TIMBER!!! CIRQUE ALFONSE (via the new york times)

timber-5423

NYT: The troupe — which hails from the sylvan-paradise village of Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez and is composed largely of burly, bearded fellas who lift themselves and one another into the air in various improbable configurations, plus three generations of family members, from a lovably cranky grandpa right down to an adorable mop-haired tyke — makes all of its sets and equipment from wood and other materials found on its own farm.

348364-cadre-spectacle-timber-troupe-alfonse

UW178016_942long

The stage has an indie-woodsy look for which most Brooklyn coffee-shop owners would sacrifice their flannel and Red Wings. And the performers come by this show’s name the hard way: over the course of its hour-plus run time, no end of sharp-edged hatchets and giant crosscut saws are juggled, tossed and spun — often mere, unnerving inches away from those bushy beards.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

CIRQUE ALFONSE website HERE

tumblr_ndnsps4eeC1qjipi2o1_r1_1280

15alfonse-murphy-slide-GFBH-jumbo

15alfonse-murphy-slide-6TQB-jumbo

XY507778_942long

timthumb

timber147jpg-eowa

timber_portraits©serielstudio_002_bd

timber_portraits©serielstudio_039_bd

timber_portraits©serielstudio_074_bd

842179-barbus-cirque-alfonse-fait-demonstration

4 Responses

  1. Michael

    oh my! love.

    October 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm

  2. Pingback: Québécois Circus Super Beardy Troupe, Cirque Alfonse | “Timber” |

  3. BigBen

    Oh my indeed! Circus has come a long way since I was a child! Bearded beefy guys in red long-johns wielding big choppers – wouldn’t you have wanted them at your childhood birthday party?

    October 28, 2014 at 5:35 pm

  4. Pingback: » CIRQUE ALFONSE/ BARBU: BEARDED POLE DANCERS and other AWESOME THRILLS!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Switch to our mobile site