Cirque Alfonse is made up of three generations of one Quebecois family - 66-year-old Grandfather and amateur clown Alain Carabinier, his two children, Antoine, 32, and Julie, 29, who are a trained circus acrobat and a trained dancer respectively, Julie's partner Jonathan, 32, a trained circus acrobat who has performed in Cirque Du Soleil's Love, and their 2-year-old son, Arthur. The family are supported by live musicians, two of whom are friends of the family who grew up in villages nearby. Members of Cirque Alfonse have worked with some of the world's most renowned companies including Cirque du Soleil, Cirkus Cirkor and les 7 doigts de la main.
Inspired by the village church that was once the gathering place of the small Quebec community where company members grew up, Cirque Alfonse have created their newest production, TABARNAK. A Quebecois expletive, which once formed a religious rebellious cry now acts as an invitation to audiences to come together in a contemporary circus congregation, to celebrate heaven, hell and everything in-between and have a rollicking good time!
Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This event takes place at The Lafayette, The Underbelly Circus Hub