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Run Away with the Circus to Whistler this Fall
Calgary’s Le Cirque de la Nuit travels west for Cornucopia Whistler
October 15, 2015
When we call Whistler the recreational capital of B.C. we’re usually referring to snow sports, hiking, mountain biking or a host of other outdoor activities, but this fall we can officially add acrobatics to the list as Calgary’s renowned Le Cirque de la Nuit heads west for Cornucopia Whistler.
VERADEASI will celebrate the Dawn of Winter on November 13 with high flying theatrics at the stunning Fairmont Chateau Whistler. The circus themed evening adds a unique new twist (quite literally) to BlueShore Financial’s highly reputed food and wine festival, exploring the mystical madness of the carnival world beyond the final curtain call.
It’s the first time the Calgary-based troupe is taking their show on the road and Whistler could not have been a more obvious destination. “It’s an exciting place to reach a new audience, with a long list of successful world class festivals and events,” explains company co-founder Jai Benteau.
Headlining the evening is International recording artist and purveyors of the eclectic, Beats Antique with a live set by David Satori & Sidecar Tommy. Vancouver’s Omnika In Motion and Le Cirque de la Nuit staple Circo de Nefelibata, amongst a long list of others will wow audiences—amateur and aficionado alike—with their aerial antics set to the sounds of Le Cirque de la Nuit’s ring master Bass Caravan and the Roving Company of Curiosities, Nelson’s MR. B and Whistler’s own DJ Sturgeon. From fantastic feats of hooping, aerial pole, corde lisse, silks, lyra, dance, acro, bellydance, contact ball illusion, contortion, juggling and cyr wheel, there’s no telling where this magical night will take you.
Ever committed to supporting local talent, Le Cirque de la Nuit will also be inviting Lower Mainlanders and Sea to Sky residents to audition for one last performer spot later this month. Whether or not you make the lineup, VERADEASI is your chance to run away with the circus for a night.