Montréal Complètement Cirque

Between now and the 14th of Juy, Montréal becomes Circus City with the return of the Montréal Complètement Cirque festival (4th edition).

The festival opened last night with a short parade of circus artist’s that began at the corner of Ontario and Saint-Denis and ended with an acrobatic performance at Place Émilie Gamelin – a short preview of Babel produced by Anthony Venisse that will be performed each night between 9pm and 10pm.

Montréal Complètement Cirque parade

Montréal Complètement Cirque parade
ISO 200 – 220mm – f11 – 1/125 sec

Pre-parade warm up

Pre-parade warm up
ISO 200 – 14mm – f4.8 – 1/320 sec

Human towers on rue Saint-Denis

Human towers on rue Saint-Denis
ISO 200 – 20mm – f10 – 1/80 sec

Nomadic Acrobats on rue Saint-Denis

Nomadic Acrobats on rue Saint-Denis
ISO 200 – 10mm – f5.6 – 1/80 sec

street of red umbrellas

street of red umbrellas
ISO 200 – 17mm – f5.6 – 1/40 sec

Happy not to be walking

Happy not to be walking
ISO 200 – 300mm – f5.6 – 1/1000 sec

Reflections in a sousaphone

Reflections in a sousaphone
ISO 200 – 300mm – f5.6 – 1/320 sec

The magic hand

The magic hand
ISO 200 – 122mm – f4.8 – 1/320 sec

Everything OK down there?

Everything OK down there?
ISO 200 – 195mm – f5.3 – 1/125 sec

 

Nomadic Acrobats perform in Babel

Nomadic Acrobats perform in Babel
ISO 400 – 92mm – f5 – 1/500 sec

Super Kilt

Super Kilt
ISO 400 – 112mm – f7.1 – 1/250 sec

Climbing the tower of Babel

Climbing the tower of Babel
ISO 400 – 100mm – f7.1 – 1/500 sec

Climbing the tower of Babel

Climbing the tower of Babel
ISO 400 – 70mm – f7.1 – 1/1250 sec

Seated up high

Seated up high
ISO 400 – 155mm – f7.1 – 1/640 sec

Trampowall fun

Trampowall fun
ISO 400 – 98mm – f7.1 – 1/400 sec

Jumping Kilt

Jumping Kilt
ISO 400 – 135mm – f7.1 – 1/250 sec

Looked harder going down

Looked harder going down
ISO 400 – 122mm – f8 – 1/800 sec

Babel certainly looks like a performance worth catching if you are in Montréal…plus lot’s of other free (and paid) shows to see between now and the 13th – for full schedule, head over to Montréal Complètement Cirque website.

Time to catch the bus

Time to catch the bus
ISO 400 – 70mm – f8 – 1/200 sec

On my way to the circus parade I passed through the jazz festival and by coincidence there was a girl doing a performance with a big hoop. Since I was a bit early for the parade I stopped to grab a few pictures and decided to shoot extended exposures to emphasize the movement.

All in a spin

All in a spin
ISO 200 – 20mm – f29 – 1/13 sec

All in a spin

All in a spin
ISO 200 – 20mm – f29 – 1/20 sec

I swung by the Jazz festival on the way back and too and managed to shoot a couple of shows and will share tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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