Rendez-Vous #23: Bring the Magic of the Circus to your Week!
What are the four Francophone circuses below known for?
By clicking on the images, you will get a little help.
1. Circus Knie (Switzerland)
2. Cavalia (Canada, Québec)
3. Les 7 doigts de la main (Canada, Québec)
4. Circus Plume (France)
Specialties to find:
- Clown, trapeze, shadow theater and actors theater
- Training of animals and tightrope walking
- Acrobatics and juggling
- Equestrian and acrobatic techniques
Un peu d’histoire
The modern and commonly held idea of a ‘circus’ is of a Big Top with various acts providing entertainment therein. However, the history of circuses is more complex, with historians disagreeing on its origin. For many, circus history begins with Englishman Philip Astley
, while for others its origins go back much further – to Roman times.
Flaunt Your Frenchness is pleased to be partnering with the show KOOZA from Oct 29 to Dec 27, 2015. Discover Kooza, a meeting between two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show reveals human performance in all its breadth and fragility. A true homecoming for Cirque du Soleil.