Lumberjack circus Cirque Alfonse comes to the Rialto

The acrobatic show is inspired by traditional French Canadian logging and folklore
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Axes replace juggling balls, tightropes are swapped for logs, and flannel stands in for leotards at Cirque Alfonse. The 10-year-old Québécois troupe takes on the lumberjack trend in an acrobatic show inspired by traditional French Canadian logging and folklore—complete with a classic folk soundtrack. We suspect Paul Bunyan would approve. We’re certain Monty Python would.

Expect to see

Axe juggling!

Photograph by Jane Hobson
Photograph by Jane Hobson

Saw jumping!

Photograph by Guillaume Morin
Photograph by Guillaume Morin

Whatever this is!

Photograph by Nicolas Descoteaux
Photograph by Nicolas Descoteaux

On the calendar Cirque Alfonse presents “Timber!” A lumberjack circus at the Rialto on March 14.

This article originally appeared in our March 2015 issue.

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