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Québec’s Cirque Alfonse Presents BARBU Electro Trad Cabaret, Jan. 3 & 4

by Helene Davis
December 21, 2018
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square
New York, NY 10012
212-998-4941
NYU Skirball will welcome in the New Year with BARBU ELECTRO TRAD, a New York premiere from Québec’s Cirque Alfonse on January 3 and 4 at 7:30 pm at NYU Skirball in Greenwich Village.

BARBU Electro Trad Cabaret is a bellyful of cheeky humor and brazen eccentricity. It's a circus for adult audiences - exceptionally strong men and women delivering edge-of-your-seat adult entertainment set to a rollicking soundtrack from a frenetic live band. Direct from Canada, Cirque Alfonse is famed for shows that explore the edges of contemporary circus. Barbu creates a strange and wonderful world, straddling old traditions with a modern edge - a wildly exuberant night out at the circus.

Cirque Alfonse’s blend of arts and circus techniques is rooted in the traditions of its Québec home. The company was founded in 2014 by the Carabinier Lepine family and acrobats who have performed with some of the world's renowned “nouveau cirque” companies, including Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirque du Soleil, Cirkus Cirkör and many others. The company has toured across the USA as well as to Europe, Australia and Asia. cirquealfonse.com

Tickets for BARBU Electro Trad Cabaret begin at $40; Tickets for Briefs: The Second Coming begin at $45. There is a discount for ticket buyers who purchase one ticket to each production. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org, by phone at 212.998.4941, or in person at the Box Office, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00–6:00 P.M. NYU Skirball is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, New York 10012. www.nyuskirball.org

NYU Skirball, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is one of New York City’s major presenters of international work, and has been the premier venue for cultural and performing arts events in lower Manhattan since 2003. The 800-seat theater, led by Director Jay Wegman, provides a home for internationally renowned artists, innovators and thinkers. NYU Skirball hosts over 300 events annually, from re-inventions of the classics to cutting-edge premieres, in genres ranging from dance, theater and performance arts to comedy, music and film.

NYU Skirball’s unique partnership with New York University enables it to draw on the University’s intellectual riches and resources to enhance its programming with dialogues, public forums and conversations with artists, philosophers, scientists, Nobel Laureates and journalists. www.nyuskirball.org.
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