Coups de cœur 2019-2020

Coups de cœur 2019-2020

TOHU

ANYTHING CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED

This unmissable event for all circus aficionados is in its 5th year. The show is directed by Anthony Venisse—known for his praised MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE creations. It features a selection of the most talented artists from around the world. It’s a true celebration of the circus in all its forms. Each performance is both playful and highly emotional, and hosted by a colourful master of ceremonies. It emphasizes excellence, diversity and creativity. The magnificent circular hall, adorned with red velvet, mirrors and chandeliers, takes the audience into the plush and intimate atmosphere of Spiegeltents and cabarets. Emotion and awe collide as carefully chosen acts are performed in their original format, following each other to make a fabulous portrait of contemporary circus. Incredible discoveries await, with impressive artists of diverse backgrounds—members of the most high-profile companies!

Please note that the animation will be in French.

TOHU's Fundraising Night will be held on February 20, 2020. the great TOHU fundraising evening will take place! Several rates are available for groups and individuals. More details here.

THE ARTISTS

KYLE DRIGGS (UNITED STATES), UMBRELLA JUGGLING

ANGELICA BONGIOVONNI (UNITED STATES), CYR WHEEL

DENIS DEGTYAREV CIRQUE DU SOLEIL (RUSSIA), AERIAL MAST

GUILLAUME KARPOWICZ (FRANCE), DIABOLO

KYLE CRAGLE (UNITED STATES), BALANCE/DRAG CONTORSION

KLARA MOSSBERG ET REGINA BAUMANN (SWEDEN), SMOOTH ROPE

LANSANAYAH (GUINÉE), KALABANTÉ PRODUCTIONS, ACROBATIE ET PYRAMIDE HUMAINE

ALSO, TWO ARTISTS FROM THE NATIONAL CIRCUS SCHOOL

ANTINO PANSA, (FRENCH GUINEA), SOFT WIRE (February 18 to 22)

LEELA MASURET, (UNITED STATES), AERIAL FABRIC (February 23 to 29 )

STAGING : ANTHONY VENISSE

Trained in Lausanne (École de danse Rudra-Béjart) and London (Circus Space), Anthony Venisse is an National circus school graduate, specialized in swinging trapeze and clown art. Henceforth, he hit the stage as an acrobat and clown. He swings and spins for company Tout fou tout fly, and plays a manic theatre director for the Daredevil Opera Company. Music also plays a big role in his life, after studying the piano for ten years. He produced in 2007 his own one-clown-show, Le Concierge, focusing on his music instrument. Since 2010, Anthony creates and directs the popular Minutes Complètement Cirque, a concept which continues to develop throughout the years, as well as major shows Duels, Fracas, Rouge and Phénix performed at place Émilie-Gamelin every year. He also directed for the ÉNC as well as GOP-Variete cabarets (Germany), in addition to being an artistic trainer and choreographer for Cirque du Soleil. Anthony Venisse has created, with his sister Amélie, a clown duo combining music and magic.

MASTERS OF CEREMONY : AMÉLIE AND ANTHONY VENISSE (FRANCE/QUÉBEC)

MUSICIAN : QUENTIN MAROTINE (FRANCE)

At 20 years old, Quentin subscribed to the teachings of saxophonists Sylvain Beuf and Olivier Py. Since 2006, he pursues a professional career, performing numerous music concerts and working on circus shows in Germany for several years. The experience brought him to introduce computer-aided musical devices for which he trained in Paris. His passion for travelling and his musical encounters led him to world traditional music repertoires, especially Serbian, Bulgarian and Turkish.