MONTREAL, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Tonight, the legendary carnival comes back to life in Bromont with the opening of Carnivàle Lune Bleue. Inspired by the captivating allure of the 1930s carnivals, Carnivàle Lune Bleue combines the circus, the carnival and the cabaret, thus creating a strange, magical and mysterious summer event. In addition to a unique sampling of vintage rides and games, four shows are presented nightly, among which La Vie - A Circus Beyond this World!, featuring Les 7 doigts de la main and the Sideshow - Alive on the Inside especially created for the occasion.
For Wayne Van De Graaff, the visionary and founder, it is a very exciting moment in the troupe's young history. "There is an air of frenzy on location... We can feel it around the rides, in the trailers and the artistic tents. We've spent the last few weeks unrolling our village and creating a universe in itself. Now the time has come to let the magic begin and celebrate!"
La Vie - A Circus Beyond this World
Les 7 doigts de la main are diving in head first in the carnival spirit with La Vie - A Circus Beyond this World! The association was most obvious for the group who presents a cabaret flavoured show of sensual and electrifying performances. The artists address death and insanity with a humorous and sexy circus twist until they reach the public's final verdict.
Sideshow - Alive on the Inside
Drawing its inspiration from the 1930s vintage Sideshows, Carnivàle's creative team presents Sideshow - Alive on the Inside, a show in which extreme theatre meets childhood memories. Acting as an interpreter between tradition and modernity, Giovanni guides the spectators through the history of the travelling Sideshows. Eight actors-performers bring their unique features and sets of skills to the stage in an unusual and surreal production. The original score composed by The Unsettlers adds an even stranger twist to this machine of forgotten dreams.
The evening continues at the Cabaret Lune Bleue where The Unsettlers, a band of 10 troubadours, along with Andreane Leclerc La Créature contortionist, present their repertoire of dark polkas, menacing waltzes and horse-drawn lullabies filtered through a turn of the century whiskey soaked saloon.
At Carnivàle Lune Bleue, the lost tradition of the carnival recovers its legendary splendour with its circus and human curiosities, snaky and exotic creatures show, museum and cabaret, vintage rides and games, fortune tellers, cookhouse and grab joints.
From Dream to Reality
Springing from a fascination for the circus and the old-style carnival, Carnivàle Lune Bleue is a journey into a world of magic and mystery, but also a dream come true. Motivated by a profound desire to share his dream, founder Wayne Van De Graaff and a team of experts and historians, have recreated the carnival's gritty and mythical universe. A project best defined as a live museum, a treasure collection, a village spanning over 14,000 square metres and an extended family of 80 artists and craftsmen who create an all-evening extravaganza, night in, night out.
Carnivàle Lune Bleue now playing in Bromont... at night.
Tickets are on sale now: La Vie from $33, the Sideshow $30, Tropical Terrors $7, cover charge to Cabaret Lune Bleue $5 after 9 pm. Children, senior and student rates are also available. A Carnivàle Passport, including one ticket for each show, entrance to the Congress of Wonders plus unlimited Gate and Cabaret cover is available for $75. Other packages are also available. For the complete list of available packages and rates, visit www.carnivalelunebleue.com or contact the Admission network (514) 790-1245 or 1 (800) 361-4595.
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