Alone in his workshop, a labourer is hard at work to divert everyday objects from their primary function. His exploration efforts take him on a quest to find balance between productivity and creativity. But is he really alone in the workshop ? The presence of two beings who represent different facets of his personality appear in the form of versatile musicians and become faithful accomplices. Throughout the show, space and objects undergo transformation. At the heart of this world of artifacts are wheels, a hat conveyor, a lamp post, a ladder and a bicycle. As he calls into question his view of the world, the labourer relearns the laws of physics by constantly shifting between taking and losing control. Object theatre, physical engagement and inventive diversions are the essence of Robot in , a production that breaks loose from the spectacular by sublimating the creativity of the artists on stage.

Machine de Cirque is a Québec City-based circus company that packs high doses of dizzying feats, powerful emotions, poetry, intelligence and humour into its innovative and original circus shows. The Company’s ingenious and deeply human creations skillfully blend the highest levels of contemporary circus with musical and theatrical performances. Driven by this unifying vision, Machine de Cirque’s unique approach to the circus arts produces shows that dazzle the mind, touch the heart and move the spirit.

Author and Performer : Yohann Trépanier

Staging : Yohann Trépanier, along with the show’s creators and performers

Staging Assistance : Raphaël Posadas

Creative Performers, Music Composers : Laurence Sabourin & Frédéric Lebrasseur

Dramaturgy Advisors : Claudie Gagnon, Maxim Laurin

Main External View : Marilou Castonguay, Adam Strom

External Views for Targeted Numbers : Raphaël Dubé, Nathan Biggs-Penton, Geneviève Kerouac, Marcelo Matta

Artistic Consultant : Vincent Dubé

Acrobatic Accessories Design : Yohann Trépanier

Accessories conception : Noémie Richard

Accessories : Noémie Richard, David Leblanc, Mario Tremblay, Mario Jakul, Vélo Roy-O

Scenographic co-conception : Yohann Trépanier and Noémie Richard

Costumes : Mona Eliceiry

Lighting Design : Bruno Matte, Laurie Foster

Production Director : Annie Frenette

Technical Director : Sébastien Doré