MTL Clown Fest - Opening Gala

MTL Clown Fest

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Free event! At the MainLine Gallery!

Le Festival des Clown de Montreal brings you a sneak peek at our wonderful line up of Clowns! Join us for drinks and laughter! Come see our hosts Joe De Paul and Tim Tyler guide us through a night of surprises. Start the celebration early! Take a look at the special events, meet new friends and join our community to celebrate the joy of Clown. Do not Miss the opening Gala!

At the MainLine Gallery!

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Founded in 2016, the mandate of The MTL Clown Fest is to create space for all levels of performers to showcase original works that fall under the Clown, Bouffon or Physical Theatre spectrum. Included in the mandate we welcome people of all genders, but are making an effort to increase representation of women-identified, gender-non-conforming and trans performers. With this in mind, we will make an effort to strive for equal and proportionate representation in our space. We are dedicated to cultivating a multi-cultural program, welcoming French, English and Nonsensical Clown Language, as well as a vast multitude of other cultural Tricksters.

HORAIRE / SCHEDULE

  • Mercredi 13 Septembre 2017 / 20:00

120 minutes
Pour âges / For ages 0+
Retardataires / Latecomers : 120 minutes

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