About The Show

Tupiq A.C.T.

Tupituqaq is the story of Maina, a young Inuk, who goes on the land searching for her grandmother (Ananatsiaq). On her journey, Maina is guided by mythical northern creatures, amongst them, Mahaha with its long hair and nails, who can make you laugh to death by tickling you. Because of her many talents, curiosity and wise attitude inherited from her ancestors, she is led on a path of self-discovery and unraveling the powers of magical seeds she has been granted. Tupiqtuqaq dances between reality and the dream world using contemporary circus, and traditional Inuit arts to create the worlds inhabited by the two main characters and the strange creatures that share the tundra.

10.01 13h
Le Gesù, 1200 Rue de Bleury, Montreal

$18 Regular
($15 + fees)
$31 Two shows same day
($25 + fees)

With: Saali Kuata, Michael Nappatuk, Mariam Imak,

Staging: Rebecca Devi Leonard, Sylvia Cloutier

Circus Trainers: Gisle Henriet, Jérémie Robert, Alizée Desrosiers

​Costumes: Olivia Pia Audet, Minnie Ningiuruvik

Scenography and puppets: Wanderson Santos Damaceno

​Music: Joshua Goldman, Geronimo Inutiq


Minnie Ningiuruvik, Saali Kuata, Michael Nappatuq, Christopher Angatookalook, Mariam Imak, Charlie Makiuk, Aibillie Idlout

Tupiq ACT is a crew of Inuit circus performers from the Nunavik social circus program Cirqiniq. We integrate the traditionnal Inuit culture to our contemporary circus performances to preserve and celebrate this beautiful and rich culture so we can share it with the world!