Canadian Museum of Civilization 100 Rue Laurier, Gatineau
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Artcirq, a remarkable northern success story, has delighted and thrilled audiences around the globe, most notably at the Vancouver Olympics and at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in the U.K.

Guillaume Saladin, who trained at the famous National Circus School in Montreal and toured with Cirque Éloize, conceived Artcirq in 1998 to engage young people in the remote Arctic community of Igloolik. What began as a way to provide youth with a cathartic artistic outlet has become a sought-after artistic phenomenon. This energetic troupe blends circus with Inuit culture in original performances that win the hearts of critics and audiences alike.

Presented in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Civilization