Monday, July 2, 2012

Montréal is Totally Circus!

Montréal you're a circus!

As we approach July, TOHU begins to buzz with the activity surrounding Montréal Complètement Cirque, a huge circus festival right in here in our circus crazy city.  The festival, which started in 2004, showcases and promotes a wide array of circus art forms from homegrown artists and companies from all around the world.  For the next three weeks we will be doing a Movement Museum Circus Special; covering, interviewing, and reviewing circus.

One of MCC’s strongest supporters, the contemporary circus company, Les 7 doigts de la main, is presenting a show this year.  Fittingly the company’s eighth show is titled Séquence 8.  Eric Bates, a cigar box juggler, joins us by phone to tell us about his skill, and the piece as a whole.

After the interview, Karen and J.D. take their time describing the 2012 edition of Piss in the Pool.  I felt like I’d seen it by the end of their thorough review.  This 8th edition of Piss in the Pool featured the choreographers Virginie Brunelle, Sarah-Eve Grant, Dana Michel, 2boystv, Dorion Nuskind-Odor, Hélène Messier, and Leila Gaudin (France).

Then Karen squeezes in her quick and extremely positive review of Mélanie Demers’ FTA show, Goodbye.  On that note… goodbye for now!

Our show from JUNE 28th, 2012


Take care,

Allison Burns, Karen Fennell and Jean-Daniel Papillon

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