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Additional shows for Joyeux Calvaire, Tribute to the Cowboys Fringants
15 avril 2019

Additional shows for Joyeux Calvaire, Tribute to the Cowboys Fringants

Trois-Rivieres, April 15, 2019 – In response to the strong tickets demand for the Cirque du Soleil's fifth Tribute series, the Corporation des Évènements de Trois-Rivières is pleased to announce that the Cogeco Amphitheatre will present two additional representations for the show Joyeux Calvaire, Tribute to the Cowboys Fringants. These performances will take place on Tuesday, July 23 and 30, 2019.

"Since the unveiling of the Cowboys Fringants theme last fall, we have felt the enthusiasm for this fifth opus. The Tribute Series has made a name for itself in the hearts of culture lovers. Combined with the exceptional reputation of the Cowboys Fringants, all the elements were present for this season to be very busy. It then seems essential to add representations to meet the demand. ", said the Corporation des Évènements de Trois-Rivières President, Roger Picard.


In the heart of a sleepy riverside suburb, as the first Fall coloured glow emerges, a young girl escapes into her fantasy world, carried by the resonant lyrics of the Cowboys Fringants. Prisoner of a world surrounded by small houses of all sizes, she dangles freely on a swing suspended from the beams of an old dock on the banks of the river.

In this soothing place, reality is transformed according to her imagination, concerns and ambitions. Lucid and dreamy, she remakes the world scene by scene, one story at a time, gently building a universe where nature takes back its due and where reality is not quite true. The houses float on the water and twirl between heaven and earth. The trees are made of papier mâché and people are dressed in paper.

Marked by the poetry, passion and humour of the Cowboys Fringants, this hidden imaginary will become reality.


Created and produced by 45 DEGREES, Cirque du Soleil's events and special projects division.

Under the executive production of Yasmine Khalil and the creative direction of Daniel Fortin, the Joyeux Calvaire team brings together the creative talent of 10 designers:

  • Jean-Guy Legault – Director
  • Jean-Phi Goncalves – Musical director and arrangements
  • Emilie Therrien – Acrobatic performance designer and acrobatic choreographer
  • Yves St-Pierre – Assistant director
  • Simon Guilbault – Scenographer 
  • Vincent Desjardins – Choreographer
  • Alain Jenkins – Accessories designer
  • Florence Cornet – Makeup designer
  • Eric Champoux – Lighting designer
  • Sébastien Dionne – Costume designer


Cirque du Soleil – Joyeux Calvaire, Tribute to the Cowboys Fringants, will be presented exclusively at the Cogeco Amphitheatre, starting on July 17, 2019, for 22 representations. Tickets for the 2 shows of July 23 and 30, 2019, starting at $49, will go on sale on Friday, April 19 at 11am and will be available online at www.amphitheatrecogeco.com and at the J.-Antonio-Thompson Box Office at 819-380-9797 or 1-866-416-9797.


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