Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts presents
Tickets: $35.00
Cirque Éloize Saloon presented by Desjardins

For the first time in Brantford, Cirque Éloize newest creation will be presented at the Sanderson Centre on Thursday October 18 at 8:00 PM

Brantford  – The Sanderson Centre is pleased to present the Brantford premiere of Canadian (or Montreal-based) contemporary circus troupe Cirque Éloize 11th touring show Saloon – A Musical Acrobatic Adventure. 

Inspired by the rich legacy of the Wild West, Saloon transports audiences to a dusty gathering place. Swing open the Saloon doors and rustle up some fun for the entire family with this musical and acrobatic adventure. The stage fizzes and thrums with infectious energy and phenomenal physical feats as 11 top-level cast members perform for a music-packed theatrical thrill-ride! Prepare to be blown away by a chase worthy of the greatest Westerns. 

“The show was inspired by our thriving power, the same strength that has motivated us for nearly 25 years. We borrow from the world of the Wild West, which we have so much in common with: a fundamental commitment to moving forward, toughness and the survival instinct, a tendency for irreverence and a sharing sense of community,” says Jeannot Painchaud, President and Artistic Director of Cirque Éloize and Creative Director of Saloon. “The Saloon is a wonderful playground for work of artistic exploration. It’s also a place of opportunity, one that made us want to try something different. It has the physical energy of acrobatics combined with the poetry of the theatrical approach, punctuated with humour and accompanied by amazing live music. Saloon is bright, funny and musical.”

This creation also marks the first collaboration between Cirque Éloize and the show’s musical director, celebrated Canadian composer Eloi Painchaud (Louis Cyr, La guerre des tuques 3D). Staying close to the musical roots of the artistic director and musical director, who happen to be cousins, Saloon mixes country extracts (Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash) with more festive, folk-inspired compositions. There are four musicians and singers on stage, and all the artists sing or play instruments. 

Saloon director Emmanuel Guillaume has put together an acrobatic comedy with 11 top-level, multidisciplinary artists performing with exuberance and humour: “Saloon is an invitation to the party, a fertile ground for emotions where everything is permitted. It’s also a meeting of different art forms that were already part of the rich heritage of this mythical place back then,” he said. 

Tickets are available online at ,  by phone at 1-800-265-0710, or in person at 88 Dalhousie Street Brantford. For the detailed schedule or for more information, please consult .

Saloon Creative Team

Jeannot Painchaud, President and Artistic Director of Cirque Éloize and
Creative Director of Saloon
Emmanuel Guillaume, Director
Eloi Painchaud, Music Director, Composer and Arranger
Nicolas Boivin-Gravel, Acrobatic Designer and Head Trainer
Annie St-Pierre, Choreographer
Francis Farley, Set and Props Designer
Sarah Balleux, Costume Designer
Virginie Bachand, Makeup Designer
Francis Hamel, Lighting Designer
Colin Gagné, Soundscape Designer and Sound Project Manager
Pascal Auger, Associate Producer

About Cirque Éloize 
A driving force in the circus art reinvention movement, Cirque Éloize has been creating award-winning entertainment content for nearly 25 years and ranks among the world’s leading contemporary circuses. Cirque Éloize has taken part in numerous prestigious international festivals and has seduced both New York’s Broadway and London’s West End. Its productions are crafted for a wide range of audiences and have been embraced by over fifty cultures. In the last 24 years, Cirque Éloize’s eleven shows have proudly boasted more than 4,000 performances in over 500 cities and have been seen by over three million spectators. iD, Cirkopolis and Saloon are respectfully the eighth, ninth and eleventh productions under the Cirque Éloize banner currently touring internationally. In addition to its touring shows, more than 1,500 Cirque Éloize-designed events have taken place worldwide.

Cirque Éloize would like to thank its creative partners: Montreal Arts Council, Ville de Montréal, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, The Canada Council for the Arts, SODEC, Desjardins, Filaction, The Pennsylvania State University Center for the Performing Arts, and Théâtre de Namur in Belgium.  

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Purchase tickets by:
Telephone:  (519) 758-8090 or 1-800-265-0710
In person:  88 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
$5.00 eyeGO tickets are available for high school students with valid ID. $20.00 uGO tickets are available to university and college students with valid ID.

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