Costumes & Characters
Made primarily out of spandex (or lycra), cotton and polyester, the costumes
were strongly inspired by the traditional circus finery, which is characterized
by a distinctive military or equestrian style. Ranging from medieval to cubist in
appearance, but light-heartedly eccentric throughout, the outfits are dominated by
a blue and white palette. Metallic braids, bow ties and puffy sleeves blend
harmoniously with wide and narrow vertical stripes. The use of raincoats for the
Sociaux testifies to the desire to feature characters with a connection to everyday
| Michel Barette
Ringmaster par excellence, Michel Barette has what it takes to create
a strong rapport between the public and the performers: a friendly, enthusiastic
and perfectly charming host.
Ben La Barouette
A clown and a poet with a sense of fantasy, Ben La Barouette personifies
the magic of the circus, making him the ideal choice as the showman who links the
different acts together. He also performs an amazing balancing act on a virtical
pole with Tonatiuh Morales. He wears a red hat.
Rodrigue «Chocolat» Tremblay
For the past twelve years, he has been pleasing audiences with the
antics of his stage character, Chocolat. He also performs a bicycle act as well
as a parody, «Les Cloches», and brightens up the show with his brief comic appearances.
Winner of a bronze medal at the 1985 Paris "festival du cirque de demain",
this Quebec circus artist has a brilliant career ahead of him. He's back as the
irresistible orchestra conductor wearing ski boots, in addition as a mechanical
clown and a trainer of robot dogs.