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This little circus is haven for orphaned objects and puppets born strange.



























The Orphan Circus has been in the official selection of over
60 international theaters and theater festivals in 16 countries.

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" I wait for that one show that blows me away – a performance for which I do not need to make allowances, or equivocate in my praise. In my week at FIAMS, that show was Le Cirque Orphelin by Les Sages Fous (…) their ingenious probing of puppetry’s endless potential to transform and delight. "

Andrew Periale
UNIMA - USA Newsletter, 2019 

" Les Sages Fous deserve several times the standing ovation that salutes their work at each performance. If you have never joined the crowd of applauding people, it is time to come and sit in front of the caravan of this Circus ! "

Mathieu Dochtermann,
Toute la culture
France, 2019





" The outstanding show of this year’s FIAMS programme was, for my money, Le Cirque Orphelin, by Quebecois company Les Sages Fous. Highly original, beautifully quirky, sometimes disconcerting and, often, very funny, it creates, in a room that is the quintessence of dilapidated urbanism, a miniature circus of vagabond artists. "

Mark Brown
The Herald, Scotland 2019

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Among the debris of a scrap yard, between used oil can,
rusted sheet metal, and miscellaneous lost objects,
Les Sages Fous invite you to a clandestine rendezvous.

Two junk peddlers create a small circus of visual tableaux evoking the life of a cabaret troupe of derelicts and misfits. The dark alley becomes a outlet for dreams, a place where glitter and ash entwine, where magic and mystery is brewd in the trash cans. Underneath the dirt and the rust there are treasures to be found.

In the blind spot of the multinational entertainment industry, this little circus is a victory of the poor and the small; a place where the gruesome become the circus beauties, the old and rusted become the acrobates, and where even impossible love can be fulfilled.
A haven for orphaned objects, recycled artists and puppets born strange. This wayward troupe is rules with an iron fist by none other than the elusive, the fictional, the mysterious impressario,
Monsieur P.T. Issimo... himself!

Rehabilitation or exploitation?
Dream or reality?
It is for you to judge, Ladies and Gentlemen!

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DIRECTOR, PUPPETS AND MASK - South Miller

MOVEMENT EXPLORATION - Jacob Brindamour

STRUCTURE & MECHANICS - Sylvain Longpré

MUSIC - Christian Laflamme

ACTORS / PUPPETEERS - Jacob Brindamour and Olivia Faye Lathuillière


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PRIZES

Jury Award - Best of Festival -
at the National Puppetry Festival
(Puppeteers of America)
Connecticut, USA, 2015

Audience choice Award - Best of Festival -
at the National Puppetry Festival
(Puppeteers of America)
Connecticut, USA, 2015


Best performance - adult
at the XVIII Międzynarodowy
Festiwal Teatrów Lalek SPOTKANIA
Torun, Poland, 2011


Award for set design
at the XVIII Międzynarodowy
Festiwal Teatrów Lalek SPOTKANIA
Torun, Poland, 2011


Award for the best lighting design
PIF Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 2012

Production award in performing arts
Arts Excellence awards
Culture Mauricie, Québec, 2010

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"This is an exceptional evening of theater, stirring, impressionistic, dark and dreamy. A completely original tale dramatized with great sensitivity, manifest with tattered grandeur."

Alix Cohen, Woman around Town
New York City, USA, November 2013

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"...I have just seen the most poetic, magical,
mysterious, surprising, touching, brilliant , small, large, show."

Dorthe Kolding, Herning Folkeblag,
Herning, Denmark, 2014

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CALENDAR

2 0 1 9
- Saison de théâtre insolite, Trois-Rivières - June 2019
- École secondaire Robert-Gravel, Montréal - June 2019
- Festival International des Arts de la Marionnette de Saguenay - July 2019

2 0 1 7
- Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm, Sweden - November 2017
- Figur och Dockteatercentrum, Göteborg, Sweden - November 2017

2 0 1 0   à   2 0 1 6
- Since 2010, The Orphan Circus has been in the official selection of over
60 international theaters and theater festivals in 16 countries.


VIDEOS EXCERPTS


- Watch an extract an extract of 15 minutes
ou un extract of 2 minutes of the Orphan circus
filmed in Trois-Rivières in 2010

-  COMPLETE VIDEO
AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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