Artpark presents: Exit by CIRQUE INEXTREMISTE
Sunday, August 27, 2023 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Upper Parking Lot
Gates at 7PM / Fanzini starts entertaining audiences as gates open / "EXIT" begins at 8:00PM.
The insane acrobatics of CIRQUE INEXTREMISTE burst onto the basket of a hot-air balloon during a tethered ride, knocking the skies off balance. In this clownish, tightrope-walking, quirky, fiery, spectacular and utterly crazy performance, Yann Ecauvre’s extreme acrobatic French collective will play with our fears and wreak havoc with our perspective.
CIRQUE INEXTREMISTE has performed at major festivals throughout Europe since 2007. Don’t miss their Western New York premiere at Artpark!
Fanzini Productions's Ballet Poulet will entertain guests starting at 7:00PM as they arrive. Two world class Olympian-level idiots bring to you their latest masterpiece. She has prepared a poetic, delicate and tender ballet. He has prepared a bad ass display of mayhem. She loves dancing, he loves chickens. Nut-cracking and Swan Faking their way into your lives, these two will make you really question which came first…her tutu or his toupée? Directed by Joe Dieffenbacher and performed by Con Horgan and Kim Mc Cafferty
The presentation of Ballet Poulet is made possible through funding from Culture Ireland, the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, and other donors.
- This performance will be held in Artpark’s parking Lot D (the large lot closest to the South 4th St. entrance). As a result, no parking will be allowed in this area and the South 4th St. entrance will be closed to vehicles. However, pedestrians will be permitted to enter through South 4th St. Tickets can be purchased at the South 4th. St. entrance as pedestrians are walking in.
- Free parking will be available in Artpark’s upper lots, near the Amphitheater’s upper entrance. Access the park via the Portage Road entrance. Patrons will then walk down the red brick road or the Amphitheater stairs to the viewing area. ADA shuttles will be available for those who need transport. Allow for a 10-15 minute walk time down to the show site.
- Wear comfortable shoes and note that some walking surfaces may be uneven.
- Blankets and carry-in chairs permitted in designated areas.
Artpark is also hosting a benefit prior to this performance in the Mainstage Theater Terrace. More info can be found here!
The fantastic Cirque Inextremiste team and its 3400 m3 aerostat immerse the public, body and soul, in an unusual scenographic universe. In EXIT, a group of sweet lunatics find themselves trapped in spite of themselves in a life-size epic. Their mission: to free themselves from their straitjackets and escape at all costs from this world governed by strict and implacable rules. The play area, transformed by the flight of the hot air balloon, is an open-air theatre where the artists’ aerial waterfalls coexist with the stars. Crescendo towards freedom, Exit offers an emancipation of the mind, a powerful, luminous and unifying artistic breath, a demonstration of the porosity of the border between art and madness.
Welcome to this new EXIT adventure!
About Cirque Inextremiste:
With gas cylinders as an emblem, Cirque Inextremiste has traveled from theatres to festivals across Europe since 2007. Driven by Yann Ecauvre, real risks and scathing humor are the watchwords of this company which always pushes the boundaries of the extreme further. Cirque Inextremiste now has 8 shows and around 50 members.
Yann Ecauvre, with an atypical and self-taught career, staged his first show in 2007 entitled "Inextremiste" around a trampoline and gas cylinders. In 2009, the company took the name Cirque Inextremiste. The "Extrêmités" trio was created in 2012, with boards and gas cylinders as accessories ! In the same crazy dynamic around a mini construction excavator, the second part called "Extension" was born in 2014.
Between 2015 and 2017, the Cirque Inextremiste team grew to create two new shows: a spectacular "Extreme Night Fever" ball and a large-scale street show around an hot-air balloon "Exit." In 2018, Yann offers a new balance show entitled "Damoclès." This participatory form questions the trust we place in each other in the face of a difficulty. The company then worked on 2 new creations released in 2021 and 2022: a funny and caustic clown solo titled "Malàdroite" and a 2nd solo carried by Yann which takes the form of a spectacular experience "WARNING" where the notion of risk is once again central.
Supported in part by M&T Bank and Villa Albertine