Cirque du Soleil (Circo del sol)

Cirque du Soleil (in Spanish, “Circo del sol”) is an entertainment company and the largest theater production company in the world.2 It is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Although it was founded in 1984 by Gilles Ste-Croix and Guy Laliberté, its origins date back a decade ago, when Ste-Croix took over the administration of the Le Balcon Vert hostel in the Canadian town of Baie-Saint-Paul, a meeting point for young travelers interested in the dissemination of cultural and musical activities.3 Its name refers to the “youth, energy, strength” conceived by Laliberté when establishing it as a circus with an international presence.4

Their shows combine music, dance and circus acts that include contortionism, aerial dance, juggling, acrobatics and gymnastics on trapeze, wires or ropes, trampolines, among others, and are characterized by having a plot as the guiding thread of the production. For its first exhibition, Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil, a tent was used to hold up to 800 people.5 Since then, and until 2017, they have given more than forty shows all over the world, 6 both traveling – in one carp or sand-7 as fixed events carried out in a proscenium of a hotel, casino or theme park.

2019-01-15T11:18:09+00:00June 14th, 2018|0 Comments