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November 14, 2020
The youth Artcirq members performed Nanurluk at the Igloolik Blackbox, a small performance lead by Maya Cook and in partnership with Cirkaskina. Based on a dream by Levy Tapatsiak, it follows a young hunter who finds themself walking on the back of a giant polarbear. 
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.
November 1, 2019
Artcirq is proud to annonce its partnership with Fonds Hamelys! The Hamelys Endowment Fund contributes to various philanthropic initiatives for several organizations in the education, health, arts and community engagement sectors, and will be supporting various Artcirq activities in Nunavut for 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.
August 31, 2019
Aerialist Maya Cook from Vancouver, BC was in town for the last three weeks and joined the Blackbox team to share her knowledge in aerial silks and stiltwalking and train with the team. Together we put together a performance for the community with acrobatics, dance, clown, stiltwalking, and youth... 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.