Press Release


Quebec City, Friday, May 17, 2013

Cirque du Soleil will set up at the Port of Quebec Agora this summer to present chapter five of the Les Chemins invisibles event under the title The Harbor of Lost Souls.

Inspired by the Port of Quebec, a place steeped in history, The Harbor of Lost Souls directed by Martin Genest will be a unique outdoor show. This free urban event will be presented at the Agora starting June 23 and will run until September 1st, 2013.

The Harbor of Lost Souls

In order to help him find purpose to his life again, the employees of an old customs officer have decided to offer him, for his birthday, a most unforgettable night. In this mysterious realm, the jolly schemers awaken a strange world in which the old man will relive some of the pivotal moments of his long life. In a stream of festive tableaux, the liberating power of memories whisks the old man away on a journey during which he will discover long forgotten parts of his inner self.

The Harbor of Lost Souls combines circus arts and the tradition of storytelling in the signature Cirque du Soleil style.

“For Martin Genest, the site where the show will be presented inspired a concept that draws on the memories of the bustle that once filled the Port of Quebec. We hope that the unforgettable night the old customs officer is about to experience will delight spectators and fill them with wonder,” said Richard Dagenais, director of creation at Cirque du Soleil.

A Meeting at Sundown

In a new setting, both physically and artistically, the international cast of 35 artists hailing from countries such as Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Canada and the United States, will give a 50-minute performance.

There is no need to have seen last year’s installment of Les Chemins invisibles to follow this new chapter.
There will be performances Tuesday to Saturday, from June 23 to September 1, 2013 at the Port of Quebec Agora. At twilight, spectators are welcome to this historic place as follows:

June 23 to July 31 starting at 9:15 pm
August 1st to September 1st starting at 8:25 pm

Unless the weather conditions threaten artists’ safety, performances of Les Chemins invisibles will never be cancelled but may be presented in a slightly modified format. Rain or shine, spectators will get to enjoy the show.

Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,000 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

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Information for the media: 

Rachel Dupuis and Mélissa Brisson
418 523-4540