Cirque Éloize will present a new show, Entre Ciel et Mer, from July 9 to August 13 in the Magdalen Islands, while Cirque du Soleil will present Vive nos divas from July 20 to August 20 at the Cogeco Amphitheater in Trois -Rivers.
The Cirque Éloize show will occupy La Seine, a new room set up in the church of Havre-Aubert, in the heart of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine. Michel-Maxime Legault will direct the show, which will combine storytelling, acrobatics and music.
The public will see on stage 12 acrobats or musicians, as well as the storyteller Cédric Landry. Between sky and sea is described as “a complete immersion in island stories that have crisscrossed the Islands, from generation to generation, returning with the sound of the waves and the smell of seaweed”.
For its part, Cirque du Soleil has unveiled the names of the singers who will star in Vive nos divas, which is a tribute to the female icons of Quebec song. They are Marie-Christine Depestre, Heidi Jutras and Francesca Como. They will retrace 90 years of music in the show, for which Lydia Bouchard is responsible for the staging and choreographic direction, while Jean-Phi Goncalves is in charge of the musical direction.