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January 9, 2020 to February 4, 2020
A pre-tour rehearsal period in December 2019 finalized the animated video content and tackled artistic and technical touring preparation before the grand premiere at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, January 9 to 12, 2020. Following this, a Western-Canadian regional tour will... read more.
November 25, 2019
Guillaume Saladin and Florence Cardinal traveled to Ottawa to take part in the Canada Council for the Arts Creating Knowing and Sharing gathering of Indigenous Organizations. Here they are alongside Lucy Tulugarjuk and Jenna Amarualik from NITV, for the opening night of ''Àbadakone |... read more.
November 1, 2019
Gisle and Guillaume travelled to Igloolik to give a little energy boost at the Black Box, and share as much acrobatic techniques as possible with the youth. This trip was an opportunity to connect with the up and coming Artcirq generations involved in regular activities at the... read more.
October 11, 2019 to October 16, 2019
Pursuing our continuous dedication to encouraging professional development of our young leaders, Black Box Coordinator Alex Arnatsiaq and Keith Irngaut travelled to Montreal for a week-long social circus gathering and training certification as youth leaders organized by Cirque Hors-Piste...
September 28, 2019
An invitation to perform at the St. John Circus Fest allowed the historical reunion on stage between Deantha Edmunds and Artcirq. On this, Guillaume Saladin shared a few words on our social medias: ‘’ Tonight, Artcirq (first Inuit circus) and Deantha Edmunds (first Inuk soprano) will perform... read more.
July 5, 2019 to July 17, 2019
What a beautiful and inspiring summer we had in Igloolik! Our annual summer day camp was led by Guillaume Saladin and veteran collaborator Gisle Henriet and his 11-year-old son, the illustrious young acrobat, Lucas Henriet. Having such a young teacher was quite interesting for the youth, as it... read more.
July 1, 2019
 Artcirq’s newest and biggest production Unikkaaqtuat premiered at the Alianait Arts Festival in Iqaluit. This event showcased the creation in front of an audience of 450 people which included the territory’s leaders and influencers. After 3 public presentations held in Montreal... read more.
May 13, 2019 to June 29, 2019
Unikkaaqtuat’s second creation residency spanned over 6 weeks at Les 7 doigts de la main’s state of the art facilities and concluded with a visit of Germaine Arnaktauyok and 3 public presentations in Montreal. This marks Artcirq’s longest residency outside of Igloolik, thus propelling our... read more.
May 5, 2019 to May 10, 2019
Artcirq had the honor of being invited to perform at the Venice Biennale, in Italy. Guillaume Saladin, Levy Tapatsiak, Jimmy Qamukaq,Joshua Qaumariaq and Reena Qulitalik offered both indoors and outdoors performances.What an amazing opportunity to showcase inuit talent on an international scale!... read more.
March 9, 2019 to April 5, 2019
The first residency of Unikkaaqtuat has started in Igloolik! Many artists and crew members flew in from Montreal, Toronto as well as Nunavik for a month-long residency at the Black Box. This very exciting coproduction with ARTCIRQ, Taqqut productions and The 7 Fingers will continue in May and June... read more.

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