"Iro, Urban Fable attracts about 1500 spectators in Sorel-Tracy."
Les 2 Rives (translate)

"The ambulatory show Iro, urban fable: a great success."
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IRO FABLE URBAINE

Up on the invitation of the Mayor of Sorel-Tracy, Mr. Serge Péloquin, Danielle Roy, founder of RoyBox, and Patrick Léonard, co-founder of 7 Fingers.

Citizens, spectators, artists and technicians became an integral part of this piece depicted through a series of strong images, as well as circus, theatrical and musical moments. The city, the wharf, the nearby industries, the beach, the river and its coastline were all of the backdrops for this collective work involving 110 citizens.

An urban fable is written...

This is the story of Cherry Rose, a young girl with an overflowing imagination, transported to a fantastic world where nature appears before her eyes, emerging from a simple blank sheet of paper. On her journey, she will meet several dark, disturbing or marvelous characters all here to help her reach this fragile balance between humans and nature.

Iro, Urban Fable is a collective and participative work 

Artistic direction Patrick Léonard and Danielle ROY 
Assistant to the artistic direction Isabelle Chassé 
Lighting Bruno Raffie  
Costumes Guy Brassard and Danielle ROY 
Living public artworks by Danielle ROY Gaza, cerf mythique and Le Bateau de papier  
Original music and arrangements Antoine Seychal 
Texts Danielle ROY
Narration Patrick Leonard and Danielle ROY 

Circus artists of the 7 Fingers

Jérôme Hugo, Lucas Boutin, Éline Guélat, Vincent Jutras, Connor Houlihan, Pauline Bonanni, Gaël Della Valle, Colin St-Cyr Duhamel, Pénélope Stuart, Vincent Poliquin-Simms, Geneviève Bérubé et Frédérique Cournoyer-Lessard.

Production Manager Chloé Lacroix, Sylvain Auclair 
Technical direction Marco Vargas  
Acrobatic direction Karl L'Écuyer 
Stage Manager Maude Girard 
Sound engineer Robin Rondot 
Creative director / stage manager / citizen coordinator Alexis Hénaire  
Stage Manager Maude Girard and Yves St-Pierre 
Rigging Frédérick Dallaire-Pelletier and Laval Dufour  
Technical coordination Raphaël Choquette and Léonie Pilote 
Lighting Director Julien Laflamme 
Lighting Operator Christian Blais 
Lighting technician Martin Rondeau 
Head Sound Operator Robin Rondot 
Sound technician Amélie Bernier-Robert 
ADA/ Costumes / Accessories Audrée Boudreault 
Bicycle Heron Stéphane Beauchet 
Acrobatic Project Manager Karl L'Écuyer 
Riggers Simon Béridot and Denis Horth 
Head Machinist/Carpenterman Karl Labrie 
Machinists David Leblanc, Joel Saint Clair, Maxime Arcand, Robert Ouellette, Sophie Kroetsch, Eric Win and Oscar Roberto Bacca 
Runners Tommy Blais and Gilles Horth 

Film direction and editing Jean Nicolas Orhon 
Cameras Jean Nicolas Orhon and Daniel Lanteigne 
Drone and 3rd camera Olivier Péloquin and Ivan Duchesneau 

Additional music performed and/or accompanied by the Grand Chœur de Sorel Tracy and L'Harmony Calixta-Lavallée de Sorel :  Hymn to the Beauty of the World (Luc Plamondon and Saint-Roch); The Battle (Philip Glass); Romeo and Juliet (Sergei Prokofiev); Dance Macabre (Camille Saint-Saëns); Solo Trompette; Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg); Dance Me To The End Of Love (Leonard Cohen); Le Soleil et La Lune (Charles Trenet) 

Additional Music Playground Party (Stavroz), Freaks (Timmy Trumpet), Le Carnaval des Animaux, Camille Saint-Saëns, Aquarium (William Orbit)  

 

 

 

PARTICIPATING CITIZENS

Altigym

Cherry Rose Sophie Arsenault 
Cherry Rose's friends Olivia Blyth, Sara Blyth, Ann Blyth, Malika Delisle, Charlie Guertin, Coralie Guevremont, Marie-Ève House, Raphaëlle Latraverse, Maxence Tessier
Under the supervision of the director and head coach Audrée Descheneaux 

The Grand Chœur de Sorel-Tracy

Christiane Delainey, Martine Verschelden, Ghislaine Letendre, Gisèle Bertrand, Hélène Duguay, Claudelle Vincent, Ghislaine Goin, Micheline Lemire, Carole Dubé, Diane Pépin
Soprano Lucette St-germain, Luce Charland, Yolande Gariepy, Ghislaine Letendre, Thérèse Matton, Nicole Gauthier, Nathalie Proulx, Nicole Brouillard, Magali Rochat, Myriam Joyal, Nathalie Faubert, Diane Sévigny, Gilles Abella, Denis Lépine, François Gagné, André Daunais, Yves Abel, Michel Huppé
Pianist Yves Paul 

Harmonie Calixa-Lavallée of Sorel

Maestro Patrick Morin 
Flute François Couturier, Jonathan Laperle, Mélanie Hébert, Annie Marois, Francine Laramée, Edith Laforest and Pierrette Poirier
Oboe Michaël Lanoie
Clarinet Jacinthe Vincent, Éric Hovington, Roxanne Bélisle, Mario Bello, Mychelle Louise and Denis St-Cyr 
Alto saxophone Martin Paul, Mélissa Allard-Pombert, Felix Marcotte, Valérie Lévesque, Caroline Grégoire
Tenor saxophone Sébastien Tassé
Baritone saxophone Jean-François Matton
Trumpet José St-Onge, Guy Charbonneau, Richard Lavoie, Nathalie Simoneau, Louis Valois, Roger St-Cyr
French horn Julie Lamothe, Keith Nadeau, Manon Blanchette, Sylvain de Passillé
Trombone Claude Sheridan, Maxime Salois, Simon Chartrand
Euphonium Dominic Morin
Tuba Denis Champagne 
Percussion Elizabeth Joyal, Nadine Pelletier, Pierre-André Émond 

Acknowledgements - City of Sorel-Tracy

The Mayor of the City of Sorel-Tracy Serge Péloquin 
The members of the municipal council of the City of Sorel-Tracy Olivier Picard, Sylvie Labelle, Martin Lajeunesse, Jocelyn Mondou, Stéphane Béland, Benoît Guévremont, Patrick Péloquin and Dominique Ouellet 
The employees of the City of Sorel-Tracy 
Volunteers Annie Caissy, Anna Capobianco-Skipworth, Geneviève Deschesnes, Mathis Lajeunesse, Mélodie Lajeunesse, Louis-Georges Mandeville, Camille Péloquin, Chloé Péloquin, Clément Péloquin, Christophe Péloquin and Daniel Vadeboncoeur  

This show is made possible thanks to the financial contribution of the Fonds des régions et ruralité́ (FRR) of the Pierre-De Saurel MRC and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec