The Giant

Cirque Éloize - Canada - Québec

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crédit photo : JF Savaria
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crédit photo : JF Savaria
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July 7 to 30 at 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (excluding Mondays)


Duration30 minutes
PlaceEsplanade PVM de la Place Ville Marie


With more than 155,000 spectators in 2022, The GIANT is back for a second edition and will be displayed on the Esplanade PVM, Place Ville Marie for the 14th edition of the MONTREAL COMPLETEMENT CiRQUE festival. The 50-foot-high metal structure will be hosted by the Quebec company Cirque Éloize from July 7 to 30. Catch this renowned troupe's show, directed by Benoit Landry, every evening (except Mondays) at 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.! An original, high-flying show that is not to be missed!

A presentation of Nouveau Centre by Ivanhoe Cambridge.

The show

Ode to joy

An immense steel giant stands before the horizon. Immobile, fascinating, it seems to wait for life to take hold of it. It calls for us to reach its summit to dominate the landscape too.
At dusk, a group of acrobats appears on the horizon. They advance like a clan that has come to storm the impassive giant, to set it on fire, to give it life.
During the whole performance, the twelve acrobats climb it, hang from it, deploying all their energy to reach its summit. Trampolines, counterweights on pulleys, vertical dance, falls from great heights and aerial acrobatics are the means by which they measure themselves against it.
To realize this extraordinary event, director Benoit Landry has surrounded himself with a team of high-level performers and experienced designers. The musical framework, both orchestral and rooted in electronic music, is based on well-known classical works.
The large-scale show expresses the fascination of the summits that humans have always had, the feeling of strength and exhilarating freedom that we feel when we confront the power of what is beyond us. It is an ode to joy and excess.


We would like to thank our partners Nouveau Centre, Tourisme Montréal, BDC and SDC Montréal Centre Ville.

« Le Géant maintenant considéré comme un incontournable du festival Montréal Complètement cirque (…) impressionne toujours autant. »

- Frédérique De Simone, Journal de Montréal

The Cathcart is presenting a completely giant offer!
Attend LE GÉANT every day until July 30 at 6pm or 9:30pm and take advantage of this offer*.
When you buy a pizza, save on your first drink:
- Beer - $8
- Cocktail - $6

*Offer valid from 5pm to 9pm (Mondays and Sundays off).

Presented by :

Nouveau Centre


Chief Creative Officer: Jeannot Painchaud
Creative Director: Richard Dagenais
Director: Benoit Landry
Acrobatic Designer: Rob Bollinger
Lighting Designer: Bruno Rafi
Acrobatic choreographer: Véronique Thibault
Sound Director: Olivier Landry-Gagnon
Costume Designer: Liz Vandal
Hair & Make-up Designer: Justine Denoncourt

Production manager: Jean-René Giard
Technical Director: Antoine Grenier

Marie-Christine Fournier - Waz'O - Trapeze and banquine duet
Louis-David Simoneau - Waz'O - Duo trapeze and banquine
Suren Bozyan - Rope and counterweight duet
Karyna Konchakivska - Duo rope and counterweight
Didier Stowe - Trampoline
Julien Roberge - Trampoline
Carl Rom Colthoff - Trampoline and hand to hand
Jesse Harris - Trampoline and hand-to-hand
Hélène Leblanc - Trampoline and hand to hand
Madison Ward - Trampoline and smooth rope
Yura Pavlov - Carrier and banquine
Max Yentin - Carrier and banquine

Original idea: Michel Laprise
Scenic structure designer: Michel Otis
Acrobatic structure designer: Guy St-Amour
Executive Producer Les Géants : Nadine Marchand
Production Manager/Executive Producer TOHU : Pascale Bélanger
Technical Director: Olivier Brunet
Conceptualization and manufacturing: Scène Éthique
Crew That - rigging and set-up specialist: David Groover
Show crew: Cirque Éloize
Technical Manager: Laval Dufour
Site Manager: Emmanuel Larivière