Stage Productions

Artcirq’s latest creation Asiu (Lost) is inspired by the traditional Inuit legend Amaqup Nunaat (The Land of Wolves) and was premiered in 2014 at the Alianait Arts Festival in Iqaluit.

Oatiaroi, meaning ‘Wait a minute’ in Inuktitut is a 2007 adaptation of Oraya for touring purposes. The show includes a deeper exploration of shadow play, research in animal physicality and symbolism, and video integration. It is with this show that Artcirq established its reputation throughout Nunavut, Canada and internationally.

Oaraya was created in 2005, when Guillaume Saladin moved to Igloolik on a permanent basis. Oraya, meaning ‘I can’t wait’ in Inuktitut is a show blending traditional Inuit games and contemporary circus techniques including the first ever Inuit contortionist and 3-man high figure. The show was premiered by an Inuit-only cast in 2006 at the Baffin Regional Youth Committee.

Kaugjagjuk is Artcirq’s first major production, created in 2004. The story is based on the legend of a young orphan boy who is cared for by the moon and returns to avenge his past with the help of his guiding bear spirits. The show was originally performed in Igloolik for the summer solstice with the participation of more than 20 children and youth from the community.