The Léon Duperré Collection
In memory of a virtuoso Quebecois artist
The National Circus School Library houses and curates an archive that sublimely illustrates the life of Léon DuPerré (1886-1943) and the circus arts of his era. Passionate about the unicycle and acrobatic bicycle, this famous Quebec artist performed in a large number of circus companies throughout Canada and the United States.
More than 700 archival documents
«Les archives vous parlent : Léon DuPerré, une vie d’artiste» (in French: The Archives Speak: Léon DuPerré, life of the artist)
Video clip realized with the invaluable participation of Léonne DuPerré-Rousseau, daughter of Léon DuPerré, as part of a master’s project by Annie-Clara Gravel and Célia Destemberg of the Université de Montréal’s History Department.
A life dedicated to the circus and entertainment worlds
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Circus Arts research platform
The Circus Arts research platform is now available! The School is working with numerous institutions to offer a free circus arts-related online website! More than 120 researchers profiles, 2000 academic publications and 200 significant circus collections are available.
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