Information

Located at the centre of the Cité des arts du cirque

2345 Jarry Street East | Montréal

tohu.ca

Description

Located at the centre of the Cité des arts du cirque, TOHU is a place for dissemination, creation, experimentation and convergence of culture, environment and community involvement. It has become an example of sustainable development through culture.

Halka

From: Groupe acrobatique de Tanger

Dates : January 29 to February 9, 2020

Halka is a Moroccan art form that exists since the mists of time. It refers to the circle that the crowd creates around street performers. Groupe acrobatique de Tanger is deeply inspired by the age-old tradition. They want to take you on magical journey to the sunset country with their collective creation Halka. You’ll be immersed in the atmosphere and warm Moroccan colours with acrobatic feats of the 14 artists who execute distinctive Moroccan acrobatics and human pyramids, as well as e chanting songs and percussion sounds played by musicians. To tell their story, the acrobats use everyday objects like a belt made of scarves, the facha, a metal basin, the djefna, and plenty of sand. Let yourself be amazed by the overflowing energy of their multiple bodies, acrobatic and resonant, transcending geographical and cultural borders.

Length: 60 minutes, no intermission

Coups de coeur

From: la TOHU

Dates : February 18 to 29, 2020

This unmissable event for all circus aficionados is in its 5th year. It features a selection of the most talented artists from around the world. It’s a true celebration of the circus in all its forms. Each performance is both playful and highly emotional, and hosted by a colourful master of ceremonies. It emphasizes excellence, diversity and creativity. Carefully chosen acts are performed in their original format, following each other to make a fabulous portrait of contemporary circus. Incredible discoveries await, with impressive artists of diverse backgrounds.

Length: 80 minutes, no intermission

Tournoi de L'Impro Cirque

From : Les Improduits

Dates : March 12 to 14, 2020

The Impro Cirque tournament is 16 circus artists from here and abroad, along with 4 seasoned actors, who face off as teams, like an improv league—with wacky themes, a specific number of players and various categories. The 6th edition of this unusual tournament is an exceptional opportunity to witness their creativity and unparalleled skills in never before seen acts. Under the watchful eye of the referee, the performances will mix together circus, music, sports, dance and theatre. The outcome of the competition is truly in the audience’s hands: which team will win the tournament? Great circus and improv moments await!

Length: 120 minutes, with intermission

Esencial

From:  Vaivén Circo

Dates : March 21 and 22, 2020

Esencial addresses transitions. Five characters who play and dream, and bring us along in their adventures across unexplored corners, where the best decision will ultimately be the simplest way. The spectacular scenography of the new Vaivén Circo show is inspired by Waldorf’s “rainbow”, a toy comprised of pillars and arches. The public witnesses an architecture that is evolving and able to reinvent itself, in the same way human beings seek progress. The scenography is poetic, creating a magical atmosphere, working with balance and subtilties that can make harmony turn into chaos in an instant.

Length: 50 minutes, no intermission

Glob

From: Les Foutoukours

Dates: April 8 to 13, 2020

In Glob, two sweet, intriguing characters seem to be waiting for something. But what? Will they find out where they are... or where they’re going? They perform flips and comedic gestures, evolving within an enchanting and visual universe, bathed in soft lighting. Les Foutoukours have come up with a lovely tribute to slowness, inspired by the confines of silent movies that require more physical acting and clarity of motion. They mix clown act, acrobatics and theatre in a family-oriented show that goes right to the heart. On Easter weekend, enjoy a magical surprising moment by the inseparable and endearing duo. This serene and human piece will bring a smile to your face and twinkles to your children’s eyes.

Length: 60 minutes, no intermission

Hotel Paradiso

From:  Familie Flöz

Dates: April 28 to May 3, 2020

What if you couldn’t smile, laugh, frown, or talk, and you had to communicate only with your body? Meet the virtuosic physical comedians of Familie Flöz, Germany’s favorite mask theatre troupe, who bring one hilarious character to life after another using only their body language. In the vein of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, Familie Flöz’ actors bring us into the topsy-turvy universe of the Hotel Paradiso. Strange things happen at this former ski resort when a body is discovered... Clue meets Fawlty Towers with a harmless dose of the Shining in this outlandishly hilarious and macabre alpine tale.

Lenght: 80 minutes, no intermission

Ticket Box Office

TOHU - 2345, Jarry East Street (corner Iberville)
Info-Cirque : 514 376-8648, toll-free 1 888 376-8648

Rates

Tickets between $15.00 and $48.00

Packages (individual, groups, corporate): follow this link
VIP packages: TOHU offers unique packages that are sure to elevate your event. Perfect for : business cocktails, employee appreciation nights, networking activities, office and birthday parties, and much more…
Group packages: School, corporate or even recreational groups of 15 and more can get a 25% discount on all our shows and get one free extra ticket with the purchase of 15 tickets.

Other services