MONTREAL — Like most of the other festivals that typically take place at the beginning of the summer in Montreal, TOHU announced Tuesday that it is cancelling Montreal Complètement cirque, the circus festival which was set to be held from July 2 to 12.

TOHU’s director-general and head of programming Stéphane Lavoie said in a statement that his team had tried, along with the artists and partners, to consider ‘all the scenarios’ to postpone the festival to the fall.

“However, hundreds of hours of rehearsal are necessary for the artists to be able to offer surprising performances, which is currently impossible,” he said.

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