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An accessible playground in Julie-Hamelin Park
"The borough is pleased to be able to offer residents the opportunity to play and practice on an inclusive, high-quality playground. Thanks to this donation from our partner, the Canadian Tire[...]
Drive-in circus in Newfoundland and Labrador
"COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in the works for a lot of local performers, but one group has found a way to roll with the pandemic punches by taking their circus act out of the big tent. Smokeshow is[...]
Mon cirque à moi, a Quebec film inspired by a...
"Mon cirque à moi tells the story of a young girl whose father is a professional clown. Their relationship will be put to the test when the daughter, who prefers a studious and orderly life,[...]
British circuses say they face collapse without...
"Circus performers have delivered a letter to Downing Street calling for inclusion in the recent arts rescue package or to be allowed to reopen. The letter warns that their industry faces collapse[...]
A tale of two circuses: Circa in Brisbane and...
"Two of the biggest – Circa in Brisbane and Circus Oz in Melbourne – have endured months of zero box office revenue. "We're staring at a fairly deforested landscape," says Circa's creative[...]
Circus summer day camps start in Ottawa
"The Ottawa Circus School has adapted by moving its activities entirely outside, though the kids will have some shelter from the sun and rain. (...) Activities including unicycling, human pyramids[...]
Femmes du Feu: A circus troupe like no other
"Unlike St. Catharines and especially Niagara Falls, Welland is not so much a city that is spontaneously associated with the entertainment world. This is why many will be surprised to learn that a[...]
CSAW microgrants for US circus artists of color
Connecting Circus Students Around the World (CSAW) is starting a year-long micro-grant program for U.S. circus artists of color. One grant will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 each month from[...]
Cirque Éloize in the streets of Quebec City...
"Today was the media premiere of Serge Fiori's show, Seul Ensemble du Cirque Éloize at the Capitole de Québec. The global pandemic decided otherwise, but the circus company still wanted to mark the[...]
Artist gets $15,000 worth of circus equipment...
"For the past month, circus artist Benoist Hippolyte has been performing, with the Montreal street arts company Drôldadon, in front of the balconies of seniors confined to low-income housing (HLM)[...]
Montréal Presque Cirque
Nadine Marchand, Artistic Director of MONTREAL COMPLETEMENT CiRQUE was on Tout un matin on Radio-Canada today to announce a different version of the annual festival that normally takes place in the[...]
Cirque du Soleil announces comprehensive plan to...
Cirque du Soleil announced today that it has filed for protection from creditors under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act ("CCAA") in order to restructure its capital structure. Its[...]