“Unique, world-class circus acts”
Moskovskaya Pravda (Russia)

 

“The most unusual and risk-filled production ever”
Izvestia (Russia)

“Mr. Soldevila deserves credit for finding a unique correlation of music and circus in which neither art form overtakes the other” 
Kommersant (Russia)

“The audience is transfixed“
Nezavisimaya Gazeta (Russia)

 “It’s the first time Moscow audiences have seen such a bright and risk-filled show”
Argumenty i fakty (Russia)

“Incredibly beautiful and unique acrobatics that can been seen—perhaps for the first time—not in a circus ring, but on the stage of a theatre”
Komsomolskaya Pravda  (Russia)

 

 
PRINCESSE DE CIRQUE

A contemporary version of the cult operetta The Circus Princess.

Written in 1926 by Imre Kalman, the operetta ’”The Circus Princess’’ has known many talented versions and many theatrical and cinematic fates. Now the Musical Theatre of Moscow has paired with the 7 Fingers to tell the audience its own version of the story, a story of despair, resentment, love, and hope. In this telling, the senses are sharpened by the danger of the circus arts. Existing stereotypes are broken down as the operetta is transformed into a complete performance synthesizing several genres: operetta, musical theatre, dance, and contemporary circus. 

Theatre actors perform together with circus artists in a unique and inventive staging by Sébastien Soldevila (the 7 Fingers). The show incorporates a cast of forty artists including actors, singers, acrobats, and dancers, and an orchestra of fifteen musicians. In addition to the staging of the show, the 7 Fingers designed the set, costumes, and lighting.

Official website

Video Report on Radio-Canada (French)

Durection 3h
Age 12 +

Music Imre Kalman 
Author of the libretto Sebastian Soldevila (Les 7 Doigts)Marina ShvydkayaAlexei Ivashchenko 
Direction Sebastian Soldevila (Les 7 Doigts)Marina Shvydkaya
Choreography Geneviève Dorion-Coupal
Chroreography assistance Natalya Terekhova
Scenography Olivier Landreville
Light Eric Champoux
Music Arrangement Yuri Poteenko
Costumes Nick Velehzhaninova
Make-up Marina Dyakov
Technical Direction Lina Polonskaya
Executive Production Alisa Aleshchenko
C.E.O. Alexander Novikov
Production David Smelyansky
Artistic Direction Mikhail Chvydkaï