Trois-Rivières, May 11, 2022 - Cirque du Soleil returns in force for the sixth installment of the Vive nos divas tribute series, which will be presented from July 20 to August 20, 2022 at the Cogeco Amphitheatre in Trois-Rivières. This new production, directed by Lydia Bouchard, offers spectators a playful, rhythmic and daring pilgrimage through the landscape of women's song in Quebec. Female singers will share the stage with acrobats and dancers throughout the 20 performances this summer.
Marie-Christine Depestre, Heidi Jutras and Francesca Comeau are great accomplices of the public and willingly break the 4th wall. They will be the singers, but also the godmothers, sometimes benevolent, sometimes confronting, of the show.
"The show is a love letter to our singers. It's also an ode to the women of this country, to all those who have taken the side roads, who have gone off the beaten path, who have sought their own way." Lydia Bouchard, director and choreographer
Tracing 90 years of music, this work pays tribute to the baggage left by our great queens. Two musical excerpts, J'irai où tu iras and Le début d'un temps nouveau, which will be performed during the show, were exclusively unveiled earlier today. These musical rearrangements, put together by musical director and arranger Jean-Phi Goncalves, celebrate the work and richness of Celine Dion and Renée Claude by giving a taste of the power the singers will bring to each of the carefully selected pieces.
"The presence of the singers on stage offers us a lot of artistic possibilities, in terms of interpretation, emotional variations and structure. The closeness between the circus performers and the singers will offer the audience an additional emotional and immersive experience." Jean-Phi Goncalves, Musical Director and Arrangements
Synopsis of the show
Vive nos divas is a tribute to the female icons of Quebecois song.
A musical fable that wanders through all the eras of our memory, the show celebrates the living heritage and vibrant legacy of our female singers, carried by a rhythmic acrobatic and choreographic breath.
In a scenography inspired by the power of nature, you will discover a bucolic and refined universe, in which a young queen guiding her people walks from one tableau to the next, her eyes turned towards the future.
Created and produced by Cirque du Soleil Events + Experiences.
Under the executive production of Marie-Josée Adam.
Creative and production team :
Lydia Bouchard - Director and choreography director
Jean-Phi Goncalves - Musical Director and Arrangements
Sonya St-Martin - Acrobatic Designer
Audrey Toulouse - Make-up Designer
Nicolas Vaudelet - Costume Designer
Simon Guilbault - Set Designer
Alain Jenkins - Props Designer
Edith Collin Marcoux and Veronique Giasson - Co-choreographers
Chantale Jean - Production Manager
Michel Daudelin - Technical Director
Erwann Bernard - Lighting Designer
Cirque du Soleil's show, Vive nos divas, will be presented at the Cogeco Amphitheatre starting July 20, 2022 for twenty performances. Tickets, starting at $54.28 (plus taxes), are on sale online at www.amphitheatrecogeco.com and at the J.-Antonio-Thompson Hall box office at 819 380-9797 or 1-866 416-9797 from Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ticket holders can contact the box office with any questions regarding their show.
About Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil has reinvented the way the circus arts are perceived, from a local troupe of acrobats to a world-renowned company. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, the Canadian organization has become a leader in the live entertainment industry by creating immersive and iconic world-class experiences on six continents. Cirque du Soleil connects with its fans in an authentic, human and inclusive way. Privileged to collaborate with artists of 90 different nationalities to bring their creativity to life on stages around the world, the company aims to positively impact people, communities and the planet using what sets it apart: creativity and art. Over the years, more than 215 million people have been inspired in over 70 countries around the world.
To learn more, visit cirquedusoleil.com.