Cirque les résidus is a 25 minutes circus performance that combines tight-wire, floor acrobatics, poetry, story-telling, quick-change, and live-music to present an uplifting proposal. The show starts with the presentation of a queer identity as François greets the audience in high heels and proceeds to cross the tight-rope. He then disapears under his platform to re-appear covered in a black and white, extravagant costume; he will destroy the stage set in a quirky dance. This creature is stopped in its destruction as it tranforms itself through quick-change into the ghost of the land. The ghost will tell the story of this sacred land that has been taken. Then François reappears, and recontructs the stage set with new words that are poems in the space, inspiring a reflection on the ongoing presence of the land that supports our lives. He performs an acrobatic routine on and around these words, then again destroying the stage set, making the words fall down. When everything is down, he puts on his tight-wire shoes, telling a story through a megaphone. The story is about water and life, about the ghost of the land wandering to look for what we don't see anymore, looking for what is left that is sacred around us. The show ends on a touching note as François performs a tight-wire routine with Sandrine on a song written by the Wendat singer/songwriter. There is no solution pointed out by the show, but a feeling of hope that we can take control of our lives and find what is sacred in our daily actions.

2010 - present

2010 - present