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Berçeuses tristes & autres monstres
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Berçeuses tristes & autres monstres

Maxime holds a degree from the National Circus School in Montreal, where he trained as a well rounded circus artist who specializes in aerial acrobatics. He also grew up in the dance world, hence having strong choreographic skills and graceful movements. 

Circus

Performances:

2020 

- MPU, Montréal, Canada

2019 

- Wet, GOP Varieté, Hamburg, Germany

2018 

- Wet, Ludwigs Festspielhaus, Füssen, Germany

- MPU, Montréal, Canada

2017 

- Wet, GOP Varieté, Bonn, Germany

- Celebrity Cruises Production shows, Miami, US

2016

- Soap, Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary 

- Wet, GOP Varieté, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

2015  

- The bird that stayed for winter, Peut-Être Theatre, Roundhouse, London, UK

 - Piaf (PAM GEM), Blackwinged creatives/PINGNG, Bridewell, London, UK

- Circus nights, Aeronaut, London, UK

- Piaf, PINGNG prod, Brighton, UK

- Circus Maximus, Udderbelly, London, UK

2014 

- Off night,  Chamäleon theatre, Berlin, Germany

- Cirque de fou, Le Labo, Berlin, Germany

- David Pereira's Trip, Wintergarten, Berlin, Germany

- Grit: the Martyn Bennett story, Pachamama, dir. by Cora Bissett, Glasgow, Scotland

2013

- Brodowy's Broadway, GOP Variété, Hannover, Germany

- La Cour, Variétéspektakel, dir. by Urs Jäckle, Köthen, Germany

- Variétéspektakel - Show Télévisé, dir. by Urs Jäckle, Cologne and Bonn, Germany

2012

- Off Night, Chamäleon theatre, Berlin, Germany

- New Years event, Katerholzig, Berlin, Germany

- Private Gala, Cirque Starlight, Morges, Switzerland

- Picadilly Circus Circus, London Festival, London, England

- Aparté, Cirque Starlight, dir. by Stefan Hort (as artist and longeur), Switzerland

2011   

- Berçeuses tristes et autres monstres, research & creation workshop, Tony Chong, Montréal, Canada

2010  

- Les minutes complètement cirque, Montreal circus festival, dir. by Anthony Venisse, Montréal, Canada 

- Journal de bord, Annual National circus school show,  dir. by Guy Alloucherie, Montréal, Canada
- Clown show, fundraiser for the theatre Les Gros Becs, dir. by Yves Dagenais, Québec, Canada 

- Animation for the world premier of Psy, 7 fingers of the hand, dir. by Gypsy Snider, Montréal, Canada

2009   

- Crime, Annual National circus school show, dir. by  Gypsy Snider, Montréal, Canada

- Animation for the National circus school Foundation fundraiser, Montréal, Canada

- Longueuil symphony orchestra project, dir. by Benjamin Hatcher, Longueuil, Canada

2008   

- Cirque Du Soleil golf tournament animation, dir. by Alain Francoeur, Montréal, Canada

- Animation for the annual National circus school show, dir. by  Alain Francoeur, Montréal, Canada

2007   

- Animation for the annual National circus school show, dir. by   Johanne Madore, Montréal, Canada

05-07 

- Animator for circus workshops, Co. Les Forains Abyssaux, Montréal, Canada

2006   

- Sergeant Pepper's Cabaret, Verdun circus school, dir. by Michel Legault, Montréal, Canada

2005   

- Annual Verdun circus school show, dir.by Michel Legault, Montréal, Canada

- Effervescence, Quebec circus school, dir. by Gerardo Sanchez and Johanne Pelletier, Québec, Canada

- International Tango festival of Montreal, dir. by Gerardo Sanchez, Montréal, Canada

2004   

- Blocage, Béatrice-Desloges theatre troupe, dir. by Julie Bellavance, Ottawa, Canada

02-04   

- Annual dance shows, Carole Brouard dance school, various, Gatineau, Canada

 

Coaching:

17-20   

- Teacher, aerials and tumbling, Ottawa Circus School, Ottawa, Canada

12-14   

- Teaching aerials and artistic research, Die Etage, Berlin, Germany

2012  

- Circus workshops for schools, Cirque Starlight, Switzerland

2011  

- Circus workshops, Cirque Éloize, Montréal, Canada

07-09  

- Circus summer camps and workshops, Forrains Abyssaux, Montréal, Canada

2006   

- Circus summer camps, Cirque de Verdun, Montréal, Canada 


Media:

2017   

- Allgäu-Kultur, Markus Röck, press review, Füssen, Germany:

"In the air: Maxime Yelle doesn't adhere to the laws of physics while on the trapeze. Maxime doesn't only show elegance on it, but also humor."

2015   

- Britishtheatre.com, Stephen Collins, London, U.K.:

"There is excellent work too from Maxime Yelle who after a tenuous start as a warm-up act as juggler/acrobat 
(in retrospect, this uncertain beginning set the mood perfectly for what was to follow) is an active and committed ensemble member, as well as playing Bruno, the impresario who will be so important to Piaf’s success. Both actors brim with commitment and energy, whatever they are doing."
 

2013 

- Kölner Stadtanzeiger, press review, Cologne, Germany:

" Maxime Yelle, native of Canada, literally melts into the air while on his ropes hanging from the ceiling, almost as if he were part of a thread game guided by invisible fingers. "

 

2010    

- Spectacle magazine, press review: 
"Finally a young man, Maxime Yelle, brought some variety to the aerial lineup, first of all by being male and secondly by working on a double cloudswing, the double level of loops providing opportunity for some novelty as he moved between them in a series of twists and saltos. He was also the first of the performers to actually smile, which made him even more engaging." 

 

2009   

- The Citizen, press article interview, Ottawa, ON

 - Bonjour Gatineau, live radio interview, Gatineau, QC

2008  

- Flash, televised documentary, Montreal, QC

2007

- CBC, radio interview, Toronto, ON

- Good Morning Ottawa, radio interview, Ottawa, ON

- The Sun, press article interview, Ottawa, ON

- L'Express, press article interview, Orleans, ON


Other skills:
- Clown/Character

- Dance (ballet-jazz, contemporary, tap)

- Duo trapeze/Duo straps

- Other aerial apparatuses (trapeze, aerial hoop, aerial tissu, aerial straps)

- Handstands

- German wheel (basic training)  

- Juggling (general; balls, clubs and passing)

- Lunging

 

Bursaries and Mentions:

2010   

- Raymond-Blais youth bursary, the Desjardins Foundation

06-10

- Student bursary, the National Circus School Foundation

2006

- Bursary for francophone studies, the Ministry of Education of Ontario


Academics:

2011 

- Research and creation workshop diploma, National circus school, Montreal, Qc

2010

- College diploma, specialized circus artist program, National circus school,  Montreal, QC

06-10

- Sports injuries classes/workshops, varied, National circus school, Montreal, QC

- First Aid, St-John's Ambulance,  Montreal, QC

2005

- High school diploma, Ecole secondaire Beatrice-Desloges, Orleans, ON

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