28 mai 2024

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SOUTH AFRICA, NEW GUEST OF CIRQUE PHENIX

After its success in Paris, the Phénix circus is going on tour in France for the pleasure of young and old.

After its success in Paris, the Phénix circus is going on tour in France for the pleasure of young and old.

The Phénix circus presents its new creation “Rhapsody”, a creation by Brent Van Rensburg and Alain M. Pacherie, with the stars of the Zip Zap Circus and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

This entertainment brings together 40 artists (acrobats, tightrope walkers, jugglers, clowns, aerial fabric, unicycle) accompanied by singers and a philharmonic orchestra. A great show without animals, this opus is very different from the previous ones because this time, it mixes 20 musicians and 20 acrobats who perform numbers to the sound of cult melodies, great pop rock standards. Dance mixes with the circus to pay tribute to South Africa but also to pop icons of the time, including Tina Turner and her “Proud Mary”, Elton John and his “I’m still standing” or even Nina Simone and “My Way”, but also Johnny Hallyday,

In Paris, the 2-hour show including 20 minutes of intermission took place from November 19, 2022 to January 15, 2023 on the lawn of Reuilly (75012)
Monsieur Loyal was replaced by Trompie, a clown looking like a teenager who made lots of antics between 2 numbers. With his red nose, his white lips and his round hat planted on his head, he made the whole audience laugh. This former kid from the streets of Cape Town, where he lived from begging, joined the Zip Zap circus at the age of 16 thanks to his gifts for the trampoline. Today, he sits on the poster with his beaming smile.

The tour

The tour in France begins with the Parisian suburbs, in Courbevoie (92) on January 20 and ends in Clermont-Ferrand (63) on February 10, 2023:

  • 01/20/23: Courbevoie (92), Courbevoie Event Center
  • 21/01/23: Bourg-en-Bresse (01), Hall Inter expo Ekinox
  • 02/22/23: Grenoble (38), Summit
  • 01/27/23: Marseille (13), Cépac silo
  • 28/01/23: Montpellier (34), Zénith Sud Montpellier
  • 01/29/23: Nice (06), Nikala Palace in Nice
  • 02/23/23: Nantes, Zenith Nantes Métropole
  • 02/03/23: Rennes (35), Liberty Rennes
  • 04/02/23: Tours (37), Congress Center
  • 05/02/23: Rouen 76), Zenith of Rouen
  • 08/02/23: Lyon (69), Halle Tony Garnier
  • 02/23/10: Clermont-Ferrand (63), Zénith d’Auvergne-Cournon

The Phoenix Circus

Before creating his own marquee, Alain M. Pacherie was above all a fan of shows. In 1967, the European Shows, he decided to unite his life and the show. After his meeting with Annie Fratellini, he imposed a new vision which embodies a mixture of traditional circus and modern circus. In 1999, his dream came true with his first marquee which was unfortunately destroyed by the storm after 2 months of existence. He then decided to imagine a marquee based on a canvas nave devoid of internal structures, with 6,000 seats, able to offer total visibility to the spectators. The Phénix circus has just been born and bears the name of the bird which is reborn from its ashes. Since then, the Phénix circus has brought together more than 6 million spectators.

The shows are modern creations on written frameworks (tales, ancient or urban legends) We find for example “The Monkey King” by Sun Wukong.

See you next year with a show full of surprises, “The Stars of the Beijing Circus – The Circus Games”. from November 18, 2023, Pelouse de Reuilly (75012), then on tour in France and Switzerland.

Alain M. Pacherie

Founder and President of the Phénix circus, Alain M. Pacherie is also President of the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, the largest international festival and modern circus competition. The next edition will take place from January 26 to 29, 2023, Pelouse de Reuilly (75012)

As President of the Académie des Arts du Cirque Fratellini, he has made this school an essential establishment for the teaching of all circus disciplines in the tradition of Annie Fratellini.

Founding Vice-President of the Association Cultures du Cœur, he is also Vice-President of the association Les Petits Princes.

He was decorated Knight of the National Order of Merit and Officer of Arts and Letters.

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