IL Circo Represented at the 2015 Festival International de Cirque

May 14, 2015

Sam Trego, President of Imagination Entertainment and iL CiRCo is happy to announce that he has been invited to join the illustrious group of jurors for the Le Grand Cirque competition, taking place June 19-23 in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec, Canada. The Jury for the 2015 Festival de Cirque consists of Brigitte Scherrer, Cirque du Soleil, Quebec, Eugene Chaplin, Switzerland, Jean Philippe Lacouture, Cirque Éloize, Quebec, Kiera Chaplin, USA, Mitch Winehouse, UK, Peter Dubinsky, USA and Sam Trego, iL CiRCo, USA.

Sam Trego: “I am thrilled to get back to Montreal, Quebec. This is really the Capital of Cirque as we know it these days in North America, and we often visit the region when casting our bigger productions.  So much of our talent emanates from Quebec and I am excited and grateful to participate with such a distinguished group of colleagues”.

Sam and his co-jurors will be judging an illustrious group of international Cirque stars:

Pranay Weber, GERMANY, Diabolo
Duo Kvas (Vlad Kostenko & Anton Savchenko), UKRAINE, Hand to Hand
Machine de Cirque, QUEBEC, CANADA , Juggling
Jigalov, RUSSIA, Clown
Marie-Ève Bisson , QUEBEC, CANADA, Aerial Hoop
Leosvel and Diosmani, CUBA , Chinese Pole
Tatiana Kundyk, UKRAINE , Slack Wire
Jonathan Morin, QUEBEC, CANADA ,Crossed Wheel
Claude Chaussé, ALBERTA, CANADA, Cheval Savant
Alesya Gulevich, BELARUS , Hulla Hoop
Maxim Laurien and Ugo Dario (Baskultoo), MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA
Korean Teeter Board
Moi et les autres, FRANCE / SWITZERLAND, Russian Bar
Anne-May Sirois, Festival Coordinator:

“I am so thrilled to finally get to meet Sam in person. Sam really “is” Nouveau Cirque. He was among the first to bring Cirque to the corporate world. He started producing a-la-carte shows in the 80s, adapting shows for specific corporate requests and restricted spaces. Sam truly knows acrobatics and he is perfectly suited to judge an international competition. Our Festival is in its 11th year and we are now able to attract top tier, global stars.  Sam knows everyone in this world.”

Sam Trego: “Russia, Europe and Asia have a long history of supporting the circus arts. France and Monte Carlo have a long history. Montreal is the logical North American capital for an international festival of this level. It has always been our passion that the United States will be next to really come to the support of these hard-working, talented acrobats, and experience how great it represents our country”