Montréal Complètement Cirque

Montreal’s Ultimate Free Circus Extravaganza: Awe-Inspiring Acts Await!

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Looking for an exciting free activity in Montreal? The 15th edition of Montréal Complètement Cirque is here, offering death-defying acts and captivating performances for everyone to enjoy without spending a dime!

Summary

Montréal Complètement Cirque, in collaboration with Loto-Québec, is set to transform the city into a vibrant circus hub from July 4 to July 14, 2024. The festival features a 52-foot steel giant at the Esplanade PVM, Place Ville Marie, serving as the central stage for various breathtaking performances. One of the highlights is “Le Géante!,” a dynamic show led by 10-year-old Krump dancer Adeline Kerry Cruz, mentored by Jr Maddripp. This free show runs daily at 6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (except Monday, July 8).

The festival brings together circus talents from around the world, including the UK, Australia, the US, and Quebec. Notable performances include “Smashed2” with its unique juggling act involving 80 oranges and seven watermelons, and “Duck Pond,” a modern twist on Swan Lake by Circa. Additionally, the young company People Watching debuts with “Play Dead,” blending acrobatics, movement, and physical theatre. Barbu returns for its 15th edition, promising an electrifying evening filled with curiosity and eccentricity.

Fun Facts

  • Le Géante!: The show features a colossal human-shaped structure and showcases the Krump dance talents of a 10-year-old prodigy.
  • Smashed2: This unique juggling performance uses 80 oranges and seven watermelons, creating a visually stunning spectacle.
  • Duck Pond: A modern reinvention of Swan Lake, combining acrobatics and physical theatre.
  • Montréal Complètement Cirque: Founded in 2010, it is North America’s first international festival dedicated to circus arts, brought to life by a collective dream involving TOHU, Cirque Éloize, Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirque du Soleil, the National Circus School, and En Piste.
  • Barbu: Known for its electro-trad fairground theme, providing a festive and eccentric experience for the audience.

Don’t miss out on this exhilarating free activity in Montreal! Whether you’re a fan of gravity-defying stunts or looking to enjoy a unique cultural experience, Montréal Complètement Cirque has something for everyone. Mark your calendars and immerse yourself in the world of circus arts from July 4 to July 14, 2024.

For more information: Montréal Complètement Cirque’s death-defying free acts are coming to town (timeout.com)

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