Cirque Alfonse is emerging as a fresh and innovative young troupe in the “nouveau cirque” tradition. Its latest creation draws on the group’s Quebeçois country roots. With axes flying, logs rolling, and fiddles blazing, Timber! is a raucous celebration of lumberjacks, loggers and traditional farm life in Quebec. Inspired by their real-life family farm in the woods of Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez, the troupe share their artistry and folklore through jaw-dropping feats of derring-do: feats of strength and agility, and imaginative aerial theatrics—all set to a rollicking soundtrack of country life and traditional Quebeçois folk music, accented with a hint of freshly-hewn pine.