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Cirque Barcode & Acting for Climate Montréal

Pillow Grounds | August 13-15

This roving performance involves uneven terrain on gravel, wood, and grass paths.

Cirque Barcode and Acting for Climate Montréal, two Montréal based circus companies, started collaborating in 2019 with a mission to work towards a more sustainable future by combining performing arts and environmentalism. The group reimagines the way their art is practiced, finding concrete solutions to environmental challenges. They perform in and around nature as a way to reconnect with their local environment.  

Their new work Branché is an acrobatic circus performance for all ages that happens outdoors, in and around trees. Revolving, climbing, and jumping around each other, the acrobats adapt and are directly influenced by the environment and location they perform in. The work celebrates the strength of community and emphasizes the human responsibility to refine and steward our relationship with the natural environment. As the only international company performing on the Pillow’s campus this year, the artists are dedicated to crafting a unique experience using the natural landscape as their apparatus. 

Jacob’s Pillow acknowledges PS21, Performances Spaces for the 21st Century where Branché will have its U.S. premiere on August 7 and who has partnered with us to ensure the tour of this program has minimal environmental impact.

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This is an in-person event. Please review our COVID-19 protocols for visits to Jacob’s Pillow. All patrons are required to wear masks on-site. Patrons are only permitted to enter campus with a completed copy of our pre-provided Health Questionnaire and a ticket to at least one event occurring on the day of their visit. All events at Jacob’s Pillow this summer will be held outside or in outdoor tents. Performances and PillowTalks are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. We value your safety; thank you for helping us to produce our festival responsibly.

Event Dates
Friday, Aug 13

12:00 PM

Saturday, Aug 14

12:00 PM

Saturday, Aug 14

3:30 PM

Sunday, Aug 15

12:00 PM

Onsite Event:
Cirque Barcode & Acting for Climate Montréal
(Site-Specific)

At Pillow Grounds: Aug 13 - Aug 15