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

Friendliness, proximity, boldness and, above all, creativity and diversity: for its ninth year already, the MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE team is proud to present the best of contemporary circus creation, demystifying preconceived ideas, one of which being that circus is always the same!

Welcome to one of the most diversified and surprising festivals in our city. MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE originates from the desire to have all festivalgoers discover a wide array of disciplines, aesthetics and emotions performed by local and foreign artists and companies.

Contemporary circus is a major art form that is well worth discovering. Beyond language and cultural barriers, MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE 2018 will break the frontiers of disciplines. It will please dance enthusiasts at the Wilder building, Lhasa de Sela music fans at Théâtre Outremont, while an electric jazz cabaret will take place for the first time at Théâtre Saint-Denis, all of it reaffirming Quartier Latin as the core of the Festival. Even babies will be part of the fun thanks to the amazing Mobile!

This complementarity of proposals, this tendency to always amaze and please, this proximity between artists and public can be enjoyed with the free outdoor programming in Quartier Latin, which will continue to conquer the urban space in a different way, mixing humour, poetry and poise in a casual and warm atmosphere. You are invited to get lost in the crowd and experience the extraordinary, and then join us at Quartier Général for a drink after the show.

We also welcome some 300 professionals from every country, taking part in the not-the-be-missed event in the field in North America: The International Market of Contemporary Circus (MICC). For four days, showcases, meetings and lectures will contribute to asserting Montréal as circus arts capital of the world. In anticipation of our tenth anniversary next year, we wish Festival enthusiasts, future fans, tourists, onlookers, passerby, circus aficionados and, most of all, Montréal lovers, an unforgettable 9th edition!

Have a great Festival, everyone,

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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General Direction
Stéphane Lavoie
Executive and Programming Director
Sophie Turcotte
Executive Assistant
Nadine Marchand
Amélie Moncelet
Outdoor events Manager
Luc Savard
Vice-Director programming – Cultural, educational & leisure activities
Laetitia Matrat
Agent, Cultural programming TOHU
Yannick Déry
Project manager - program
Marisol de Santis
Agent, Circus arts programming
Samuel Pignedoli
Educational Services Manager
Valérie Beaulieu
Educational Services Leader
Véronic Taillon-Pilon
Coordinator, Support for the Development of Circus Arts
Lison Cautain
Diffusion Coordinator (MICC)
Jean-François Boyer
Project manager
Lara Munro
Community and environment Facilitator
Amélie Nadeau
Team Leader - Guide
Delphine Duplain
Animator Guide
Chloé Merckling
Intern - MICC Communications
Suzon Mouilleau
Intern - Program
Communication and marketing
Éric Joly
Communications & Marketing Director - MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE
Anaïs Lauvergnat
Anaïs Nedelec
Laura Bédard Hillman
Content and Social Media Agent - MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE
Félix Bernier
Content and Social Media Agent - MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE
Élodie Chateauvert
Intern at Coordination Promotions & Tourism - MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE
Mylène Senécal
Communications Manager - TOHU
Éloïse Veronneau
Communications Agent - TOHU
Manon Desrosiers
Communications and Public Relations Officer - TOHU
Alice Huelvan
Intern - Communications - TOHU
Roy & Turner Communications
Press Relations
Communication campaign Conception & Realization
Marie-Eve Roy
Judith Portier
Design / Site Layout
Administration and Finances
Marina Di Blasi
Administrative Assistant
Yves Chênevert
Building Superintendent
Etienne Lessard
Technician & Network Administrator
Pablo Maneyrol
Public Funding Manager
Marie Lefebvre
Public Funding Agent
Laure Cherrière
Human Resources Advisor
Caroline Ken
Human Resources Coordinator
Khanh Long Tran
Chief Accountant
Fernando Castro
Accounting Technician
Mirssa Fernandez
Office clerk
Jean Saint-Germain
Main Janitor
Evenou Mesidor
Janitor Helper
Christian Gaumon
Janitor Helper
Michel Montaigne-Kénel
Building maintenance
Partnership and Philantropy
Jean-Philippe Alepins
Sales, Partnerships and Philanthropy Director
Stéphanie Leblond
Account Manager and Partnership Development and Philanthropy
Cendrine Caron
Partnerships and philanthropy Project Manager
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
Felix Boisvert
Original Score and Sound conception
Marilène Bastien
Costumes, accessories and makeup Conception
Martin Sirois
Phase Équipements
Acrobatic structure
Tanya Pettigrew
General Stage Manager
Alex Trahan
Staging Assistant
Olaf Triebel
Acrobatic Coach
Alexandre Brunet
Technic Director
Laurence Garant-Boisvert
Production Coordinator
Felix Duranceau
Operations leader
Angela Rassenti
Costumes, accessories and makeup assistant
Sarah Dubé
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
Julie Basse
Chief lights
Benoit Fisch
Guillaume Labelle
St-Denis technical coordinator
Pier Colbert
Quartiers Production and TechnicCoordinator
Nathalie Labelle
Quartiers rigger
Production TOHU / Festival (indoor)
Maxime Bouchard
Technical Director - Indoor Programming
Éric Gingras
Production Director
Richard Piquet
Technical Director - TOHU
Benoit Archambault
Technical Director
Stéphane Pastre
Technical Coordinator - TOHU
Emmanuelle Violin
Administrative Assistant (contracts)
Daba Agnès Gnepa
Administrative agent
Operations - Box Office - Festival Transports
Johanne Lavoie
Box Office and Operations Director
Sébastien David
Operation Assistant | Signage Coordinator
Eric Potvin
Operation Coordinator
Daniel Dupuis
Volunteer leader
Olivier Léger-Leduc
Transport Ditributor
Nadine Meloche
Driver - Reception
Alain Gaudet
Driver - Reception
Dorice Simard
Driver - Reception
Jonathan Guillemette
Driver - Reception
Olivier Loiselle
Box Office Manager
Frédérique Renaud
Box office and reception agent
Claire Tisseront
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
Marianne Munger
Event logistic 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
André Côté
Board member - Chief Revenue Officer Impact de Montréal
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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