NEW: Circus Arts Research Platform | by the The Ecole nationale de cirque (National Circus School) In Montreal

NEW: Circus Arts Research Platform

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A worlwide free resource website for circus arts research now available!
The CRITAC, in collaboration with other circus institutions, now offers online access to more than 120 profiles of researchers, 2000 academic publications and 200 significant circus collections!

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A School for the Arts

The Ecole nationale de cirque (National Circus School) is an institution for higher education located in Montreal with a primary mission to prepare circus artists. Internationally renowned for highest-quality training, the School opens its doors to more than 150 students from all over the country and around the world.

The School provides a complete spectrum of professional programs in circus arts: Preparatory program, Circus and High School Studies and Diploma of Collegial Studies in Circus Arts. It also prepares professional circus arts educators.

A dedicated team of more than 80 teachers, lecturers and guests artists ensures that each student receives personalized attention and encouragement throughout his training. The comprehensive student services provided at the School are specifically designed to respond to the needs of future circus artists. With spacious training areas adapted to accommodate
all disciplines, the School provides a safety-conscious learning environment that is unique in the world.

Dedicated to circus arts

With more than 30 years of experience in pedagogy and creation, the School has become a world reference in the teaching of circus disciplines. It is also renowned as an international research centre for circus arts. More than ever, the School today serves as an incubator of inspiration, where performers-creators and designers find their voices, stimulating greater diversity in circus art forms and aesthetics.

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