In 1992, Cirque du Soleil premiered Saltimbanco in Montreal. It would go on to be their first and longest touring show: 20 years and 6000 performances for more than 200 cities in 48 countries. From December 19 to 30, Cirque du Soleil will stage Saltimbanco at the Bell Centre for one last grande finale before retiring it to the history books…
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Montreal is truly nothing less than bright and colourful this week: outdoors with fireworks, street parties (and even street snowboarding!), interactive art and Christmas trees to decorate, and indoors with circuses, pro sports, craft fairs, theatre, Christmas concerts and rock shows.
This week in Montreal is tailor-made for music fans and show-hoppers, with hundreds of bands in town for the Pop Montreal music fest, while at the same time, the new arts and culture season gets going with world-class dance, theatre, film, art, circus and more, some of it even outdoors during these last days official days of summer.
Just as Cirque du Soleil’s latest touring show Totem represents the evolution of Mankind, so does the show itself trace the evolution of Cirque du Soleil itself- arguably Montreal’s most famous, beloved and successful artistic export. Totem follows the human desire to progress from the sludge of our murky beginnings to the pinnacles of human aspiration…
Feeling overwhelmed by the holidays? We recommend calling in sick to your life and getting on a plane to Montreal. A weekend getaway with us will provide the escape you need to make it to the end of the year. Besides, we’ve got circus folk waiting to entertain you! Here are our weekend recommendations.
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.