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Cirque du Soleil
Founded in June 1984, Cirque du Soleil began with a very simple dream. A group of young entertainers got together to amuse audiences, see the world, and have fun doing it. Every year, the audiences get bigger, they continue to discover new places and ideas and they're still having fun.
Today they still dream of enriching the lives of all those who cross their path through their actions and their creativity. They also dream of imbuing their new projects with the energy and inspiration that are the essence of their shows. And they want to help young people express their dreams … and make them come true.
Cirque du Soleil is a family of diverse individuals from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. And Cirque is dedicated to respecting the individuality and unique point of view of each person woven into humanity's rich tapestry.
As individuals, they are united by one overriding goal: to entertain, uplift and enlighten audiences the world over.
Cirque du Soleil was formed in 1984 by a troupe of street performers known as "Le Club des Talons Hauts" (the high-heels club), the same group which had founded the first street performers' festival, La Fête foraine de Baie-Saint-Paul. (Baie-Saint-Paul is a small town near Quebec City.)
Some members of this group are still active at Cirque du Soleil: Guy Laliberté, then a musician and firebreather, is now Founding President. Gilles Ste-Croix, who went most places on stilts in those days, is now the Director of Creation and Guy Caron, then an actor, now directs some Cirque productions.
In 1984, 73 people worked for Cirque du Soleil. Today, the organization has over 2,500 employees worldwide. The average age of Cirque du Soleil employees is 34. Cirque du Soleil has not received any operating grants for its productions from the government nor the private sector since 1992.
Initially, Cirque du Soleil toured only one show at a time. From 1984 to 1989, Cirque played to an average of 270,000 people a year. In 2003, there will be no less than nine Cirque productions running on three continents. In 2003 alone, nearly 7,000,000 people will see a Cirque du Soleil show. Since Cirque's founding in 1984, more than 37 million people have attended one of its productions. Since it began, Cirque du Soleil has performed in near 100 cities around the world.
Cirque du Soleil's International Headquarters are in Montreal.
Numerous organizations from around the globe have honoured Cirque du Soleil, particularly for its artistic and business achievements. These distinctions include prestigious Emmy, Drama Desk, Ace, Félix, and Gémeaux awards, as well as a Rose d'or de Montreux.
Cirque du Soleil is now working on diversifying its commercial activities: for example, projects are under way in the audiovisual, film, publishing, and merchandising fields.
On December 14, 1998, Cirque opened its very first store right in its new permanent theatre at Downtown Disney West Side on the property of the Walt Disney World® Resort, near Orlando, Florida.
Productions since 1984
Cirque du Soleil
La Magie Continue
We Reinvent the Circus
A collaboration with Cirque Knie
The top image of this layout features performers in «O» from the show's souvenir program and Cirque du Soleil's website and the bottom images are from Mystère from the website.
I am not a performer in Cirque du Soleil nor am I affiliated with them, but just a fan.