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Conditional support for Cirque du Soleil...
"One thing is certain, the government will make its aid conditional on the fulfilment of criteria. "We want the decision-making centre to be here in Quebec, we want the intellectual property to[...]
Cirrus Cirkus celebrate their 15 year anniversary...
Last weekend, there should have been three shows to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Cirrus Cirkus, a circus compagny and school based in St-Lin-Laurentides in Quebec. Of course, they couldn't be[...]
The sectoral committees on culture and...
"In the wake of the state of health emergency decree, Minister of Culture and Communications Nathalie Roy and her teams mobilized to ensure support for Quebec's cultural community, which has been[...]
Toronto arts groups launch new online culture hub
"As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, a group of local arts organisations have collaborated to launch Arts@Home, a website presenting free community-driven cultural resources. The arts hub portal[...]
Cirque du Soleil in the New York Times
"He [CEO Daniel Lamarre] said he was optimistic the company would bounce back, buoyed by its glittering brand and a public zeal for live entertainment after months of confinement." Read the full[...]
Guy Laliberté writes an open letter
The founder of Cirque du Soleil, the One Drop Foundation and Lune Rouge is making his voice heard through the debate on the survival of the multinational. "The paralysis of Cirque du Soleil’s[...]
Two must-watch videos on circus during COVID-19
A documentary about circus in times of uncertainty Circus artist Noeli Acoba interviewed circus professionals in different sectors of the industry to get their thoughts on the impact that this[...]
Why should we have to reinvent the performing...
The health crisis, with its radical ban on gatherings, is brutally hitting theatres, cultural centres and festivals. Six months after it opened its doors with remarkable success, presenting venue Le[...]
CINARS publish results from its survey on the...
"In order to assess the international situation following the impacts of COVID-19, the International Conference for the Performing Arts (CINARS) conducted a survey of thousands of professionals[...]
Reviving the arts and culture in the aftermath of...
Ten artists, artistic directors and managers, including The 7 Fingers CEO Nassib El-Husseini, propose three main priorities for action and related measures to implement. Together they represent a[...]
Circus performers parade happiness through...
"Forced into confinement since mid-March, Cirque Alfonse did not resist the temptation of creation for long. The troupe led by Antoine Carabinier Lépine has been organizing small parades in the[...]
What will the relaunch of culture in Quebec look...
"The Department of Culture will, if necessary, seek additional funding from Finance Minister Eric Girard in anticipation of the economic statement he is to deliver in June, Roy said, adding that she[...]