Circus and arts centre unveils new program

TOHU offers performances and workshops for people of all ages

Now in its 13th season, circus and arts centre TOHU has unveiled a fall and winter lineup chock full of music, dance and acrobatics.

For kids ages 3 to 12, Kids Falla, which is a year-round event featuring arts & crafts workshops, storytelling sessions and music, kicks off on Oct. 1. In L’école bussionière, the poetry of French writer Jacques Prévert is on display through movement and musical interpretation.

From Oct. 12-21, Hungarian troupe Recirquel tackle the Greek myth of Icarus in the acrobatic and theatrical rendition Night Circus. In Le Vide, a rope walker will perform daring feats of acrobatics while suspended nearly 20 metres in the air.

Along with circus performances, the centre also hosts several exhibits that focus on various cultures. From March to May, Mexican culture is celebrated in Tecocuahuilt: l’axe du monde, while Haitian life is on display until August in the Haiti-Yeux du Ciel exhibit.

On March 31 and April 1, visitors can enjoy a string of performances at the mainstage like Tendre, a free theatrical production featuring music and clowns. In March, TOHU offers a week of circus inspired spring break activities for little ones. During the Petits Bonheurs festival in May, kids under the age of 6 are exposed to different visual and performing arts.

For more information, visit tohu.ca.