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MONTREAL COMPLETEMENT CIRQUE FESTIVAL

For most of my life, I did not love circuses. But Montreal turned that all around for me via some kind of cultural osmosis and because, as an arts journalist in this city, it was in fact impossible not to write about circuses. So by the time circus festival Montréal Complètement Cirque, the International Circus Arts Festival, came around, I was ready – and genuinely happy about it…

NATIONAL CIRCUS SCHOOL PERFORMS AT TOHU

What inspires someone to run away and join the circus? Often there isn’t one simple reason, but I sure am happy that there are those who choose to hop on that caravan. Before circus performers hit the big time with Cirque de Soleil, they first have to learn the ropes at the National Circus School here in Montreal…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (APRIL 21-24)

The only thing on many Montrealers’ minds this weekend involves a sheet of ice, a bunch of guys with sticks and a fervent belief in the second coming of our beloved Habs. I don’t know if hockey playoffs can or should usurp Easter, but I do know that neither should occupy a whole weekend, right? How to fill the rest of your time? Musical public art? Cowboys and clowns? Buffy sing-alongs? Live rock shows? All this and more. And some hockey…

FESTIVAL COMPLÈTEMENT CIRQUE: STREET STYLE CIRCUS

Montréal Complètement Cirque festival will be taking the city for center stage and “unleashing” its troupes from July 8th to the 25th. Coming from Belgium, Spain, Germany, Australia, Walles and of course Canada, the hordes of multi-disciplinary performers will show the public why they weren’t made for office work.

THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL (JULY 9 to 11)

It has been scorching hot in Montreal, so we thought we’d share a nice photo of some snow to help cool you down. There won’t actually be any snow in Montreal this weekend, but there will be clowns! It’s the first ever Circus Festival in the city. This is your opportunity to find the perfect troupe to run away with. Start working on your acrobatic routine now. But if the circus doesn’t float your boat, well that’s okay. We’ve got nine other fun suggestions to do this weekend in Montreal! —————————————————————————————————————— [circus festival] COMPLÉTMENT CIRQUE – Lead by the world famous Cirque du Soleil and continued with numerous other circus companies and schools, Montreal has positioned itself as the North American destination for circus arts. This festival provides the perfect opportunity to see why we’ve earned that reputation. [film festival] FANTASIA – Through an emphasis of imaginative film programming from all corners of the world, Fantasia has become the festival choice of the underground movie buff.  Whether you are into Korean horror flicks, Bollywood love stories or anything in between, you’re going to find the best of celluloid creations.