Cirque Barcode

31jul3:00 pm7:00 pmCirque BarcodeBRANCHE: A collaboration between Cirque Barcode and Acting for Climate


(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Details

There are two performances of Branché 3:00 PM & 6:00 PM.

Highland Center is proud to present a public preview of Cirque Barcode’s Branché, a circus show for people of all ages, played outdoors, that evokes with simplicity and optimism the climate crisis by celebrating the strength of community. In the show, the acrobats revolve around each other, on top of each other, climbing, jumping, pushing with a growing desire, an insatiable need to be higher and more dangerous. They build spectacular, yet fragile human pyramids. This frantic pursuit of infinite growth makes for a heart stopping scene of acrobats falling, slipping, and tumbling down to the ground. The shock of their collapse permits the acrobatics to become conscious of their frenzy. They start to connect with each other and with the nature around them. A more tender acrobatic language develops between the artists and the trees. The bodies climb and support each other, in harmony this time, not with a desire for heights but in an act of participating in the collective. 

Branché adapts and evolves with the different urban and natural landscapes where it is played, from parks to forests to city streets, anywhere there are trees. Each show is as unique as the location in which it is played; its content is influenced by its environment. To better celebrate the beauty and the specificities of each location, the public is guided through three different natural stages by the artists throughout the show.

This performance will require the audience to walk a short distance, including uneven terrain. 


Enjoy a delicious picnic dinner during the show! Order your picnic in advance when you purchase your tickets online, and dinner will be waiting for you when you arrive for the show. Picnics are available for pickup starting at 5 PM. A limited number of meals will be available for on-site purchase. 

PORKY VERMONTER: Overnight BBQ Pulled Pork on a La Panciata Bakery bun, house slaw, herbed potato salad and corn on the cob. $14

THE JENNY: Shrimp salad roll with lemon aioli, herbed potato salad and corn on the cob. $15

FIESTA BOWL: Black beans, rice, and summer vegetables on a bed of fresh greens with a lime vinaigrette, garnished with corn chips. Gluten free. Dairy Free. Vegan. $13

THE FOGHORN: Chicken salad on a La Panciata Bakery bun with a side of chips. $10

Event are weather permitting. Check back here or on social media on the day for a final notice for rain calls. 

Thanks to Quebec’s Culture, Francophone and Academic Affairs Department for their support of the performance.

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