Montreal is going COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE!

MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE is a Festival that brings people together across the city every July with a stunning circus program. For 11 days, Montreal moves to the rhythm of circus arts. Its venues, streets, parks, and sidewalks become stages to showcase colourful, high-flying performances from here and around the world. An event not to be missed, MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE presents diversity in all its forms and expressions by creating moments where the most talented artists from the circus world come together to perform.

Created in 2010, it is the result of a collective dream that brings together TOHU—the project’s driving force—along with the support of Cirque Éloize, Les7 doigts de la main, Cirque du Soleil, the National Circus School, and En Piste. Together, they pooled their expertise, resources and will to create the first North American international festival dedicated to circus arts.

Located at the heart of the Cité des arts du cirque, TOHU is a place of diffusion, creation, experimentation, and convergence between culture (CIRCUS), environment (EARTH) and community involvement (HUMAN).

Memorable moments will keep on coming and, for eleven days of celebration, unparalleled feats and the endless inventiveness of today’s circus creators will unfurl in the core of the two main hubs: TOHU and Quartier Latin’s QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES.

Joyful reunions and incredible discoveries make up this 2019 programming, with shows originating from the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Colombia as well as Canada. Inaugurating the Festival in a wonderful way will be none other than famous Quebec-based company LES 7 DOIGTS, back after travelling across the globe to give Montrealers BOSCH DREAMS, a fantastic journey into the Dutch painter’s unique universe. Given the craze surrounding this production, extra representations have been added until July 14! Also, inspired by the underground music scene, fearless movie-like stunts as well as circus tricks, the amazing daredevils Berliners from ANALOG will convey the audience to an unconventional circus experience with FINALE, presented in collaboration with FESTIVAL JUSTE POUR RIRE.

Fabulous acrobatic feat duo EL NUCLEO, comprised of Colombians—now living in Europe—Wilmer Marquez and Edward Aleman, will deliver fabulous SOMOS with four fellow artists in a powerful show about the search for their origins and identity. Back at TOHU, the English from GANDINI JUGGLING—one of the most prolific and bold companies of the last two decades—will perform SPRING, a clever blend of dance and stunning juggling, created in collaboration with choreographer ALEXANDER WHITLEY. In a world premiere, we will present LA GALERIE, a new—and very awaited!—MACHINE DE CIRQUE creation, where seven world-class circus artists and a multi-instrumentalist will take festival-goers on a journey to the limits of art… where it all gets blurry! The more adventurous will enjoy SE PRENDRE, an out-of-the-ordinary show in close proximity, by CLAUDEL DOUCET and COOPER SMITH. DYNAMO THÉÂTRE and À DEUX ROUX’S GUILLAUME DOIN will offer À DEUX ROUES, LA VIE !

“Already ten years of an exhilarating journey into the rich and surprising circus universe. Each year, I’m delighted to be sharing with artists and the public intense moments of joy, fear and admiration arising from extraordinary creativity and search for excellence.” Nadine Marchand, Director of MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE

As it has been the case for the past 10 years, the impeccable summer event will transform the city into a true open-sky circus ring. Montréal will come alive to the beat of a rich and diversified outdoor programming, for the greatest pleasure of Festival enthusiasts as well as new fans, tourists and passersby! The well-known MINUTES COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE will be back on ST. DENIS STREET, in Quartier des spectacles, and festival-goers will be treated to new and spectacular original work performed on PLACE ÉMILIE-GAMELIN. And, this year again, several MONTREAL DISTRICTS will turn COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE for an evening or a weekend!

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