Roving Performers

Rubber noses? Check. Rubber chickens? Check. Unicycles? Check? Stilts? Check. Dangerous acts of supreme silliness? Check!!! As you wander the Festival site, be prepared to run into all manner of laughter-inducing craziness as our riving performers brighten up our day!

Émilie Leclerc [aka Gretta]
Originally from Québec, follow Gretta in her new fantastic adventures in search of her friend Kiki here in Maillardville! Will we be able to find her? Has she been hiding from us all this time? Using her ukulele and twists of imagination, Gretta will put a smile on kids’ faces, along with all those who are young at heart.


Sand Northrup
A festival favourite, juggler, unicyclist, stilter, clown and entertainer-extraordinaire, Sand Northrup’s  One Woman Circus is a wonder to behold. Whether transforming into one of her delightfully foolish characters, telling a story, or just having some silly fun – Sand is sure to charm you, delight you, and tickle your funny bone.


Lexi Calbery
Catch Lexi around Mackin Park over festival weekend, greeting families, engaging children – and just generally delivering a load of fun wherever she wanders. You might find her juggling, spinning ribbons, hula-hooping, stilt walking or even balancing feathers! She might even tell you a story, or ask you to help her with her tricks.

Isabelle Kirouac
Prepare to be thrilled and amazed! Acrobatic stilt-walker, contemporary dancer, and accordionist Isabelle Kirouac creates original and unique acrobatic stilt animations. From street improv to live on-the-spot moments of wonder, her work is engaging and dynamic – integrating choreography, acrobatics, drops, as well as music and poetry into her one-of-a-kind performances.

Tourbillon le Bouffon Bûcheron!
Marcel Lebrun created “The Great Marcello” when he was six, learned to juggle at 10 and unicycle at 16 – and considered running away to join the circus. He was destined to become a performing arts teacher instead. But after adding balloon sculpting to his repertoire, he became a professional clown. “Twister” or “Tourbillon” has been delighting festival audiences ever since.

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