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Cirque Du Soleil

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Cirque du Soleil (French for “Circus of the Sun”) is an entertainment empire based in Montréal, Quebec, Canada and founded in Quebec in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier. It was an answer to a call by Commissariat général aux célébrations 1534-1984 of the Quebec Government for the 450th anniversary celebration of the discovery of Canada by French explorer Jacques Cartier (b 1491-d 1557). Gauthier, who left the company in 2001, now owns the ski area Le Massif, on the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. Cirque du Soleil is now “guided” by Guy Laliberté.

It has been described as the modern circus, and focuses upon a storyline as well as amazing performances. It has several resident and touring troupes and draws heavily from the circus tradition. Emphasizing the use of humans as performers, Cirque du Soleil does not make use of animals. Instead, its performances combine elements of street performances and busking, circus, opera, ballet, and rock music. Acts include contortionists, jugglers, feats of strength, clowning, and trapeze artists. Their costumes are very colorful and creative, setting a festive and lively atmosphere. Also, Cirque shows do not use pre-recorded music; all music is played live.

Cirque shows begin as a creative concept, usually with elements of a central story line, a design concept and the selection of a composer for the music. These elements remain relatively constant throughout the production run of a given show.

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  • Daria_Silas

    гениальный цирк, гениальная музыка)

    13 Apr 7:27pm Reply
  • sandrarichm

    Just Great

    12 Apr 4:15pm Reply
  • lucassalgado

    Junoon <3

    3 Mar 2:14pm Reply
  • aenith

    uwaga uwaga ;) Odsprzedam lub wymienię na inny dzień bilet na Cirque du Soleil w Warszawie 20 września o 13,30 cena biletu to 374 złote, ale w akcie desperacji możemy sie jakoś dogadać widowisko jest naprawdę wartościowe, byłam w zeszłym roku na innym spektaklu i byłam zachwycona :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQoyuLsidJI Hey! I have tickets to sell, in Warsaw :) If you are interested please contact me janiak.julia@gmail.com It's EXTREMELY INPORTANT for me :)

    4 Sep 2014 Reply
  • slave_4_Britney

    Check out this unique fan-based Solar Flare Podcast about Cirque Du Soleil, featuring exclusive news and interviews with performers. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/solar-flare-podcast/id852729166 Also, like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/sfcirque https://www.facebook.com/SFCIRQUE

    1 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Assedor

    Surreal art of thes musicians is like the embodiment of human emotion in music. Fantasy of musicians gets them very far.

    20 Feb 2014 Reply
  • burningcolors

    I wanna see Kooza, La Nouba and Alegria so bad.

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TiffaniTiger

    Sorry, I'm trying to understand the purpose of celebrating the European explorers in the Americas, whether French, Spanish, from Portugal, the U.K. or wherever. The world is starting to wake up to the terrors the first Americans (First Nations) suffered due to our European ancestors "exploration" on this continent. I understand that Quebec wants to seperate and maintain the French culture, but celebrating the French explorer of Quebec seems like celebrating Columbus Day to me. Don't get me wrong, I like good fun, it's just an issue I have with who is being celebrated. Celebrate the good aspects of French-Canadian culture, but have great sorrow for the crimes against humanity committed by so many of our European ancestors.

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • ljutien

    Amazing shows with wonderful music!

    11 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Varjomanaatti

    Just saw them live. Wanted to do that like since I was 4. Almost cried like a little bitch

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • deRibes

    Wanna see them live!

    17 Jan 2013 Reply
  • ApolaHudson

    Recuerdo cuando hacía trapecio... dah.

    23 Dec 2012 Reply
  • EnyaStoules

    alegria, come un lampo di vita! EL PENDULO FANTASTICA! MI CANCION FAVORITA EN TODO EL UNIVERSO <3

    21 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Irbidan

    classic

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • lucassalgado

    Delirium - Melhor trilha sonora, melhor espetáculo, melhor tudo !

    11 Mar 2012 Reply
  • GutoDolijoh

    Alegriaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ♪ #amo

    11 Mar 2012 Reply
  • silastresson

    I'm seeing Quidam tonight, after having waited for nine years (wanted to see it since I was a kid!) So excited, some of their best music and definitely one of their greatest shows. I love Cirque. TuT

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • ladieshopie

    thank you for your so deep beautiful music and: YOU ♥♥♥

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • XXXStronger

    Varekai <3

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • across_skyline

    Zarkana >>>>>>>>>> everything.

    17 Jan 2012 Reply
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