Circus everywhere in the city

Montreal is going COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE!

MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE is a Festival that brings people together across the city every July with a stunning circus program. For 11 days, Montreal moves to the rhythm of circus arts. Its venues, streets, parks, and sidewalks become stages to showcase colourful, high-flying performances from here and around the world.
An event not to be missed, MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE presents diversity in all its forms and expressions by creating moments where the most talented artists from the circus world come together to perform.

Created in 2010, it is the result of a collective dream that brings together TOHU—the project’s driving force—along with the support of Cirque Éloize, Les7 doigts de la main, Cirque du Soleil, the National Circus School, and En Piste. Together, they pooled their expertise, resources and will to create the first North American international festival dedicated to circus arts.

TOHU, the driving force behind the Festival

Located at the heart of the Cité des arts du cirque, TOHU is a place of diffusion, creation, experimentation, and convergence between culture (CIRCUS), environment (EARTH) and community involvement (HUMAN). Since its inception in 2004, it has become a world reference for sustainable development.

A shining example—here and beyond

TOHU and MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE contribute to Montreal status as an international capital of circus arts, and participate to the incredible rise of Quebec’s circus scene by offering programming that allows the province to truly shine.

A market for professionals

The INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS MARKET (MICC), created in 2015 following a TOHU’s initiative, brings together over 200 professionals from the circus world circus during MONTREAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE. This 4-day event dedicated to conferences, workshops, meetings and discoveries contributes to highlight contemporary circus arts from here and elsewhere.
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Word from the direction

Coming soon!

Stéphane LAVOIE Executive and Programming Director



Created in 2010, MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE has 7 editions under its belt.

Relive the highlights here by downloading past brochures.


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2016 programming


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Program 2010


General Direction
Stéphane Lavoie
Executive and Programming Director
Virginie Lenoir
Executive Assistant
Nadine Marchand
Amélie Moncelet
Outdoor events Manager
Carolyne Vachon
Agent circuss outdoor programming
Sara Frattolillo
Project Manager, International Market of Contemporary Circus (MICC)
Marie-Christine Roy
Event coordinator
Anaïs Devillers
Coordinator, Support for the Development of Circus Arts
Eri Nakane
Intern - MICC Communications
Marisol de Santis
Agent, Circus arts programming
Communication and marketing
Anaïs Nedelec
Amélie Chagnon
Intern at Coordination Promotions & Tourism - MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE
Anne-Sophie Durand
Communications Manager - TOHU
Éloïse Veronneau
Communications Agent - TOHU
Roy & Turner Communications
Press Relations
Les évadés
Communication campaign Conception & Realization
Julie Fournier
Directrice du marketing et des communications
Johanna Bettini
Gestionnaire Marketing Numérique et médias sociaux
Administration and Finances
Marina Di Blasi
Administrative Assistant
Yves Chênevert
Building Superintendent
Etienne Lessard
Technician & Network Administrator
Pablo Maneyrol
Public Funding Manager
Laure Cherrière
Human Resources Manager
Carmen Barrios
Human Resources Coordinator
Maxime Joly
Chief Accountant
Fernando Castro
Accounting Technician
Jean Saint-Germain
Main Janitor
Marie Chantal Ménard
Directrice Finances et Administration
Partnership and Philantropy
Élia Lebeau-Laurendeau
Sales and corporate events Coordinator
Timothy-Jay Allard
Sales Coordinator
Programmation & production - Outdoor events
Guillaume Labelle
Outdoor events production Director
Amélie Moncelet
Outdoor events Manager
Anthony Venisse
Conception and Staging
Lucie Vigneault
Maxime Fortin
Original Score and Sound conception
Angela Rassenti
Costumes, accessories and makeup Conception
Martin Sirois
Phase Équipements
Acrobatic structure
Tanya Pettigrew
General Stage Manager
Félix Tremblay-Terrien
Staging Assistant
Olaf Triebel
Acrobatic Coach
May Gauthier
Technic Director
Catherine Pépin
Production Coordinator
Jonathan Taillefer Saucier
Costumes, accessories and makeup assistant
Marie-Audrey Jacques
Mathieu Grégoire
Acrobatic Project Manager
Sébastien Robillard-Madore
Chief rigger
David Groover
Mathieu Dumont
Chief Sound
Olivier Gaudet-Savard
Sound Technician
Jean-Sébastien Lévesque
Chief engineer
Paul Chambers
Chief lights
Benoit Fisch
Pier Colbert
Quartiers Production and TechnicCoordinator
Nathalie Labelle
Quartiers rigger
Production TOHU / Festival (indoor)
Maxime Bouchard
Technical Director - Indoor Programming
Éric Gingras
Production Director
Michel Fournier
Technical Director
Stéphane Pastre
Technical Coordinator - TOHU
Emmanuelle Violin
Administrative Assistant (contracts)
Abdelghani Yahoui
Administrative agent
Operations - Box Office - Festival Transports
Johanne Lavoie
Box Office and Operations Director
Sébastien David
Operation Assistant | Signage Coordinator
vincent Monette
Operation Coordinator
Daniel Dupuis
Volunteer leader
Olivier Léger-Leduc
Logistics coordinator
Nadine Meloche
Driver - Reception
Alain Gaudet
Driver - Reception
Xavier Baron
Driver - Reception
Jonathan Guillemette
Driver - Reception
Olivier Loiselle
Box Office Manager
Frédérique Renaud
Box office and reception agent
Carlo Vargas
Box office and reception agent
Valérie Charles
Box office and reception agent
Operations & promoter event
Nancy Cormier
Director of Operations and Promotors Events
Marie-Eve Paquet
Food and bars Manager
Maude Berthiaume, Lyne Chanez Saighi, Charlie Coombes, Rhita Harim, Jessica Molières, Belens Noel, Louis-Édouard Thouin-Poppe
Supervisor, Hospitality & Customer Services
Justine Maltais, Laurence Morissette, Raphael Michel, Jean-Sébastien Pouliot
Catering services supervisor
+ The all Reception Team / Box Office / Bistro / Venue and Parking / Janitor
Board of directors
Diane Lemieux
Chairman | - CEO of the Commission de la construction du Québec
Bernard Hébert
Vice Chairman - Lorange Leclair et Compagnie
Marc Lalonde
Secretary - Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique
Danick Lavoie
Treasurer - Norampac
Agathe Alie
Board Member - Communities Relations, Main Director - Cirque du Soleil
Philippe Bourbonnais
Board member - GXB Leadership Associate
Stéphane Glorieux
Board Member - Keurig Canada President
Lili de Grandpré
Board member - CenCEO Conseil Principal Associate
Dre Marguerite Mendell
Board member - Professor and Graduate Program Director, SCPA
Stéphanie Renauld
Board member - Operating partner, Private equity Québec, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
Maryse Vermette
Board member - Éco Entreprises Québec CEO
Jan-Rok Achard
Charles-Mathieu Brunelle
Marc Lalonde
Gaétan Morency
Cirque du Soleil
École nationale de cirque
En Piste
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