A Hidden Gem Performance


"Animal" by Alfonse Circus

The farm is having a good time! Calf, cow, pig, chickens... it's a complete menagerie that Alfonse Circus has invited on stage for its latest creation, Animal, a delightful agricultural fiesta where music and theatricality prevail over acrobatic prowess. In this crazy universe, the five acrobats metamorphose into singers, dancers and puppeteers.

Join us for more! Stay for a post-show talkback with company members hosted by Jane Kirby.

Jane Kirby is an aerialist specializing in vertical apparatus. She recently returned from an eight month tour of the Southern U.S. and B.C. as an aerialist with the Caravan Stage Company’s original production Nomadic Tempest. She began her circus training and performance career with Halifax Circus, has performed frequently across Ontario and Nova Scotia, and has trained with several top coaches in Montreal, Toronto and Vermont. She now mostly creates her own work, often in collaboration with her partner under the name Lowlit Aerial Arts (lowlitaerialarts.ca). Recent works include In Defense of Libraries (Nocturne Halifax 2016), Beneath Our Feet (Kick & Push Theatre Festival 2016) and echolocation (Skeleton Park Arts Festival 2015, In the Soil Arts Festival 2015, Contemporary Circus Arts Festival of Toronto 2014). Jane has been teaching aerial arts since 2011, and has completed Introductory Aerials and Foundation Level Trapeze and Fabric teacher training courses through the New England Centre for Circus Arts. When not in the air Jane is also a non-fiction writer, and published her first book in 2017. She is thrilled to be back teaching and training with the Kingston Circus Arts community!

The circus numbers where a reclining acrobat twirls a female acrobat with his feet are particularly impressive!

- La Presse

A Grand OnStage Performance