Cirque Le Masque: Carnivale

Happy New Year everybody!

I spent New Year’s Eve watching my wife Michelle Dortignac perform in an amazing show called Cirque Le Masque: Carnivale.

Cirque Le Masque performed six shows over three days at the beautiful Patchougue Theatre, on Long Island. The late show on New Year’s Eve featured a New Year’s party at midnight (during the intermission) replete with Champagne toast and hors d’oeuvres for the whole audience! Nice way to ring in the new year!

Michelle performed a fabulous duo trapeze act with fellow aerialist Kristen Olness; and she also choreographed and performed in a triple silk act along with Kristen Olness and Hilary Sweeney. Michelle, Kristen and Hilary were brought together for this show by Laura Witwer and Angela Jones of ImaginAerial.

All of the performances in this show were STUNNING!

I took a few pictures from the wings on stage-left during the early show, and then more pictures from the balcony during the late show. You can see a mix of my pictures of the Cirque Le Masque show after this:

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Cirque Le Masque: Carnivale | New Years Eve 2008

Entrance Parade | Cirque Le Masque: Carnivale

Entrance Parade | Cirque Le Masque: Carnivale

Entrance Parade | Cirque Le Masque: Carnivale

Ensemble Dancers

Anne Grandeau performing Triple Aerial Rope

Anne Grandeau performing Triple Aerial Rope

Evgeniy Vilkovskiy performing Chair Balance

Evgeniy Vilkovskiy performing Chair Balance

Evgeniy Vilkovskiy performing Chair Balance

Michelle Dortignac and Kristen Olness performing Duo Trapeze

Michelle Dortignac and Kristen Olness performing Duo Trapeze

Michelle Dortignac and Kristen Olness performing Duo Trapeze

Michelle Dortignac and Kristen Olness performing Duo Trapeze

Weego performing Comedy

Danny D'Oscar performing Flying Straps

View from the wings on stage left

New Year's Eve party during Intermission

Kristen Olness, Michelle Dortignac and Hilary Sweeney performing Silks

Hilary Sweeney, Michelle Dortignac and Kristen Olness performing Silks

Hilary Sweeney, Michelle Dortignac and Kristen Olness performing Silks

Hilary Sweeney, Michelle Dortignac and Kristen Olness performing Silks

Michelle Dortignac and Hilary Sweeney performing Silks

Hilary Sweeney, Michelle Dortignac and Kristen Olness performing Silks

Hilary Sweeney, Michelle Dortignac and Kristen Olness performing Silks

Roberto Laurano, Max Laurino-Maria Riquelme performing The Risley Act

Roberto Laurano, Max Laurino-Maria Riquelme performing The Risley Act

Danny D'Oscar performing Cube Juggling

Danny D'Oscar performing Cube Juggling

Irina Burdesky performing Hula Hoops

Evgeniy Vilkovskiy performing Vertical Rope

Stephanie performing Butterfy Flying Silk

Hilary Sweeney (hammock), Vitaliy Prikhodko and Alexei Anikine performing Hand to Hand Balance

Hilary Sweeney (hammock), Vitaliy Prikhodko and Alexei Anikine performing Hand to Hand Balance

Hilary Sweeney (hammock), Vitaliy Prikhodko and Alexei Anikine performing Hand to Hand Balance

Finale of Cirque Le Masque

Finale of Cirque Le Masque

Finale of Cirque Le Masque

Finale of Cirque Le Masque

2 Responses to “Cirque Le Masque: Carnivale”

  1. Great shots, Ken. Looks like a really amazing stage/set. Very impressive. I wish I could have been there to see Michelle. I am sure she was amazing!

  2. Hey Kenney! Thanks for sharing with us. You and Michelle are really doing a lot of unusual and interesting things!

    Happy New Year!

    Bob and Toni