Circus Sessions

-Experiments in contemporary circus: Aerial silks, trapeze, dance, stilts, clown, juggling-

May 16-22nd, 2016

Produced by Femmes du Feu in partnership with Harbourfront Centre as part of NextSteps 2016/17

Two performance dates: Friday May 20th and Saturday May 21st, both at 8pm.

Circus Sessions, now in its second year, is a week-long creative laboratory supporting the evolution of Canadian contemporary circus. National and international circus artists spanning multiple disciplines will work together under the guidance of mentor Adll Nod-Langlois from Paris, France.

We invite you to witness and participate in the two-night performance of Circus Sessions where artists will share exciting new ideas, discoveries, collaborations. Adel Node-Langlois will also be presenting an original work.

Circus Sessions artists: Dana Dugan Chicago, IL, Vanessa Furlong Halifax, NS, Leah Samelson Quebec, QB, Yury Ruzhyev Toronto, ON, Katelyn McCulloch Toronto, ON, Jamie Holmes Toronto, ON, Rachelle Ellie Ottawa, ON, Chriselle Tidrick Brooklyn, NY, Erin Ball Kingston, ON, Marie-Noel Bety Montrel, QB, Nicki Miller Brooklyn, NY.

Each performance is followed by an artist/audience discussion.

Kids of all ages are welcome to Circus Sessions. The performance will be "Relaxed", meaning if you need to leave and return you are welcome to, if you or someone you are bringing makes noise, that is totally fine.

Doors: 7pm

Circus Sessions also includes Circus Talk- a day of discussions on contemporary circus on Saturday May 21 10am-4pm Free of charge. Panelists include Nadia Drouin TOHU, Montreal, En PIste Montreal, Patrick Leroux Montreal Working Group and other local leaders in the circus community.

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-We are posting a series of blogs relating to Circus Sessions, highlighting women in circus!

Blogs written by Jackie Houghton.-


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