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Cirque du Soleil's creditors undertake to pay artists who are still unpaid

Cirque du Soleil's creditors undertake to pay...

"A little over 100 members of the Regroupement des artisans des arts du cirque (RAAC) who have not yet received compensation for work done before the pandemic will soon be entitled to their pay. This[...]

Looking for Quebec-based circus artists for the competition Talents Bleus!

Looking for Quebec-based circus artists for the...

Julie Snyder and her team at La Semaine des 4 Julie are looking for the best talents from all over Quebec, les TALENTS BLEUS! In order to showcase talent from across the province, one candidate per[...]

Cirque du Soleil no longer belongs to Quebecers

Cirque du Soleil no longer belongs to Quebecers

"Cirque du Soleil no longer belongs to Quebecers, but Quebecers continue to wish it a long life." Read comments from Christine Bouchard, Executive Director of En Piste, Stéphane Lavoie, Director of[...]

Ontario Arts Council's Arts Response Initiative

Ontario Arts Council's Arts Response Initiative

Ontario Arts Council has put in place a $1.6M Arts Response Initiative. The one-time initiative supports individual artists, ad hoc groups and collectives, and arts organizations to carry out their[...]

Summer break Esplanade of Place des Arts in Montreal

Summer break Esplanade of Place des Arts in...

Surprise performances of dance, music, circus and theatre to reconnect with artists and outdoor shows will enliven the Esplanade of Place des Arts in Montreal from August 20 to 31. Among other[...]

The MICC carries on in August and September

The MICC carries on in August and September

The International Market of Contemporary Circus (MICC), which took place virtually last July, carries on with its activities in August and September. If you are curious to know how the MICC made its[...]

An invitation to rethink your career path

An invitation to rethink your career path

The Centre québécois de ressources et transition pour danseurs (CQRTD) invites professional performing artists to take a moment to reflect on their careers. If you feel like it, give yourself 90[...]

Auditions in Montreal: Physical acting training program

Auditions in Montreal: Physical acting training...

Set up over 25 years ago, DynamO Théâtre’s on-going training program of 210 hours is geared to professional artists looking for a continuing training program that focuses on physical acting. The[...]

No cultural revival plan before 2021

No cultural revival plan before 2021

"Concerned about the stretching COVID-19 pandemic which is hitting the cultural community hard, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Steven Guilbeault, is not considering a recovery plan for the[...]

Warehouse sale of second-hand artistic and technical materials

Warehouse sale of second-hand artistic and...

Écoscéno, a Quebec-based NPO whose mission is to reduce the environmental consequences of cultural production, invites the entire community to a large warehouse sale filled with second-hand[...]

Free Machine de Cirque show in Baie de Beauport

Free Machine de Cirque show in Baie de Beauport

"The circus artists will present five scenes in a variety of disciplines, including skating, acrobatic cycling, trampo-wall, Korean boarding and straps. Each chapter of the 50-minute guided tour will[...]

Listening to victims’ voices in circus

Listening to victims’ voices in circus

Read this Circus Talk article on the rise of a « wind of social justice » blowing on the circus industry and shining a light on the prevalence of abuse. It voices the concerns of circus artists who[...]

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