Our Story

January 18, 2016 to February 6, 2016
Gisle Henriet, Jérémie Robert, and Vanessa Kneale landed in Igloolik for their very first time. Artcirq members warmly welcomed these new comers as they joined the team of Artcirq Youth Development Program coordinators. Collaboratively, they taught circus and dance workshops to the community’s... read more.
November 30, 2015 to December 11, 2015
Guillaume Saladin, Yamoussa Bangoura and the directors of Circus Without Borders Linda Matchan and Susan Gray visited numerous schools in St.Louis, Philadelphia, and Washington, in collaboration with the Pulitzer Centre on Crisis Reporting. In each school, the film was screened in front of hundreds... read more.
October 1, 2015
Derek Aqquiaruq, Allan Kangok, Jesse Tuluraqjuk, and Billy-Jay Ammaq (Artcirq’s newest member) have been leading guitar lessons at the Black Box as part of Artcirq’s Youth Development Program for after-school activities.
July 29, 2015
Guillaume Saladin and Yamoussa Bangoura attended the Quebec premiere of Circus Without Borders in company of the film’s directors Susan Gray and Linda Matchan. The screening marked the opening of the 25th edition of Présence Autochtone, Montreal’s First Peoples Festival. The film was met by a... read more.
July 22, 2015
Artcirq’s own Guillaume Saladin was invited to appear on Penelope McQuade’s talk-show on Radio Canada to share Artcirq’s story and promote the film Circus Without Borders.
Photo credits: Jimmy Qamukaq
July 3, 2015 to July 15, 2015
Myriam Sutton from the Scuola Teatro Dimitri was invited to Igloolik to share her knowledge in physical theatre and mask with Artcirq members and youth. Daily workshops were offered to youth between the ages of 7 and 18 and an open performance was offered to the whole community to highlight the... read more.
Photo credits: Ed Maruyama
June 30, 2015 to July 1, 2015
Artcirq members along with guest artists Marjorie Nantel, Patrick Leonard, Geneviève Drolet, Myriam Sutton and Yamoussa Bangoura performed side-splitting performances of collaborative cabaret acts at Alianait’s big top. Artcirq members also hosted a circus workshop for youth.