International Market of Contemporary Circus


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government restrictions on travel and assembly, TOHU announces the cancellation of the 6th edition of the International Market of Contemporary Circus (MICC) event, which was to take place from July 6 to 9 in Montréal. Nevertheless, TOHU stands firm in supporting the field of contemporary circus. The MICC team is busy developing a “virtual MICC”, which will be an ongoing platform designed to continue the MICC’s work to develop, sustain, and invigorate artistic creation and touring for contemporary circus. Stay tuned for more information!

Welcome to the 6th edition of the International Market of Contemporary Circus (MICC), a TOHU initiative embedded within North America’s premier international contemporary circus festival, MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CIRQUE.

The MICC Market constitutes North America’s most important single-discipline professional encounter for the field of contemporary circus, offering North American, European, and other international presenters from all disciplines a one-stop research opportunity to discover and connect with touring artists and works from Canada and around the world.

This event features market-specific networking, dialogue, artist pitches, and other activities.

Find out more about the MICC in video HERE.

Since its inception, our series of activities dedicated to professionals has grown at an impressive speed: participation in the event has increased tenfold, going from 30 professionals in 2010 to more than 300 from 25 countries in 2019!

With its International Market of Contemporary Circus, TOHU is proud to have helped increased the visibility of so many circus artists and professionals over the years and to have created a key annual point of encounter for the circus world.

MICC goals:
▪ Support and promote the development of circus arts on the international scene.
▪ Encourage artist-presenter encounters, discussions, and opportunities.
▪ Develop a North American network for the presentation and touring of contemporary circus.
▪ Raise the profile of creative artists in Canada.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions!

Ruth Wikler, MICC Director
Sara Frattolillo, MICC Project Manager
Nadine Marchand, Montréal Complètement Cirque Director
Stéphane Lavoie, TOHU Executive and Programming Director


Take a look at the different activities below


Call for Proposals
Soon available

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For any questions, please contact:
Sara Frattolillo
MICC Project Manager

Professional Activities
Panel discussions
Tour de Piste
Tête à tête (one-on-one)
Social and networking activities
Partner activities

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