Le Circassien is a blog created by TOHU and MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE to introduce the circus world to a wider audience. Our goal is to present the scope and diversity of circus culture here in Montréal and around the world through news stories, interviews and feature articles about what’s happening on stage and behind the scenes. Through the collective effort of its collaborators, the Circassien offers a portrait of the circus of yesterday and today!
Located at the centre of the Cité des arts du cirque, TOHU is a place for dissemination, creation, experimentation and convergence of culture, environment and community involvement. Since its 2004 inception, it has become an example of sustainable development through culture.
TOHU continues to make Montréal an international leader in circus arts. It plays a major role in the incredible growth of Quebec circus, which it places at the top of the bill, thanks to its dedicated venue and festival.
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MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE is a Festival, produced by TOHU 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.