Cirque Festival celebrates ten years

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Posted July 12, 2019 by Rod Charles in Canadian Festivals

FUNAMBULE

The Montreal Cirque Festival is turning ten and this anniversary edition – which runs until July14 and features133 artists from Canada and across the Globe – is a great way to see how important circus arts are to Montreal’s cultural DNA.

Montreal Cirque Festival is a rallying and mobilizing festival which offers, every year in July, 11 days of crazy circus programming throughout the city. Created in 2010, this summer event has transformed the city into a true open-sky circus ring with the beat of a rich and diversified outdoor programming.

We present this photo gallery to help celebrate Cirque’s tenth anniversary. This is the last weekend to enjoy the festivities so if you are in Montreal this weekend be sure to check out this exciting festival.

CANADIAN ACTS

CANDIDE

Swirling on the ground or in the air, the company’s artists sweep us into an invigorating magnificent and moving fresco. (Montreal Cirque Festival)

7 FINGERS

Swept away by the breathtaking beauty of enchanting scenes, the audience is guided by a lecturing character who pieces together the fascinating story and works of the famous painter—an inspiration to Salvador Dali and Jim Morrison—with simplicity and humour. (Photos Courtesy Montreal Cirque Festival)

LA GALERIE

Filled with humanity and closeness, where music is an integral part of the play, the Québec-based company presents La Galerie for the first time in North-America. (Montreal Cirque Festival)

INTERNATIONAL ACTS

FINALE

(Germany)

Joy leads the way and unforgettable feats follow one another as each of the eight friends perform breathtaking acts, showing off their lively personalities and unparalleled skill. (Photos Courtesy Montreal Cirque Festival)

 

SPRING

(UK)

In a fascinating exploration of colour, the stage is at times flooded in red, yellow or blue, and the rings change colour like magic, to the audience’s enjoyment. (Photos Courtesy Montreal Cirque Festival)

SOMOS

(France and Columbia)

Only supported by impactful soundtrack and lighting, the six friends communicate the power of their story and the beauty of togetherness, against all odds. (Photos Courtesy Montreal Cirque Festival)

— Photographs Courtesy Montreal Cirque Festival

MORE ABOUT MONTREAL CIRQUE FESTIVAL

Website: https://montrealcompletementcirque.com/en/

Tickets: https://montrealcompletementcirque.com/en/tickets/

Program: https://montrealcompletementcirque.com/en/program/


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Rod Charles
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Rod has previously worked for Canoe.ca and is currently freelancing for Huffington Post Travel. He’s also written travel articles for the Toronto Star and Up! Magazine. Living in Toronto but raised in the small central Ontario village of Holstein, Rod is a country boy at heart who has never met a farmer’s market he didn’t like.

 
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