Less than a week before the first Dieppe Circus Festival! From Wednesday July 25 to Saturday July 28, circus artists will take over the Place 1604 in Dieppe. In addition to circus and street art performances, people will have the opportunity to take workshops. This event is a collaborative effort between Circus Stella, the Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre and the City of Dieppe, in partnership with local and provincial funders.
The festival will be launched on Wednesday, July 25 during the Dieppe Wednesday Shows. The public will have the opportunity to catch all the festival acts during a two-hour performance. The artists originate from a variety of regions and they include : Cirque Atlantic from Halifax, Trampo from Montréal, LaboKracBoom from Montréal, le Troisième Souffle from Australia and Québec, Florent Lestage from France, and Circus Stella from Dieppe.
On Thursday and Friday, July 26 and Saturday July 27, free busking activities will be held at Place 1604 during the afternoon. A few other activities are also programmed. Clowns, stilt walkers, jugglers and acrobats will entertain the whole family during this first circus festival in Dieppe.
Workshops are also on the schedule of the festival. The circus artists will be offering training activities for various age groups from July 23 to July 27. Registration is coordinated by the Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre and information is available on their website at www.centredesartsdieppe.ca.
6:30 PM – MC Lucien
6:40 PM – Atlantic Cirque
7 PM – Trampo
7:15 PM – Animation djembé
7:30 PM – LaboKracBoom
7:50 PM – Le Troisième Souffle
8:10 PM – Circus Stella
8:20 PM – Florent Lestage
8:30 PM – MC Lucien
JULY 25 -THE DIEPPE ARTS AND CULTURE CENTRE
10 PM – Slam qui peut
JULY 26 / PLACE 1604
12 PM-12:50 PM – Le Troisième Souffle
1 PM – 1:30 PM – Busker: Florent Lestage (juggling)
2:30 PM – 3 PM – Buskers: Circus Stella
3 PM – 3:30 PM – Trampo (Claude Belval)
3:30 PM – 4:10 PM – Buskers: LaboKracBoom
4 :10 PM – 5 PM – Le Troisième Souffle
JULY 27 / PLACE 1604
12 PM-12:40 PM – Buskers: LaboKracBoom
1 PM – 2 PM – Busker: Florent Lestage (juggling)
2 PM – 2:40 PM – Buskers: Circus Stella
2:40 PM – 3:10 PM – Busker: Florent Lestage (juggling)
3:10 PM – 4:20 PM – Guest buskers
4:20 PM – 5 PM – Buskers: LaboKracBoom
2 PM – LaboKracBoom at the Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre
It’s really a shame that the buskers will only be performing during most of the people’s work hours. I was looking forward to this event as it is around the block from my home, the kids would have loved it, but by the time we get home from work and daycare, it’s 5pm and the buskers will be done. Really a shame. I don’t think it was planned out well for those of us who work.