Cirque de Bohème returns this winter for the fifth year to Cornerstone Sonoma with a new series of shows.
This year’s production, called “Freedom,” is an original spectacle with poetry, music and circus talents as well as a new original puppet creation by Kamela Portuges-Robbins of Images In Motion Media.
An old-style circus show based on the French tradition of the 1920s, Cirque de Boheme features trained performers including a unicycle tight rope rider, a contortionist, a cube aerialist, a static trapeze duet, a Chinese pole performer, a silk aerialist, a mime, a square hoop aerialist and more.
“Created in Paris during a period called ‘les Années Folles,’ this 1920s old-style circus is based on the French tradition and will transport you and your family to a mysterious dream world,” says founder Michel Michelis. “The story takes place during the past, the present and the future somewhere in your dreams, your memory and your imagination.”
French native Michelis founded Cirque de Boheme in 2008. It quickly established itself as a premiere French-American circus, with its unique approach to performance, inspiring storytelling and innovative old style circus sets staging.
Le Cirque de Bohème performs before 150 guests per show under a charming old fashion tent.
There will be three performances per day over four weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The performances will take place under the circus tent on Nov. 24, 25 and 26 and Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17.
Shows take place daily at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. except on Sunday, Nov. 26 the shows will be at 1 and 3 p.m. only and on Saturday, Dec. 2, the shows will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Cirque de Boheme will again support local nonprofit community associations by giving a portion of the tickets sale as well as offering free tickets. This year’s beneficiaries include the Living Room in Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance. Cirque de Boheme is also offering an amount of free tickets to children and families that lost their homes in the fires.
Tickets are $32 adults; $25 kids (15 or younger) and are available at cirquedeboheme2017.brownpapertickets.com. More information is available at cirquedeboheme.com.