UNIKKAAQTUAT

A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PRODUCTION led by Artcirq, Les 7 doigts de la main and Taqqut Productions. Inspired by Inuit founding myths, this unprecedented creation will celebrate Inuit culture, its traditions and vision for the future, through a hybrid, collaborative and mutually respectful creative process.

In an atmoshphere shaped by video projections and a world of shadows, actors, live musicians and acrobats will transport the audience to an ancient world when life had not known death, days had not seen light, and where Inuit had not met white people. Until…

SET TO HIGHLIGHT THE TALENTS OF INUIT ARTISTS at a national and international scale, and foster a unique environment for cross-cultural collaboration to flourish within and beyond the project.

The show is designed to travel the world on main stages, as well as on a smaller scale to reach northern communities.

Shaped by a culturally diversified cast of 11 circus artists, musicians, and similarly distinct designers and technicians, the show will blend circus arts, music, theatre and video in a ground-breaking 90 minute performance.

The video content of Unikkaaqtuat will be created by Inuit illustrator Germaine Arnaktauyok and directed by Neil Christopher. Their vast repertoire and knowledge of work centering on Inuit myths guides the core of this project in harmony and respect of Inuit oral traditions.

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Executive Producer Les 7 doigts de la main
A Coproduction ArtCirq, Les 7 doigts de la main & Taqqut Productions Inc.

Original Idea Neil Christopher

Script Artistic Direction & Staging Patrick Léonard (The 7 Fingers co-Founder), Terence Uyarak (Artcirq co-Artistic Director), Guillaume Ittukssarjuat Saladin (Artcirq co-Artistic Director), Neil Christopher (Taqqut co-Director)

Dramaturgic Consultation Staging Support Illustration Germaine Arnaktauyok

Illustrations Germaine Arnaktauyok
Video Element & Animation Taqqut Productions Inc.

Costumes Kilue Cie inspired by the drawings of Germaine Arnaktauyok
Texts TBC
Musical adaptation TBC
Lighting Design Jonathan Lagacé-Lewis
Sound Design Félix Boisvert
Set & Props Claude Roussel
Scenography Creative Team
Scenography & Costumes Collaboration Cloé Alain-Gendreau
Masks Realisation Claude Roussel

Production Manager Antoine Protat
Production Coordinator Florence Cardinal-Picard
Technical Director Olivier Gaudet-Savard

With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts (New Chapter), National Arts Centre (National Creation Fund), Canada Media Fund, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal, Qikiqtani Inuit Association (Ilagliktunut Fund), Government of Nunavut (Department of Economic Development and Transportation), First Air, Power Corporation of Canada and Telus.