On Wednesday we attended a performance of Parisian "Festival Mondial Du Cirque De Demain" The Circus of Tomorrow. Every year for the past 30 years there is an international competition in Paris that brings together young cirque acts from all over the world to compete, share ideas, and entertain. Awards are given and applause recieved. This year in celebration of the 30th year of the Cirque de demain and the 30th year of the Cirque du Soleil (based in Quebec) and the Montreal High Lights Festival...the Paris event brought over a select group of past winners including two gold medalists from this years competition. The performances were held in a the "cirque complex" (where the National Circus School, the offices and practice space for Cirque du Soleil are located) at TOHU just north of the I -40 off of Rue Iberville.
We really enjoyed all the performances...I especially liked Dima Shine from Russia (who balanced and performed on a pole (absolutely complete control of his body) and Wei-Liang Lin from Tauwan who specializes in the diabolos (not sure of English translation)...those hourglass things that they spin and swirl on a rope. You can watch Dima Shine on you tube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebqyAu5IvWo.
Check out www.tohu.ca for more info about performances at the cirque complex.