Les Chemins Invisibles | Cirque du Soleil in Quebec City, Canada

Every year since 2009 during the summer months, Cirque du Soleil has been hosting a free event called Les Chemins Invisibles. Chapter four in the series has just ended on September 1st called The Pixel Frontier. Next year will mark the last year of the five year contract Cirque du Soleil and Quebec City made and completing the full five chapters in the series.

Les Chemins Invisibles hosted their show under a bridge right outside of the walls of Quebec City. Hundreds of people gathered up near the enormous stage in front of us. It didn’t feel overwhelmingly packed but definitely a lot of people. It amazed me that the entire thing was free.

At sunset, a child’s dreams take the public on a voyage into the heart of his imaginary world. An extraordinary universe where traditional meets virtual, and where the child becomes aware of the beauty of human contact through scintillating exchanges that multiply all around him.

Performed outside under the Dufferin highway overpass in Quebec City’s downtown area, right in the heart of the Saint-Roch district, The Pixel Frontier — the fourth chapter of the Les Chemins invisibles event created by Cirque du Soleil — combines acrobatic performances, dance, music and multimedia, all in the signature Cirque du Soleil style.

The show started with a smiley face guy making random sounds as if he lost the ability to speak but was still communicating with the audience. He was the best character because he was hilarious. There was only two faces his digital face could make, a smile or a sad face. When we had to cheer and it wasn’t good enough, he put on a sad face.

My favorite part were the two trapeze girls. They flew high and caught each other from a single shared swing. There was literally no room for error. The guy on the two ropes was also amazing. You probably need so much upper body strength for any of that.

If I had known, I would have rather gotten one of the seats on the side for better pictures but they had to be reserved ahead of time.

Let us know how Chapter 5 goes next year!

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The kid basically had a giant iPad.

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Super attractive.

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The two girls were really good. Amazing what they were doing.

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I think they were evil and trying to capture the kid.

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Even the kid was flying around.

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the girl in the middle blossomed from a flower. She had incredible flexibility.

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Bikers doing stunts.

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The guy on the top right was funny.

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The kid is being taken away by guys with black head boxes.

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Sad face 🙁

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The finale

8 Comments

  1. OutsideTheGuidebook on September 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Super nice Michael! Some lovely photos there.. I must confess I’m not a big fan of these kind of shows, but when I looked at your photos I thought I just might step over to the other side for a bit mate. Good article, well done.

  2. OutsideTheGuidebook on September 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Super nice Michael! Some lovely photos there.. I must confess I’m not a big fan of these kind of shows, but when I looked at your photos I thought I just might step over to the other side for a bit mate. Good article, well done.

  3. TravAddict.com on September 9, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I am a big Cirque Du Soleil fan, and I  have paid good money to see a number of their shows.  I might have to consider paying to fly to Quebec next year to see the free show instead!  I had no idea they did this every year.  It is a shame next year will be their last.

  4. TravAddict.com on September 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I am a big Cirque Du Soleil fan, and I  have paid good money to see a number of their shows.  I might have to consider paying to fly to Quebec next year to see the free show instead!  I had no idea they did this every year.  It is a shame next year will be their last.

  5. Waegook Tom on September 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

    This looks amazing! I’ll be in Montreal for a couple of days next June, so hopefully I’ll be able to catch a show!

    edit: Damn why did I read this as Montreal? Damn you, Quebec City!

  6. Waegook Tom on September 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    This looks amazing! I’ll be in Montreal for a couple of days next June, so hopefully I’ll be able to catch a show!

    edit: Damn why did I read this as Montreal? Damn you, Quebec City!

  7. Matthew Karsten on October 2, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I saw this show as well. Fantastic, especially because it’s free. Pretty sure I fell in love with the blossoming flower girl too.  🙂

  8. Matthew Karsten on October 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I saw this show as well. Fantastic, especially because it’s free. Pretty sure I fell in love with the blossoming flower girl too.  🙂

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