded in 1993 by Jeannot Painchaud, Daniel Cyr and Julie Hamelin. Having created seven original productions so far, it has presented more than 3000 performances in more than 375 cities and 30 countries. Éloize means "heat lightning" in Acadian French (éclair de chaleur in Standard French).


  • 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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