Cirque Alfonse


Following their successful first year at MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE in 2017, the energetic Cirque Alfonse is back home with Tabarnak. They’re fresh off a greatly successful international tour. The company invites us once again to take part in this festive, unrestrained event. The trad-rock musical fresco praises heaven and hell, as well as the church’s spirit of communion, and revisits the sacred in a delicious, irreverent way. With the liberating swear word “tabarnak”, the company holds an unbridled, surreal mass.

From the church basement to the nave, the altar and the choir, the iconoclastic Cirque Alfonse enter this symbolic space, giving it a revamp. Don’t miss the chance to see this production again in Montreal. It’s a show that people love for its devilish pace, its mockery and contagious happiness!

Q&A with the artists on October 3rd


The company, which unites the Carabinier-Lépine family and friends, gets its name from Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez, its municipality of origin in Lanaudière. The Québec fibre is central to each Cirque Alfonse creations as the troupe draws on national folklore for themes, to which a modern touch is added.

The Alfonse clan has captured the hearts of festival-goers at MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE in 2011 with its lumber camp in Timber!, and its cabaret electro-traditional Barbu in 2014 and 2015. After having toured the globe several times and experienced worldwide success, the troupe returns to TOHU to give you have an unforgettable time.

Learn more about the company, click HERE