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Shana Carroll - Compagne des arts et des lettres du Québec

Prix et reconnaissances

On May 29, 2023, Shana Carroll received the insignia of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec, a prestigious distinction bestowed to personalities whose exemplary achievements contribute to the artistic and literary development of Quebec. Discover the tribute paid to her by the Council.

The circus doesn’t use words. It exists in exclamation and speaks a universal language. Shana Carroll has expanded its vocabulary. A trapeze artist, choreographer, collaborator with Cirque du Soleil, and cofounder and co-artistic director of The 7 Fingers, this American by birth and Québécoise by adoption has made her mark on the circus world with her substantial imprint.

From Montréal to Paris, from New York to Hong Kong, and from the Olympic Games in Sochi to the Oscars, Shana Carroll has expanded the stage experience from within by combining dance, theatre, acrobatics, and video projections.

Presented on stage, under a big top, on ice, and even on the wall, her achievements triggered the birth of an urban, edgy, intimate circus that is looking to the world and celebrating human beings with sensitivity, intelligence, and humour.

An avant-garde creator who aggregates multidisciplinary talent, she has created dazzling pieces that have moved us and enriched our collective imaginary. Drawing us toward unexplored landscapes, her talent and vision have fostered the birth, growth, and valuing of a new generation of artists who shine across the planet.

About the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec

The Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec This link will open in a new window is a distinction of the Council which aims to honor people who have made a remarkable contribution, through their commitment and dedication, to the development, promotion or influence of the arts and letters of Quebec. .

The Council would like to thank its partners, the Caisse de la Culture and the newspaper Le Devoir.

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