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Le cirque débarque dans le Vieux!

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    Old Montreal and Old Port of Montreal

For the first time ever, Tohu is bringing the circus to the Old Port of Montreal and to Old Montreal with performances by Cirque Éloize, Les 7 Doigts and Cirque Alfonse!

Starting July 30, 5 p.m., passers-by, residents, joggers and tourists alike will need to be on the lookout, because... The CIRCUS is coming to the OLD CITY! For the occasion, three leading Quebec contemporary circus companies - Cirque Éloize, Les 7 Doigts and Cirque Alfonse - will offer free performances, every Friday evenings (5:00 to 8:00 p.m.), Saturdays (11:00 a.m. to 8p.m.) and Sundays (11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at the Old Port of Montreal and in the streets of Old Montreal! A Tohu production, with the precious collaboration of the City of Montreal and the Gouvernement du Québec.


Emerging from a strange pink box, crazy characters invade the Old Port of Montreal in search of a new lease on life. After a storm that left them speechless, these castaways will find inspiration through circus, poetry and music. From spark to pulse, to the great whirlwind of life that finally resumes, it is a true rebirth! De mille feux unfolds in spontaneous performances in the heart of the Old Port.


As the fog lifts and the circus emerges from the clouds, a collective of artists has gathered to perform once again for an art-hungry public. Moving through the urban landscape, ephemeral artistic moments will push the boundaries of circus technique in a nod to traditional circus by putting the audience on the edge of their seats with moments of pure acrobatic virtuosity. It's time to resurface in front of a live audience and share with them our love of audacity and circus arts. Welcome to BRUME!

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Cirque Alfonse brings the workers and sailors of yesteryear back to life in the streets of Old Montreal! Artists from the famous Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez company take this historic district by storm, evoking the sound of old horse-drawn carriages on the cobblestones, the stories of railroad workers and the excitement of the arrival of cargo ships. True to its tradition, Cirque Alfonse revisits a part of the past, offering amazing performances, scattered inside the old fortifications. They will be accompanied for the occasion by several Montreal circus artists.

TOHU would like to thank the City of Montreal and the Gouvernement du Québec for making this production possible. We would also like to give thanks to the Société du Vieux-Port de Montréal and the Marché Bonsecours for their precious collaboration.

De mille feux by Cirque Éloize

Director: Alex Trahan
Choreography: Lucie Vigneault
Acrobatic design: Nadia Richer, Nicolas Boivin-Gravel
Set design: Francis Farley
Costumes: James Lavoie
Make-up and hair: Maryse Gosselin

Brume by Les 7 Doigts

Art Direction: Francisco Cruz

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