July 29, 2021
@ 6:30 a.m.
Breathtaking New Cirque Show Welcomes Live Audiences July 1 at Markham Fairgrounds
Canada's first ever physically distanced, COVID-safe Cirque Event is coming to Markham Fairgrounds this summer. Together Apart, Summer Cirque will bring guests together safely while also keeping them apart for the first live show in over a year!
The event will feature jaw-dropping performances from Tony Award-winning creatives and world-renowned arts collective The 7 Fingers. The group has been redefining contemporary cirque-style entertainment since 2002. The Montreal-based creative collective of writers, directors, and choreographers merge acrobatics, theatre, dance, multimedia, music and storytelling to push the definition and potential of live performance.
Together Apart Summer Cirque: A Summer Tale ― a never-before-seen outdoor, live theatrical cirque show is set to amaze audiences starting July 1, on Canada Day. Live, outdoor performances will run Thursday through Sunday nights, weekly until August 1 at the Markham Fairgrounds.
The event is brought to you by The Concierge Club, producer of Toronto’s highly successful POLAR Drive-Thru event that took place in Toronto over the holidays.
“Ontario has experienced some of the world’s most severe lockdowns and we’re staging an outdoor, safety-compliant, live entertainment event to bring some joy to everyone that has sacrificed so much,” says Monica Gomez, President and Founder, The Concierge Club. “Audiences can expect world-class production values in this breath-taking acrobatic theatre performance by Tony Award winning creatives. Together Apart Summer Cirque is my vote of confidence that after the long fight to curb COVID, Ontario will be ready for safety-compliant outdoor gatherings come Canada Day.
Together Apart Summer Cirque: A Summer Tale
A Summer Tale will take audiences into a fantasy world where the lives of 10 familiar, magical characters converge at a ball to celebrate the summer solstice. As they interact with one another in drama, delight, and acrobatic feats; an enchanting story unfolds. A sensation of sight, sound and emotion, A Summer Tale promises to dazzle audiences with heart-pounding cirque performances, stunning costume design, breathtaking staging, audience engagement and ruckus musical beats.
Together Apart: Socially Distanced Audience Platforms
Together Apart will adhere to health regulations set by the Ontario government, and masks will be required for entry. To maintain social distancing, individual private platforms that are completely spaced from one another will allow guests to be seated outdoors. Each can accommodate up to 5 people from the same bubble. Traffic flow guidelines will be implemented to avoid overcrowding and hand sanitization stations will be available. If further restrictions are imposed, the event will become a drive-in event.
Early bird tickets are now available online while quantities last ($44, $52 and $60 per person). Regular ticket prices are: $65, $75 and $85 per person. A minimum of 4 tickets and a maximum of 5 tickets will be sold per platform. In the event of rain ― for performer safety and audience comfort, shows will be moved to alternate drier days.
A portion of each ticket sold will go to Restaurants Canada's mental health and wellness initiative. Come to the table to show your support and book your tickets now!