Due to the worldwide smash success that Cirque du Soleil has attained Montreal has come to be thought of as a circus capital. The residents of this city are lucky in that many different troupes are based in Montreal. Now we even have our own circus festival.
Taking place from July 3-14, 2013 and presented by TOHU, Montreal Complètement Cirque is an opportunity for Montrealers to take in all the aspects of what circus means and the ever expanding limits of what they can present. TOHU has been aided in this end by the likes of Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirque Éloize, En Piste, Cirque du Soleil, and National Circus School. The spotlight will be put upon on our best local talent and that of the entire world.
Circus is not about animals doing tricks, trapeze and acrobats anymore. Well, ok, the acrobats are still a large part of modern day circuses, but what a circus entails today is very different from any preconceived notions you may have about it.
Within the festival there are a variety of shows for a variety of tastes and budgets. There are loads of free outdoor shows throughout the city. As for the indoor ticketed shows you can take in Smashed (A British juggling troupe), Propaganda (an Australian acrobat troupe), Défi Clown (a clown troupe from France/Spain), and in its North American premiere Pugilatus (a Spanish clown troupe).
-Dates: July 3-14, 2013
-Venues: Place Emilie Gamelin, Quartier Latin, Parc Olympique, Parc Wilfrid-Bastien, Parc de Normanville, Parc de l’Honorable George-O’Reilly, Parc Olivier-Robert, Parc Jean-Drapeau, L’Olympia, Theatre Outremont, Theatre de Quat’Sous, Espace Libre, Gare Dalhousie, TOHU, Espace Go, Theatre du Nouveau Monde, SAT, Usine C, Studio de l’Ecole Nationale du Cirque
-Ticket Purchase: (514) 285-9175 or La Vitrine (145 Ste. Catherine West) or www.lavitrine.com
-Ticket Prices: Passport – $100
Passport VIP – $375
Various prices for individual shows (check website)