Cirque Chic: Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche Unveils the Ultimate Department Store Spectacle!”

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche brings circus to the department store with exclusive new show.

@Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche brings circus to the department store with exclusive new show./ @LVMH Group

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche is raising the curtain again with a new show.

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up! The most fabulous circus in town isn’t in a tent under a big top, nor is it in the heart of some faraway carnival. No siree, it’s right in the heart of fashion and opulence, nestled within the hallowed halls of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. That’s right, the chicest department store in all of Paris has done it again, proving that culture can pop up in the most unexpected of places.

After the resounding success of their immersive theater experience “Au Bonheur des Dames” (The Ladies’ Paradise, for those of you not quite fluent in français), Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche is pulling back the curtain once more to unveil their latest masterpiece, “Entre Chiens et Louves” (Between Dogs and She-Wolves). And this time, they’ve enlisted the help of none other than the acrobatic sensation, Cirque Le Roux. Who needs popcorn when you’ve got jugglers, right?

Cirque Le Roux isn’t your average circus troupe. They’re known for productions that are more poetic than a Shakespearean sonnet and visually stunning enough to make you forget all about that impending credit card bill. Just take a gander at their previous hits, like “The Elephant in the Room” (2015) and “A Deer in the Headlights” (2019), which even scored a nomination for the prestigious Molière theater awards in 2020. Yes, you read that correctly; these folks are so good, even the French are impressed!

So, what’s “Entre Chiens et Louves” all about? Well, it’s like a whimsical journey through time, a mishmash of circus arts, comedy, and cinema that’ll leave you wondering why you ever settled for plain old Netflix on a Thursday night. The story revolves around three characters who have called the same apartment home in different eras – 1850, 1960, and the present day. Despite the centuries that separate them, they’re all wrestling with the same universal conundrum – change. Yes, even in the 1800s, people were struggling to put together IKEA furniture.

But here’s the twist, my cultured comrades. This isn’t just your run-of-the-mill play. Oh no, this is a spectacle of epic proportions, complete with balancing acts that’ll make your heart skip a beat, acrobatic feats that’ll have you gasping for air, and contortions that’ll make you question the very flexibility of the human body. It’s like the Olympics, but with more sequins.

The whole extravaganza takes place against the backdrop of cleverly staged machinery.

Yes, there are gears and levers involved; it’s like a steampunk dream come to life. And in a stroke of artistic genius, they’ve managed to blend history with the present in a way that’ll leave your brain spinning faster than a unicycle on roller skates.

But wait, there’s more! This isn’t just a visual feast for the senses; it’s a deep dive into the complexities of human relationships. Eight circus artists take to the stage in a set that’s so elegantly minimalistic it makes a Scandinavian furniture store look cluttered. Prepare to be whisked away to a dreamlike universe that’s part epic, part tragi-comic, and all-around jaw-dropping.

So, when can you experience this magnificent fusion of art and athleticism? Well, clear your Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from September 1 through December 30, and don’t even think about making New Year’s Eve plans anywhere else because there’s a special show waiting for you on December 31. It’s a circus extravaganza that’s both timeless and cutting-edge, proving once and for all that culture doesn’t just belong in stuffy museums. It belongs wherever you are, especially if you’re indulging in a little retail therapy at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche!