Machine de Cirque is a Québec City-based circus company that packs high doses of dizzying feats, powerful emotions, poetry, intelligence and humour into its in- novative and original circus shows. The Company’s ingenious and deeply human creations skillfully blend the highest levels of contemporary circus with musical and theatrical performances. Driven by this unifying vision, Machine de Cirque’s unique approach to the circus arts produces shows that dazzle the mind, touch the heart and move the spirit.


Machine de Cirque: Robot Infidèle

Yohann Trépanier Author and Performer

Raphaël Posadas Staging Assistance

Laurence Sabourin & Frédéric Lebrasseur  Composers and Performers

Vincent Dubé Artistic Consultant

 Yohann Trépanier Accessory Design

Mona Eliceiry Costumes

Bruno Matte, Laurie Foster Lighting Design

Annie Frenette Production Director

Sébastien Doré Technical Director

Machine de Cirque: Robot Infidèle runs approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.


Alone in his workshop, a labourer is hard at work to divert everyday objects from their primary function. His exploration efforts take him on a quest to find balance between productivity and creativity. But is he really alone in the workshop ? The presence of two beings who represent different facets of his personality appear in the form of versatile musicians and become faithful accomplices. Throughout the show, space and objects undergo transformation. At the heart of this world of artifacts are wheels, a hat conveyor, a lamp post, a ladder and a bicycle. As he calls into question his view of the world, the labourer relearns the laws of physics by constantly shifting between taking and losing control. Object theatre, physical engagement and inventive diversions are the essence of Robot in , a production that breaks loose from the spectacular by sublimating the creativity of the artists on stage.


YOHANN TRÉPANIER Creative, entrepreneurial and human, Yohann Trépa- nier is one of the cofounders of the Machine de Cirque company. A graduate of the Québec City and Montréal circus schools, he has performed on the stages of some twenty countries in Europe, North America and Asia. In addition to having worked as a designer with Cirque du Soleil, he is the creator of the duo Les Beaux-Frères, one performance of which has received more than 150 mil- lion views on the Internet.

LAURENCE SABOURIN-LAFLAMME is a choreo- grapher, interpretive dancer and musician. As a trained contemporary dancer, classical pianist and self-taught accordionist, she is involved in several interdisciplinary pro- jects that combine music, dance, theatre and circus, including: the Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra, Mandoline Hybride, les Avalées and Les Chasseurs de rêves.

FRÉDÉRIC LEBRASSEUR Multi-instrumentalist Frédéric Lebrasseur is a co-founder of the Machine de Cirque company. He has been composing, directing and improvi- sing since 1991 as part of various music groups of different styles. As a musician and composer for theatre (Robert Lepage), puppeteering, ani- mation film (NFB), visual arts and dance pro- ductions, he has performed in over 25 countries.