Montreal Circus Arts Festival 2017: Montréal Complètement Cirque

Montréal Complètement Cirque Promises Flips, Dips and Showmanship

Montréal Complètement Cirque is a circus festival scheduled every July.
••• Above: Montréal Complètement Cirque street arts in progress. In 2016, the festival's free circus street events involve several locations across the city, including on St. Denis Street which is hosting a series of free performances from July 7 to July 17 between Ste. Catherine Street and Sherbrooke. Photo courtesy of Montréal Complètement Cirque

Montreal Circus Arts Festival 2017: Montréal Complètement Cirque

One could make a case for Montreal being a world capital for circus arts, what, with Cirque du Soleil headquarters located in the city alongside the National Circus School and other renowned Quebec circus troupes such as Les 7 Doigts de la main and Cirque Éloize staking a claim to international circus fame.

So it should come as no surprise that one of Montreal's leading summer festivals -Montréal Complètement Cirque- homes in on the mind-bending contortions, flips, juggling, balancing, clowning, flying and other physical feats circus artists surprise us with year in, year out. Montréal Complètement Cirque is a concerted creative effort of La TOHU, the National Circus School, Cirque Éloize, Les 7 Doigts de la main, En Piste -a national circus arts network- and of course, juggernaut Cirque du Soleil.

The circus festival's next edition runs July 6 to July 16, 2017, and features circus professionals from across the globe converging to talk shop as well as perform their latest projects for the public.

Montréal Complètement Cirque: Free Shows

Free shows have become a significant part of Montréal Complètement Cirque's programming, held all over the city at various outdoor locations, including at Complexe Desjardins, Jardins Gamelin and the Gay Village throughout the festival. Here's the schedule

For the complete 2017 lineup, visit the Montréal Complètement Cirque website.

Visiting Montreal? Consider staying at these centrally-located festival hotels, many of which are located in close proximity to Montréal Complètement Cirque's free shows.

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