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14 January 2001


Working and training together over the course of two summers, a group of students from Montreal's National Circus School and local Inuit youth from Igloolik produce a unique circus performance which marries Inuit traditions with classic elements of the Big Top. Written, produced and performed by Isuma's Inuusiq Youth Group.

Artcirq is a part of the Unikaatuatiit (Story Tellers) series.


DIRECTOR(S): Natar Ungalaaq, Guillaume Saladin

PRODUCER(S): Igloolik Isuma Productions Inc.

SOUND RECORDIST: Brian Nutarariaq, Richard Amagoalik

EDITOR(S): Marie-Christine Sarda

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Terres-en-vues/Land-in-Sights First People's Festival




REGION: Igloolik; Nunavut, Canadian Arctic

Synopsis of Artcirq

By Jayson Kunnuk

  • Working together to make a difference in life
  • Create youth activities, prevent despair and suicide
  • Artcirq being an eye-opening example for other people
  • Enjoying life while camping
  • Performing choreography with a twist
  • Storytelling with theatre and songs


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