We ask all visitors to come in time. After the show starts, it is not possible to enter the chapiteau.
Forbidden entrance under 6 years old, older children only with parents. We kindly ask you to respect the parental advisory age recommendations. They are essential to the safety of the artists and the comfort of all our festival guests.
Why can’t I attend an evening show with a child under the age of 6?
We respect the age recommendation of the troupe.
The shows are technically demanding, there is often loud music and the artists need to concentrate. Based on our experience and feedback from both visitors and artists we know that pre-school children may disrupt the performance with noise or because they need to unexpectedly leave the tent. This can be dangerous for the artists and unpleasant for the audience as it disturbs their experience.
Once you leave the show, you will not be allowed to come back.
The Canadian beardies are back! In 2017 they literally wrapped the Letní Letná audience around their finger with Barbu. Now they are again about to conquer our hearts with their new piece TABARNAK.
Tabarnak is a contemporary circus musical taking place in a village church. It is an invitation to come together, a celebration of Heaven and Hell and everything in between, a fiesta of circus, music and reaching for the sky. From the basement to the nave, from the altar to the choir, Cirque Alfonse, inspired by its roots, provides a fresh take on such a highly symbolic place from their village. With its signature infectious merriment, Cirque Alfonse embarks on an anarchic and poetic ‘way of the cross’, a lively musical circus where the organ takes a riff on the traditional and the acrobatics turn the church pews upside down. And we all come together for a rollicking good old time!
It’s full-on, it’s raucous, but beneath the irreverent mayhem there are some seriously accomplished acrobatic routines…. The Cirque Alfonse family make Tabarnak a veritable feast in celebration of Julian the Hospitaller, the patron saint of circus performers. --- The Herald (August 13 2018, Glasgow, UK)
Creative Team Directed by: Alain Francoeur Original music composed by: David Simard Lighting design: Nicolas Descôteaux Set design: Francis Farley Costumes: Sarah Balleux Artistic directors: Antoine and Julie Carabinier Lépine Technical directors: Hugo Hamel and Nicolas Descôteaux Creative support: Alain Carabinier and Louise Lépine Set construction: Alain Carabinier and Sylvain Lafrenière Acrobatic swing design: Renaud Blais Acrobats: Antoine Carabinier Lépine / Julie Carabinier Lépine / Jonathan Casaubon / Jean-Philippe Cuerrier / Genevieve Morin / Nikolas Pulka Musicians: Josianne Laporte / David Simard / Guillaume Turcotte