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Mini-documentary about gay representation in circus

Mini-documentary about gay representation in...

Eric McGill, a Canadian swinging trapeze artist based in the United Kingdom, has been busy during the lockdown! He has been working on a special video mini-documentary talking about gay[...]

Learn 2 Handstand with Camille Tremblay

Learn 2 Handstand with Camille Tremblay

Over the past few months, professional tightrope walker Camille Tremblay has developed balancing programs for all levels. These are designed for circus artists, CrossFit athletes, people who practice[...]

Projects for young artists and cultural workers in Quebec

Projects for young artists and cultural workers...

All young people in Quebec between the ages of 18 and 35 can apply for LOJIQ's projects in order to be supported in developing their skills, relaunching their activities, returning to the job market[...]

Relief programs for city arts groups in Calgary

Relief programs for city arts groups in Calgary

"[Calgary-based] arts organizations suffering from the economic fallout of COVID-19 can now apply for a portion of relief money provided by the city. In May, Calgary city council approved $2.15[...]

Circus acts in Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles

Circus acts in Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles

"Downtown Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles' arts district is now outfitted with picnic tables and pop-up performances from now until September. (...) From July 16 to September 6, (...) Thursdays[...]

Apply for funding from Conseil des arts de Montréal until August 31

Apply for funding from Conseil des arts de...

The Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM) is opening its general funding program. To allow for a shorter processing time in the current context, the application deadline has been brought forward to[...]

Circus acts to watch online right now

Circus acts to watch online right now

Do you miss circus so bad that you would happily watch it online? This Globe and Mail article lists a good number of shows and acts from Cirque du Soleil, The 7 Fingers and Montréal Complètement[...]

Acclaimed Hopi-Tewa hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance dies

Acclaimed Hopi-Tewa hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance...

"Nakotah LaRance, a nationally acclaimed Hopi-Tewa hoop dancer who performed with Cirque du Soleil, died on July 12 near the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo in New Mexico. He was 30.  He died after falling[...]

An accessible playground in Julie-Hamelin Park

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

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 true story

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 government support

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[...]

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