With Animal, Cirque Alfonse takes us on a journey of discovery through a series of slightly surreal farm fables served up with a touch of irreverence, impressive virtuosity and the company’s familiar comic touch. In this re-invented agricultural world, the farm is turned upside down and the barn turned inside out!

A gentleman farmer has surrounded himself with some familiar but slightly outlandish creatures: the chickens have teeth, the ducks are slightly menacing and the cows are kicking up a fuss. In this “farm fantasy”, the imagination conjures up stories from childhood, rural life proves to be both energetic and poetic and clichés are joyfully turned on their head.

Yet again, the clan of family and friends that make up Cirque Alfonse has favoured its multidisciplinary approach where circus, song, dance and theatre all come together, driven by original live music … an irresistible mix of trad and soul that the troupe calls ‘agricultural funk!

A production for young and old alike, Animal is the farm gone haywire!


The creators

Production : Cirque Alfonse
Artistic direction : Julie et Antoine Carabinier-Lépine
Direction : Alain Francoeur
Original musics and songs : David Simard

Scenography : Nicolas Descôteaux
Light design : Nicolas Descôteaux
Assistant light design : Jean-François Piché
Costume design : Geneviève Beauchamp
Acrobatic props design : Sylvain Lafrenière

Special thanks

Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec

Conseil des arts du CanadaTohu Municipalité de Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez
Sylvain Lafrenière