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  • Cirque du Soleil

    Behind the curtain at Cirque Headquarters: To ensure that all masks and headgear fits perfectly, each performer has a plaster cast made of their heads.

  • IMPROVISATION

    Tuedon Ariri, a student at the National Circus School spontaneously bombs a restaurant during the festival Montreal Complètement Cirque, july 2016.

  • Cirque du Soleil

    Behind the curtain at Cirque Headquarters: To ensure that all masks and headgear fits perfectly, each performer has a plaster cast made of their heads.

  • IMPROVISATION

    Tuedon Ariri, a student at the National Circus School spontaneously bombs a restaurant during the festival Montreal Complètement Cirque, july 2016.

In the last decade Montreal, Canada, has established itself as one of the circus capitals of the world. Best known for the “Cirque du Soleil”,  it is home to myriad smaller troupes and individual circus artists. These photographs were taken of local and international talent during the festival “Montreal Completement Cirque” for the Walrus, that eclectic, iconoclastic Canadian magazine. http://thewalrus.ca/ringmasters/

The story picked up a Sliver at the National Mgazine Awards in 2012.