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Show Must Go On for Montréal Complètement Cirque, Despite Heat Wave

Montreal is in the throes of a heat wave, but the show must go on for the sweaty performers at Montréal Complètement Cirque — the city’s annual circus festival hosts its first outdoor shows, starting at 5 p.m today.

Humidex values in the city will reach between 40 and 45 C, but Australian performer Amie Patching said she doesn’t mind.

“I’m kind of used to that — being hot and sticky,” she said.

She’s one of 30 performers in Phénix, a twice nightly, free outdoor show at Jardins Gamelin, located outside Berri-UQAM Metro.

The circus festival runs until July 15 and brings performers from around the world to Montreal.

Most of the programming is contemporary circus — a style that incorporates performance elements like narrative, comedy and acrobatics.

Along with venue shows, there are free and interactive pieces in public spaces every day.

Most notably, St-Denis Street between Sherbrooke and Ste-Catherine streets will become an open air circus, says festival director Nadine Marchand.

 

Link to the Full Article at CBC