The cirque is coming! Cirque Eloize is making its way down from the Great White North. Founded by former Cirque du Soleil members Daniel Cyr and Jeannot Painchaud and business manager Claudette Morin, Eloize (trans.: heat lightning) is a smaller, nine-member company. For those made squeamish by the animal manipulation of big-top circuses, this athletically artistic version features acrobatic, balance, clowning, and tightrope acts of a human nature. Filmgoers seduced by the Cirque du Soleil trapeze act in Patricia Rozema’s When Night Is Falling are sure to wonder how this second child of the Montreal circuit compares. At 2 & 8 p.m. at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $22-33. (202) 994-6800. (Ginger Eckert)