This week, from July 6-12th, Montreal's annual circus festival is putting on a series of outdoor pop-up performances. But with a surprise twist. "We can't invite thousands of people to come in the streets," said Nadine Marchand, artistic director of Montreal Completement Cirque. While the festival is technically cancelled due to COVID-19, the spirit of circus persists with a series of secret, surprise performances in Montreal neighborhoods. A truck called the "Bonheur Mobile" will roll up to alleys, parks, streets and squares throughout the next week. Ten Quebec circus performers will come rolling out and put on an hour-and-a-half-long show for any unsuspecting Montrealers who happen to be passing by or looking out the window. "We just wanted to bring moments of happiness and joy to the public and put some spirit of the circus in the city," Marchand described.

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