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Encyclopedia > Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil Inc.
Type Private
Founded 1984
Founder Guy Laliberté
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec
Area served Flag of Earth Worldwide
Key people Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO
Industry Entertainment
Employees 3,800
Divisions Cirque du Soleil Images, Cirque du Soleil's Merchandising
Subsidiaries Cirque du Soleil Musique
Website www.cirquedusoleil.com

Cirque du Soleil (French for "Circus of the Sun", in English pronounced /sɜrk duː soʊˈleɪ/) is an entertainment empire based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada located in Saint-Michel, and founded in Baie-Saint-Paul in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A private company is a company that is independently owned. ... For the computer game by Peter Molyneux, see The Entrepreneur. ... Guy Laliberté (born September 2, 1959 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) is the founder and chief executive officer of Cirque du Soleil. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Download high resolution version (1085x724, 102 KB)Earth flag created solely from public domain sources and released into the public domain by Derrick Coetzee. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Daniel Lamarre (born 1953) is a Canadian businessman. ... Chief Executive redirects here. ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... This article is about work. ... A division of a business entity is a portion of that business that operates under a different name. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Baie-Saint-Paul is a city in the Province of Quebec, Canada on the northern shore of the Saint Lawrence River. ... Guy Laliberté (born September 2, 1959 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) is the founder and chief executive officer of Cirque du Soleil. ... Daniel Gauthier (born 1964 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian designer of over 100 freeware TrueType fonts, and is based in Hamilton, Ontario. ...


Initially named Les Échassiers they toured Quebec in 1980 as a performing troupe and encountered financial hardship that was relieved by a government grant in 1983 as part of 450th celebrations of Jacques Cartier's discovery of Canada.[2] Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil was a success in 1984 and after securing a second year of funding Laliberté hired Guy Caron from the National Circus School to recreate it as a "proper circus". No ring and no animals helped make Cirque du Soleil the modern circus ("Cirque Nouveau" / New Circus) that it is today.[3] Each show is a synthesis of circus styles from around the world and has its own central theme and storyline which brings the audience into the performance by having no curtains, continuous live music and performers change the props. After critical and financial successes (Los Angeles Arts Festival) and failures in the late 1980s, Nouvelle Expérience was created with the direction of Franco Dragone that not only made Cirque profitable by 1990 but allowed it to create new shows.[4] This article is about the Canadian province. ... For other uses, see Jacques Cartier (disambiguation). ... The École nationale de cirque (also called national circus school) is a professional circus school located in Montréal, Québec, Canada. ... For other uses, see Circus (disambiguation). ... Cirque Nouveau, or contemporary circus, is a relatively new form of performing art where a story or a theme is conveyed by using the traditional circus arts. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... 68. ...


Throughout the 1990s and 2000s Cirque expanded rapidly and went from one show with 73 employees in 1984 to currently 3,500 employees from over 40 countries doing fifteen shows touring every continent and have an estimated annual revenue exceeding US$600 million.[2][5] The multiple permanent Las Vegas shows alone play to more than 9,000 people a night—5% of the city's visitors—adding to the 70+ million people who have experienced Cirque.[2] In 2000, Laliberté bought out Gauthier and with 95% ownership has continued to expand the brand.[6] Several more shows are in development around the world, along with a television deal, women's clothing line and perhaps in other mediums such as spas, restaurants and nightclubs.[7] Cirque's creations have been awarded numerous prizes and distinctions, including Bambi, Rose d'Or, three Gemini Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards.[8][9] In 2004, Interbrand's poll of brand names with the highest global impact ranked Cirque du Soleil as number 22.[10] USD redirects here. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Bambi award statuette The Bambi is an annual television and media prize awarded by the German media company Hubert Burda Media. ... The Rose dOr (or Golden Rose) is a highly prestigious television award, given annually since 1961 at the Festival Rose dOr in spring each year. ... The Gemini Awards are an annual awards ceremony that celebrates the achievements for TV members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. ... The Primetime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming. ... Interbrand, a division of Omnicom, is the leading branding company in the world. ...

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Company history

Madame Enterprise with a little girl at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
Madame Enterprise with a little girl at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

Seeking a career in the performing arts, Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté toured Europe as a folk musician and busker after quitting college. By the time he returned back home to Canada in 1979, he had learned the art of fire breathing. Although he became "employed" at a hydroelectric power plant in James Bay, his job ended after only three days due to a labour strike. He decided not to look for another job, instead supporting himself on his unemployment insurance. He helped to organize a summer fair in Baie-Saint-Paul with the help of a pair of friends named Daniel Gauthier and Gilles Ste-Croix.[4][6] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the band, see The Mirage (band) The Mirage is a 3,044 room hotel and casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada (though like most hotels on the Strip, it uses a Las Vegas mailing address). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Folk song redirects here. ... A street musician with accordion in Bremen A performance comprises an event in which generally one group of people (the performer or performers) behave in a particular way for the benefit of another group of people (the viewer or viewers, or audience). ... Fire breathing is the act of creating a large flame by spraying, with ones breath, a flammable liquid upon an open flame. ... Hydroelectricity is electricity produced by hydropower. ... James Bay in summer 2000 James Bay (French, Baie James) is a large body of water on the southern end of Hudson Bay in Canada. ... Strike action (or simply strike) describes collective action undertaken by groups of workers in the form of a refusal to perform work. ...


Gauthier and Ste-Croix were managing a performing artist's youth hostel named Le Balcon Vert at that time. By the summer of 1979, Ste-Croix had been developing the idea of turning the Balcon Vert, and the talented performers that lived there, into an organized performing troupe. Although the talent was plentiful, they lacked the funding to make their idea a reality. As part of a publicity stunt to convince the Quebec government to help fund his production, Ste-Croix walked the fifty-six miles from Baie-Saint-Paul to Quebec City on stilts. The ploy worked, giving the three men the money to create Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul. Employing many of the people that would later make up Cirque, Les Échassiers toured Quebec during the summer of 1980.[11][12] Nickname: Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (I shall put Gods gift to good use; the Don de Dieu was Champlains ship) Coordinates: , Country Province Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Founded 1608 by Samuel de Champlain Constitution date 1833 Government...

A young girl getting her face painted at Cirque's Fēte Foraine.
A young girl getting her face painted at Cirque's Fēte Foraine.

Although well received by audiences and critics alike, Les Échassiers was a financial failure. Laliberté spent that winter in Hawaii plying his trade while Ste-Croix stayed in Quebec to set up a nonprofit holding company named "The High-Heeled Club" to mitigate the losses of the previous summer. In 1981 they met with better results. By the fall of 1981, Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul had broken even. The success inspired Laliberté and Ste-Croix to organize a summer fair in their hometown of Baie-Saint-Paul.[11] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


This touring festival, called "La Fête Foraine", first took place in July of 1982. La Fēte Foraine featured workshops to teach the circus arts to the public, after which those who participated could take part in a performance. Ironically, the festival was barred from its own hosting town after complaints from local citizens.[13] Laliberté managed and produced the fair over the next couple years, nurturing it into a moderate financial success. But it was during 1983 that the government of Quebec gave him a 1.5 million dollar grant to host a production the following year as part of Quebec's 450th anniversary celebration of the French explorer Jacques Cartier's discovery of Canada. Laliberté named his creation "Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil."[14][4] For other uses, see Jacques Cartier (disambiguation). ...


Retired Big Top Touring/Arena shows

Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil

On stage at the 1994 finale of Nouvelle Expérience.
On stage at the 1994 finale of Nouvelle Expérience.

Originally intended to only be a one-year project, Cirque du Soleil was scheduled to perform in eleven towns in Quebec over the course of thirteen weeks running concurrent with the third La Fēte Foraine. The first shows were riddled with difficulty, starting with the collapse of the big top after the increased weight of rainwater cause the central mast to snap. Working with a borrowed Im glenn, Laliberté then had to contend with difficulties with the European performers who were so unhappy with the Quebec circus' inexperience, that they had at one point sent a letter to the media complaining about how they were being treated.[4] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nouvelle Expérience was a Cirque du Soleil touring show that ran from May 1990 where it started in Montréal, Quebec, Canada and ended November 1993 after a 1 year long stay under Le Grand Chapiteau on the grounds at The Mirage resort in Las Vegas, NV. Category: ...


The problems were only transient, however, and by the time 1984 had come to a close, Le Grand Tour du Cirque Du Soleil was a success. Having only sixty-thousand dollars left in the bank, Laliberté went back to the Canadian government to secure funding for a second year. Unfortunately, while the Canadian federal government was enthusiastic, the Quebec provincial government was resistant to the idea. It was not until Quebec's Premier, René Lévesque intervened on their behalf that the provincial government relented.[4] René Lévesque (pronounced ) (August 24, 1922 – November 1, 1987) was a reporter, a minister of the government of Quebec, Canada, (1960 – 1966), the founder of the Parti Québécois political party, and 23rd Premier of Quebec (November 25, 1976 – October 3, 1985). ...


La Magie Continues

The "grand chapiteau" set up in Montreal, Quebec Saint-Michel neighbourhood.
The "grand chapiteau" set up in Montreal, Quebec Saint-Michel neighbourhood.

After securing funding from the Canadian government for a second year, Laliberté took steps to renovate Cirque from a group of street performers into a "proper circus". To accomplish this he hired the head of the National Circus School, Guy Caron, as Cirque Du Soleil's artistic director. The influences that Laliberté and Caron had in reshaping their circus were extensive. They wanted strong emotional music that was played from the beginning to end by musicians. They wanted to emulate the Moscow Circus' method of having the acts tell a story. Performers, rather than a technical crew, move equipment and props on and off stage so that it did not disrupt the momentum of the "storyline". Most importantly, their vision was to create a circus with neither a ring nor animals. The rationale was that the lack of both of these things draws the audience more into the performance.[15][4] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... System of government Canada is a constitutional monarchy as a Commonwealth Realm (see Monarchy in Canada) with a federal system of parliamentary government, and strong democratic traditions. ... The École nationale de cirque (also called national circus school) is a professional circus school located in Montréal, Québec, Canada. ... The artistic director of a theatre is responsible for choosing the material staged in a season, and the hiring of creative/production personnel (such as directors), as well as other theatre management tasks. ... The Moscow State Circus is a touring circus. ...


To help design the next major show, Laliberté and Caron hired Franco Dragone, another instructor from the National Circus School who had been working in Belgium. When he joined the troupe in 1985, he brought with him his experience in commedia dell'arte techniques which he imparted on the performers. Although his experience would be limited in the next show due to budget restraints, he would go on to direct every show up to, but not including Dralion.[4] 68. ... Commedia redirects here. ... A photo from a Vienna Dralion show. ...


By 1986, the company was once again in serious financial trouble. During 1985 they had taken the show outside Quebec to a lukewarm response. In Toronto they performed in front of a twenty-five percent capacity crowd after not having enough money to properly market the show. Gilles Ste-Croix, dressed in a monkey suit, walked through downtown Toronto as a desperate publicity stunt. A later stop in Niagara Falls turned out to be equally problematic. Despite critical praise, both shows were a failure which put Cirque du Soleil 750 thousand dollars in debt.[4][16] For other uses, see Niagara Falls (disambiguation). ...


Several factors prevented Cirque from going bankrupt that year. The Desjardins Group, which was Cirque du Soleil's financial institution at the time, covered about two-hundred thousand dollars of bad checks. Also, a financier named Daniel Lamarre who worked for one of the largest public relations firms in Quebec represented the company for free, knowing that they didn't have the money to pay his fee. The Quebec government itself also came through again, granting Laliberté enough money to stay solvent for another year.[4] Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... The Desjardins Group (or Mouvement des caisses Desjardins in French) is the largest association of credit unions in North America. ... Daniel Lamarre (born 1953) is a Canadian businessman. ...


We Reinvent the Circus

In 1987, after Laliberté re-privatized Cirque du Soleil, it was invited to perform at the Los Angeles Arts Festival. However, they continued to be plagued by financial difficulties. Laliberté and Gauthier took a gamble and went to Los Angeles, despite only having enough money to make a one-way trip. Had the show been a failure, Cirque would not have had enough money to get their performers and equipment back to Montreal.[17][4] Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


The festival turned out to be a huge success, critically and financially. The show attracted the attention of entertainment executives including Columbia Pictures, which met with Laliberté and Gauthier under the pretense of wanting to make a movie about Cirque du Soleil. Laliberté was unhappy with the deal, claiming that it gave too many rights to Columbia who was only attempting to secure all rights to the production. He pulled out of the deal before it could be concluded and the experience stands out as a key reason why Cirque du Soleil remains independent and privately owned today.[7] The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ...


An artistic difference caused Guy Caron to leave the company in 1988. The disagreement was over what to do with the money generated by Cirque du Soleil's first financially successful tour. Laliberté wanted to use it to expand and start a second show while Caron wanted the money to be saved, with a portion going back to the National Circus School. An agreement was never met and Caron, along with a large number of artists loyal to him, departed. This stalled plans that year to start a new touring show.[4]


Laliberté sought out Gilles Ste-Croix as replacement for the artistic director position. Ste-Croix, who had been away from Cirque since 1985, agreed to return. The company went through more internal troubles, including a failed attempt to add a third man to the partnership, Normand Latourelle. This triumvirate lasted only six months before internal disagreements prompted Gauthier and Laliberté to buy out Latourelle. By the end of 1989, Cirque du Soleil was once again in a deficit.[4]


Nouvelle Expérience

An acrobat performing in the contortion act of Nouvelle Expérience.
An acrobat performing in the contortion act of Nouvelle Expérience.
Main article: Nouvelle Expérience

In that same year, Cirque attempted to revive one of their previous shows, Le Cirque Réinvente. The attempt was abandoned after a weak critical reception. Laliberté and Ste-Croix instead created a new show based on the plans that had originally been drawn up by Caron before his departure. Originally intended to be called Eclipse, they renamed the show Nouvelle Expérience.[4] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nouvelle Expérience was a Cirque du Soleil touring show that ran from May 1990 where it started in Montréal, Quebec, Canada and ended November 1993 after a 1 year long stay under Le Grand Chapiteau on the grounds at The Mirage resort in Las Vegas, NV. Category: ... Nouvelle Expérience was a Cirque du Soleil touring show that ran from May 1990 where it started in Montréal, Quebec, Canada and ended November 1993 after a 1 year long stay under Le Grand Chapiteau on the grounds at The Mirage resort in Las Vegas, NV. Category: ...


Franco Dragone returned, albeit reluctantly. He was willing to return only if he had full creative control of the show's environment. One of the first things that he did was to remove the curtain that separates the artist from the audience. His reasoning was that this would make the artists and the audience both feel part of a larger show. Whereas in a traditional circus the artist could go past the curtain and drop his role, Dragone had created an environment where the artist had to remain in character for the full length of the production.[4]


Although Dragone was given full control over the show, Laliberté oversaw the entire production. He was in favor of Dragone's new ideas. Inspired by Jules Verne's "La Chasse au Météore", Dragone's concept for the show was that each of the performers were playing the parts of jewels spread around the Earth.[4] This article is about the French author. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ...


Nouvelle Expérience turned out to be Cirque du Soleil's most popular show up to that point and would continue running until 1993. It spent one of those years at The Mirage Resort and Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. By the end of 1990, Cirque was profitable again and was prepared to start a new show.[4] For the band, see The Mirage (band) The Mirage is a 3,044 room hotel and casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada (though like most hotels on the Strip, it uses a Las Vegas mailing address). ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here. ...


Saltimbanco (Big Top Version)

Main article: Saltimbanco
Inside Cirque du Soleil's "grand chapiteau" at Saltimbanco.
Inside Cirque du Soleil's "grand chapiteau" at Saltimbanco.

Created in 1992, Saltimbanco (big top version) was the first show in which Cirque du Soleil would narrow its focus to tell a very specific and themed story. Dragone was inspired by the way multiculturalism shaped the nature and direction of Cirque du Soleil and wanted the theme of this new show to be one of "cosmopolitan urbanism." Laliberté stated that, "For me, Saltimbanco is a message of peace. In the 1990s, immigration was an issue, the mixing of cultures in cities, and Saltimbanco reflects that mix, with all of its personalities and colours. It's the challenge we have in today's world: respecting each other, living and working together, despite our differences."[18] Saltimbanco is the oldest major touring show of Cirque du Soleil at the time of its last performance, having run from 1992-2006. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Saltimbanco is the oldest major touring show of Cirque du Soleil at the time of its last performance, having run from 1992-2006. ... Saltimbanco is the oldest major touring show of Cirque du Soleil at the time of its last performance, having run from 1992-2006. ... The term multiculturalism generally refers to a state of both cultural and ethnic diversity within the demographics of a particular social space. ... Urbanism is the study of cities - their geographic, economic, political, social and cultural environment, and the imprint of all these forces on the built environment. ...


Idealistic or not, Saltimbanco, which come from the Italian saltare in banco, meaning literally "to jump on a bench", was well received. Featuring 47 artists, the cast has been assembled from the citizens of fifteen different countries. This is, to date, the longest running show that Cirque du Soleil has ever produced. It has run for fifteen years and has toured North and South America, Europe, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Rim.[19][18]


With Saltimbanco finished and touring in the United States and Canada, Cirque du Soleil toured Japan in the summer of 1992 at the behest of the Fuji Television Network. Taking acts from Nouvelle Expěrience and Cirque Réinvénte they created a show for this tour entitled "Fascination". Although Fascination was never seen outside of Japan, it represented the first time that Cirque had produced a show that took place in an arena rather than a big top. It was also the first that Cirque du Soleil performed outside of North America.[4] Fuji Television Network, Inc. ...


On the first of February in 1997, Saltimbanco played its final show at London's Royal Albert Hall. However, the following year, the show was restaged and started a new three year tour throughout Asia and the Pacific.[20] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Albert Hall redirects here. ...


Delirium (Arena show)

Delirium is a Cirque du Soleil live music event with Live Nation. Instead of being a standard touring show it is a multimedia/theatrical production that features remixes of existing Cirque music and reinterpretations of performances. For other uses, see Delirium (disambiguation). ... Live Nation NYSE: LYV is a concert company based in the United States of America. ...


The show retired on April 19, 2008.


Big Top Touring shows

Alegría

Main article: Alegría
"Alegría" by Cirque du Soleil

Alegría was a departure from the bright circus atmosphere seen previously in productions like Saltimbanco. Created for Cirque du Soleil's tenth anniversary, the concept for the show came to life over a dinner conversation between Franco Dragone, Show Choreographer Juan Isidro Casilla and Guy Laliberté.[21] Dragone wanted this show to be dark and heavy; "At one point," Dragone said "I was with Guy Laliberté at a restaurant in one of the Las Vegas casinos, and I told him the next show would be sad, heavy, really hard: ' Alegría! Alegría! Alegría!' It's Spanish for 'Joy! Joy! Joy!' Where I come from, it's what you say when you're in pain. It means life goes on."[4] Alegría DVD finale (Sydney 2001). ... Image File history File links Alegria-Cast. ... Image File history File links Alegria-Cast. ... 68. ... Guy Laliberté (born September 2, 1959 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) is the founder and chief executive officer of Cirque du Soleil. ...


Costing more than three million dollars to produce, Alegría's main theme is about the abuse of power and the subsequent struggle for freedom. Alegría makes use of darker lighting and music than previous Cirque productions. The stage and the props use gothic arches and harsh angular designs to attempt to invoke a feeling of oppressiveness.[21][4] The western facade of Reims Cathedral, France. ...


Alegría has toured North America twice, Europe, Asia and Australia, and spent a year in residence at the Beau Rivage resort in Biloxi, Mississippi.[21] Its most famous 'White Singer', Francesca Gagnon, has twice been invited to reprise the Alegría title song at the Montreal Jazz Festival.[22] The music of Alegría has proven extremely popular and the show's soundtrack remains the best-selling Cirque du Soleil album to date.[23] Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi The Beau Rivage is a waterfront casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA. It is owned and operated by MGM Mirage. ... Biloxi and Mississippi coast The city derived its name originally from the Biloxi, a native American tribe: Biloxi (Tribe) Biloxi is a city located in Harrison County, Mississippi. ... Francesa Gagnon (born August 6th, 1957) is a French-Canadian singer and theatre actress featured in Cirque Du Soleils Alegría and Midnight Sun. During her career which has spanned more than two decades, she has recorded several solo albums and toured across three continents singing in French, Italian... Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is one of the biggest jazz festivals in the world. ... Alegría DVD finale (Sydney 2001). ...


Quidam

Main article: Quidam
"Quidam" by Cirque du Soleil
"Quidam" by Cirque du Soleil

Premiering in 1996, Quidam adhered to the trend of bringing darker shows to the big top, previously established by Alegría the year before. Derived from the Latin word for "a nameless passerby", Quidam was Cirque du Soleil's ninth production and premiered in Montreal on April 23, 1996. Dragone's concept for this show is the imagination of a young and jaded girl named Zoe. Drawing heavily from surrealistic artwork, the performers in the show are the manifestations of her own daydreams.[24] // Quidam (pronunced key-DAHM, meaning a certain one/thing or anonymous passerby in Classical Latin) is the ninth show produced and performed by Cirque du Soleil. ... Image File history File links FreedomSpirit_from_Quidam. ... Image File history File links FreedomSpirit_from_Quidam. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Max Ernst. ...


Show designers Michel Crête and Franco Dragone wanted to find a new way of incorporating the acrobatic equipment onstage. One of the ways they did this in Quidam was to design an overhead rigging system that would allow the performers to enter and exit from above and across the stage. The system also allowed the ability to suspend cast members in the air using harnesses safely for extended periods of time.[4]


The show premiered in Montreal as Cirque du Soleil's new head office and training center was being inaugurated. Initial reviews were critical of Quidam, some suggesting that it "did not feel like Cirque du Soleil". Still, the production scheduled a three year tour of North America. By the time the one-thousand performance tour was finished, Denver, Houston and Dallas were added to the schedule and more than 2.5 million people watched Quidam. QUIDAM is now on tour in Mexico, performing in Mexico City until December 30, 2007 then in January 2008 QUIDAM has a stop in the city of Monterrey and later will visit for the first time Veracruz. After Mexico, QUIDAM will be back to Europe with the first stop to be Lisbon, Portugal.[4][24] This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Houston redirects here. ... Dallas redirects here. ...


Dralion

Main article: Dralion

The years of work had taken their toll on Cirque du Soleil's creative team. After La Nouba, Franco Dragone and Michel Crête parted ways from the company. To fill the void they left for the creation of the next show, Guy Laliberté turned to his former artistic director, Guy Caron. Since his departure in 1988, Caron and Laliberté had remained friends and Caron was persuaded to leave the National Circus School to return to work with Cirque du Soleil on a new oriental-themed show.[4] A photo from a Vienna Dralion show. ...


Rather than attempt to mimic Dragone's style, Caron decided to revisit the themes of Le Cirque réinventé. "I like a show that's full of energy, without gaps, that's full of strong acts, funny, with a big punch at the end" Caron explained. One of his obstacles was working with a team of performers that were almost entirely new to Cirque du Soleil, including a new set designer named Stéphane Roy who had worked with Laliberté and Gauthier back in Baie-Saint-Paul at the Balcon Vert youth hostel. Despite the new team, many people within the company were unenthusiastic about Dralion, alarmed at how much the atmosphere and style differed from Dragone's productions.[4]


Despite any misgivings, Dralion went on to be Cirque du Soleil's top-grossing touring show. The television filming of the show received a Primetime Emmy Award.[9] The Primetime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming. ...


Varekai

Main article: Varekai
The entrance to Cirque du Soleil's Grand Chapiteau at Varekai.
The entrance to Cirque du Soleil's Grand Chapiteau at Varekai.

In 2002, Cirque du Soleil premiered Varekai, its first touring show in three years. Laliberté brought in fresh talent to direct this new show, a theater director named Dominic Champagne. Much like Caron directing Dralion three years earlier, Champagne found himself working with a fresh group of performers that had never worked for him before. Unlike Dragone's and Caron's intuitive approach to writing productions, Champagne scripted Varekai from start to finish.[4][25] Varekai is a Cirque du Soleil touring production that premiered in Montreal in 2002. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Varekai is a Cirque du Soleil touring production that premiered in Montreal in 2002. ...


Varekai, which is a word from the Romany language which means "wherever", was conceptualized on the basis of mythology like many of the previous productions. The story is about the Greek myth of Icarus. The story picks up where the myth leaves off, it tells the story of what happened to Icarus after he fell from the sky. He lands in the middle of a jungle at the base of a volcano where he must learn to fly again.[26] Varekai is a Cirque du Soleil touring production that premiered in Montreal in 2002. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... Icarus and Daedalus by Frederic Leighton The Fall of Icarus (detail), by Pieter Brueghel, 1558: Icarus is seen flailing in the water, but is ignored Daedalus launches Icarus off the ledge. ...


Corteo

Main article: Corteo

Cortéo is a Cirque du Soleil touring production that premiered in North America in 2005. Cortéo, which means "a celebratory procession" in Italian, the show is about a clown who watches his own funeral taking place in a carnival-like atmosphere. Inspired by "The Grand Parade: Portrait of the Artist as Clown" on display at the National Gallery of Canada, in many ways Cortéo is a throwback to the older and more lighthearted Cirque productions like Saltimbanco.[4][27] Corteo Cortéo (pronounced []) is a Cirque du Soleil touring production that premiered in North America in 2005. ... For other uses, see Funeral (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Carnival (disambiguation). ... National Gallery of Canada on Canada Day. ...


Directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, the founder of the Swiss clown troupe Teatro Sunil, Cortéo takes place on a pair of large divided and moving stages, each comprised of a large turntable which is 104 feet (32 m) in diameter. Each of these two stages is covered by a large curtain with a painting on it called the "Cortéo Procession".[27]


KOOZÅ

Like Cortéo, KOOZÅ is another show that goes back to Cirque du Soleil's older styles. Premiering in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on April 19, 2007, the show is heavily inspired by Middle Eastern culture and makes use of a large traveling tower on the stage called a "bataclan." The bataclan moves over the course of the show and reconfigures the performing space.[28] is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Bataclan is a digital single made available for sale on Princes website on 29 March 2004. ...


This show was directed by David Shiner, who had previously worked as a clown in Cirque's production of Nouvelle Expérience. He was another example of Cirque's trend of using new directors for each new performance. His past experience being a clown and working with the Swiss National Circus ("Circus Knie") are an influence on the lighthearted and whimsical nature of the KOOZÅ production.[29] David Shiner (born September 13, 1953, Boston, Massachusetts), is an American clown. ...


Resident shows

Mystère

Main article: Mystère (Cirque du Soleil)
Aerial hoops act from Varekai.

On December 25, 1993, as Cirque was approaching its 10th anniversary, they unveiled a new show at the then-new Treasure Island Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Mystère was a departure from their standard format much in the way that Fascination was. A deal was made between Cirque du Soleil and Steve Wynn, Treasure Island's developer, to grant permanent residency to Cirque's new show. It posed certain difficulties for the company, such as the need to set up a permanent infrastructure to meet the needs of its employees working in the Las Vegas area.[4] Mystère is a Cirque du Soleil show in permanent residence at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Varekai is a Cirque du Soleil touring production that premiered in Montreal in 2002. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Treasure Island (also known as ti) is a 2,885--room hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, USA and is connected by tram to The Mirage. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here. ... The Las Vegas Strip is home to Steve Wynns largest and best known developments. ...


Dragone's concept for Mystère was an exploration of the origins of life in our universe. The themes for the show are a conglomerate of multiple mythologies from multiple cultures. The music was quite different from Cirque's previously traditional style as well, relying on more "ethnic" music of Spanish, African and east European inspiration.[4]


The show represented Cirque's first attempt at moving from the big top into a theater setting. It was also the first time that Laliberté and Gauthier were forced to contend with a major business partner, Treasure Island.[4] The partnership led to difficulties and Steve Wynn was not initially optimistic about the show's chances for success, saying "You guys have made a German opera here." Franco Dragone took Wynn's sarcasm as a compliment. Wynn remained unhappy with the dark and moody feel of Mystère and had even threatened to delay the opening of the show unless changes were made. Nevertheless, Mystère was successful and has remained at the hotel ever since.[30][31]


"O"

Main article: O (Cirque du Soleil)

At the Bellagio Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Cirque created its tenth production and second resident show. Once again working with hotel entrepreneur Steve Wynn, Cirque du Soleil and Wynn financed a 70 million dollar theater within the hotel. As the company was getting more comfortable with theater productions, they wanted to create a show performed in the water, a concept not tried in a theater before.[4] "O", whose name comes from the phonetic spelling of the French word for water, took more than 400,000 man-hours of production and pre-production work to assemble.[32] Album art for official O soundtrack O is a Cirque du Soleil show. ... Bellagio is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It is owned by MGM Mirage. ... A pronunciation spelling of a word is a spelling intentionally different from the standard spelling, used to emphasis a particular pronunciation of the word. ...


Many past practices were unable to be used in the production of "O". The costumes used by the performers were nearly 10,000 dollars each and needed to be made of material to resist the effects of the chlorine and bromide in the water. The makeup that had been used in past shows was also unsuitable for the performers being submerged in the tanks, a new waterproof formulation needed to be made before the show could be started.[4] General Name, symbol, number chlorine, Cl, 17 Chemical series nonmetals Group, period, block 17, 3, p Appearance yellowish green Standard atomic weight 35. ... A bromide is a phrase, or person who uses phrases, which have been used and repeated so many times as to become either insincere in their meaning, or seem like an attempt at trying to explain the obvious. ...


The 1,800 seat theater itself was centered around a 1.5 million gallon tank of water for the performers to work in and around. It was built using a water pumping system that is as noiseless as possible to prevent any mechanical noise from detracting from the quality of the show itself. Twelve underwater speakers allow the performers in the water to hear and react to audio cues even when they are submerged.[33]


To support the needs of the performers who would be getting in and out of the water, A directed HVAC system was created for this theater to control the heat and humidity generated by the approximately 84 degree water. Blowers were built into the stage to keep warm air circulating on the stage while a silent air movement system carried air at 55 degrees Fahrenheit underneath every seat in the theater. The combined systems keep both the performers and the audience at a comfortable temperature.[33] HVAC may also stand for High-voltage alternating current HVAC systems use ventilation air ducts installed throughout a building that supply conditioned air to a room through rectangular or round outlet vents, called diffusers; and ducts that remove air from return-air grilles Fire-resistance rated mechanical shaft with HVAC... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ...


La Nouba

Main article: La Nouba

Later that same year in Orlando, Florida, Cirque's third resident show was inaugurated at the Downtown Disney section of the Walt Disney World Resort. In a partnership with Disney's former CEO Michael Eisner, Cirque created its first permanent freestanding theater to hold 1,671 attendees. 160 feet (49 m) high and designed to resemble a white tower with metal turrets on the outside, the 70,000-square-foot (6,500 m²) interior is made to project the appearance and atmosphere of a travelling show's "Grand Chapiteau".[34][4] La Nouba is a Cirque du Soleil show, which, like most Cirque du Soleil shows, is a circus-like performance featuring acrobats, gymnasts, and other skilled performers. ... Orlando redirects here. ... Downtown Disney is the name of an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment area; there are locations in two Disney resorts: Downtown Disney (California), at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California Downtown Disney (Florida), at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida Categories: Disney parks and attractions ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Michael Dammann Eisner (born March 7, 1942) was CEO of The Walt Disney Company from September 22, 1984 to September 30, 2005. ...


Conceptually, Dragone and Laliberté decided to portray La Nouba as a fairy tale. Assistant designer Michel Crête noted "We were at Disney, so we were influenced by a world of fables." The set design is built to give the perception of an old attic where the performers tell the audience a story.[4] "La Nouba", which originates from the French phrase "faire la Nouba" which means "to party", contrasts stories through two groups of people, one colourful and the other monochromatic.[35] A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ...


The creative design team of Cirque du Soleil admits that La Nouba was rushed together. They had been working non-stop for years on the previous shows for the past several years and La Nouba was created under near-exhaustion. They countered this by attempting to instill more youth into the show, in both the themes and the age of the performers.[4]


Zumanity

Main article: Zumanity
Cirque du Soleil performing in São Paulo, Brazil.
Cirque du Soleil performing in São Paulo, Brazil.

In September of 2003, Cirque du Soleil unveiled Zumanity. This new production was a resident cabaret-style show at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip). It is the first "adult-themed" Cirque du Soleil show, billed as "The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil" or "Another side of Cirque du Soleil". Created by Dominic Champagne, Zumanity is a departure from the standard Cirque format. Intended to be for mature adult audiences only, this show is centered around erotic song, dance and acrobatics.[4] Zumanity is a cabaret-style show from Cirque du Soleil that is resident at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino on Las Vegas Blvd. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 775 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (830 × 642 pixel, file size: 99 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cirque du Soleil in São Paulo. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 775 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (830 × 642 pixel, file size: 99 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cirque du Soleil in São Paulo. ... This article is about the city. ... Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue — a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting around the tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance. ... New York-New York Hotel & Casino is a hotel and casino located on the famed Las Vegas Strip at 3790 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Nevada State Route 604 is better known as Las Vegas Boulevard. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here. ...


The inspiration to create Zumanity came from multiple sources. Laliberté had been offered the chance to create two new shows in Las Vegas, and wanted something completely new and original rather than multiple similar shows that would cannibalize off of each other's sales and audiences. Another reason was that the New York-New York Hotel and Casino wanted to make their entertainment appear more "trendy". The hotel liked the concept of a more adult Cirque du Soleil performance.[4] New York-New York Hotel & Casino is a hotel and casino located on the famed Las Vegas Strip at 3790 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada. ...


Laliberté admits that the biggest reason to produce this show was the chance to create something with riskier subject matter. He was interested in the idea of creating a show that explored human sexuality, something that was at complete odds from the other more family-oriented Cirque shows. "Our previous shows have all been family-oriented and 'politically correct.' Laliberté said, "which is great. But we're human beings, we won't hide it. We're a bunch of happy campers. We like to live new experiences. Zumanity deals with some of those experiences."[4] This article is about human sexual perceptions. ...


Main article: KÀ (Cirque du Soleil)

After Steve Wynn sold his Mirage Resorts to MGM in 2000, Laliberté received a call from Terry Lanni, CEO of the MGM Mirage. Lanni had been eager to capitalize on the previous successes of Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas and offered to fund the production of two more shows. The first was Zumanity.[36] A billboard for KÀ at the MGM Grand Las Vegas KÀ is a show by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The Las Vegas Strip is home to Steve Wynns largest and best known developments. ... MGM Mirage (NYSE: MGG) is a Las Vegas, Nevada-based business engaged in the development, ownership and operation of hotels and casinos throughout the world. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ...


Directed by Canadian theatre veteran Robert Lepage, KÀ's drew heavily on martial arts for its inspiration. The story centers around the adventures of a pair of imperial twins. Unlike most Cirque productions, the story of KÀ was more concrete and linear, more narrative and less abstract.[36] First premiering in November of 2004 at the MGM Grand, KÀ became Cirque's fourth resident show in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was also the largest and most expensive production the company had created to date. By the time it had been completed, KÀ had cost more than 220 million dollars, of which more than 30 million was in costumes and 135 million was the theater itself, the bill for which was paid entirely by the MGM Grand.[37][38] Robert Lepage (born December 12, 1957 in Quebec City) is a playwright, actor and film director from Quebec City, Quebec, and is one of Canadas most honoured theatre artists. ... ...


LOVE

The show is based at The Mirage, Las Vegas and consists of panoramic sound and visuals along with a cast of 60 international artists. Born from a personal friendship and mutual admiration between the late George Harrison and Cirque founder Guy Laliberté, LOVE brings Cirque du Soleil together with the musical legacy of The Beatles through their original recordings. Using the master tapes at Abbey Road studios, Sir George Martin and his son, Giles Martin have created a soundscape of The Beatles music for LOVE. Love by Cirque du Soleil at Mirage Las Vegas Love is a 2006 theatrical production by Cirque du Soleil which combines the re-produced and re-imagined music of The Beatles with an interpretive, circus-based artistic and athletic stage performance. ... For the band, see The Mirage (band) The Mirage is a 3,044 room hotel and casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada (though like most hotels on the Strip, it uses a Las Vegas mailing address). ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ... Giles Martin with Hayley Westenra and George Martin Giles Martin is an album producer. ... A soundscape is an acoustic environment or an environment created by sound. ...


Arena Touring shows

Saltimbanco

Main article: Saltimbanco

This production of Saltimbanco is an abbreviated interpretation of the big top version. Saltimbanco is the oldest major touring show of Cirque du Soleil at the time of its last performance, having run from 1992-2006. ... Saltimbanco is the oldest major touring show of Cirque du Soleil at the time of its last performance, having run from 1992-2006. ...


Seasonal resident show

WINTUK

Main article: WINTUK (Cirque du Soleil)

Performed at the WaMu Theater in New York City's Madison Square Gardens and will run for ten weeks each winter from 2007-2011. Wintuk is a family-based and specifically-themed semi-permanent residency show about a young boy living in a large, snowless city waiting for the first snowfall that never comes. With the help of four other companions in search of their place in the world, they will journey to an imaginary Nordic country of Wintuk, where they experience the rich culture of the Northern peoples and bring back snow to the city in a snowstorm.[39] // Wintuk is a semi-permanent residency show by Cirque du Soleil which will play ten weeks during the holiday seasons of 2007-2011 in the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Gardens in New York City, USA. The world premiere and inaugural season is to begin on November 6, 2007 and... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... The Nordic countries (Greenland not shown) The Nordic countries is a term used collectively for five countries in Northern Europe. ...


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Future productions

  • June–September 2008: Cirque du Soleil will have a daily parade spectacle called The Awakening of the Serpent to be performed for the duration of Expo 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain.
  • September 12, 2008: Criss Angel Believe. A new permanent show at The Luxor Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, featuring Criss Angel. According to the press release, [42] Cirque du Soleil is working with Criss to fuse his signature illusions and artistry with acrobatics, dance, puppetry, music and poetry to tell a story.
  • October 1, 2008: Cirque will be premiere a new resident show at the Tokyo Disney Resort.[43] Film director François Girard will be directing that show.
  • October 19, 2008: Cirque will perform a special one-night, one-time event as a closing ceremony performance for the La Francophonie Summit and part of the celebrations marking Quebec City's 400th anniversary at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Canada.[44]
  • 2008: A new television series has been announced by Initial (a sub company of Endemol, the makers of Big Brother) in a 3-year contract. The hour-long programs may be filmed in the O2 Centre in London.[45]
  • April 2009: Cirque du Soleil has announced there will be a new touring show (working title: Cirque 2009) to be directed by renowned Brazilian choreographer/dancer Deborah Colker.
  • 2009 A second residency show in Macau will be launched at a yet-to-be constructed hotel-casino that according to sources is a reinvention of the variety show, created and directed by René Simard. [46]
  • November 2009: The Elvis Presley Projects. CKX, Inc., the company that owns the rights to Elvis Presley's name, likeness, and music publishing has signed an agreement to have Cirque create Elvis-themed permanent shows and multimedia presentations. This production is slated for Las Vegas' Project CityCenter currently under construction.[47] The Elvis Presley Projects will include additional touring and permanent shows, along with "Elvis Experiences" (interactive multimedia exhibits). One touring Elvis show is planned for Europe/Asia in 2008, with one "Elvis Experience" outside the United States. One new Elvis Presley Project will open each year from 2009-2015.[48]
  • 2010:
    • A new Cirque show will debut at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, California with a movie-themed show for the millions of tourist who flock to Hollywood Boulevard each year. The show will run for ten years and will take a six-week break during the city's Academy Award season.[49]
    • Cirque has signed a major partnership with key Persian Gulf real estate developer company Nakheel to create a residency show at the Atlantis, The Palm Resort currently under construction on The Palm, Jumeirah in Dubai with an initial 15-year deal for a new and original show scheduled to perform in late 2010 and directed by Guy Caron (Dralion) and Michael Curry[50]
    • Cirque will co-create the Canada Pavilion in association with the Government of Canada at Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China.[51]
  • Date unknown: Cirque du Soleil has proposed a theme park near Oropesa del Mar/Orpesa, Spain to act as a permanent location. The theme is "Illusion World", and it would be located in Castellon. Negotiations are underway, but nothing has been finalized as of December 2006.[52]

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Other projects

Current Projects

  • A Taste of Cirque du Soleil, a special 30-minute performance on the Constellation and Summit Celebrity Cruises cruise ships. Included on these ships is The Bar of the Edge of the Earth, a dream-like bar/lounge/disco.[53]
  • Cirque du Monde, a social action project designed to reach marginalized youth.[54]
  • Revolution, a lounge concept designed for The Mirage resort in Las Vegas in which the Cirque cast members perform to the music of The Beatles.[55]
  • Cirque du Soleil Collection, a ready-to-wear women's clothing line.[56]

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  • 74th Academy Awards (March 24, 2002), Cirque du Soleil created a five minute performance for the category of special effects at the 74th Academy Awards. They spent four months creating the show featuring 11 acts from a variety of Cirque shows. Each of the acts were choreographed and themed to their equivalent movie by re-creating the special effect scene featured in the film on stage while playing clips on a large screen behind the performances.[57]
  • Soleil de Minuit/Midnight Sun (July 11, 2004), a special one-night event in Montreal celebrating the 20th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil and the 25th anniversary of the Montreal International Jazz Festival.[58]
  • Reflections in Blue (July 16, 2005), a unique one-night water show in Montreal on as part of the opening ceremonies for the 2005 World Aquatics Championships.[59]
  • Pre-Game Show (February 4, 2007), at Super Bowl XLI. Produced by David Saltz.[60]

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Filmography

Cirque du Soleil Images creates original and innovative products for television, video and DVD and distributes its productions worldwide. In each of its projects, Cirque du Soleil Images aims to reflect the image and spirit of Cirque du Soleil's shows.


Its creations have been awarded numerous prizes and distinctions, including two Gemini Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award for Cirque du Soleil Fire Within (in 2003) and three Primetime Emmy Awards for Cirque du Soleil Presents Dralion (in 2001). The Gemini Awards are an annual awards ceremony that celebrates the achievements for TV members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. ... The Primetime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming. ...

Year Title Notes
1991 Quel Cirque A look into the creation of Nouvelle Experiénce. Out of print.
1992 Saltimbanco's Diary A behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of Saltimbanco. Out of print.
1994 A Baroque Odyssey A 10-year anniversary retrospective.
1994 The Truth of Illusion Documentary about the production Alegria. Out of print.
1996 Full Circle: The Making of Quidam A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Quidam
1998 Alegría Film adaptation directed by Franco Dragone. This film was based loosely on the touring show.
2000 Journey of Man A compilation of acts from various Cirque shows including Mystère and Quidam. This movie was shot in wide format and released at IMAX theaters.
2000 Inside La Nouba: From Conception to Perception Highlights of the show and interviews with creators.
2003 Fire Within A 13-episode inside look into the creation and production of Varekai shown on Bravo.
2003 Whatever 'Stie A Parody of Varekai show acted by the technical crew only for the actual artists (actors) DVD.
2004 Midnight Sun Festival International de Jazz de Montrèal on July 11, 2004, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Festival International de Jazz de Montrèal and Cirque du Soleil's 20th birthday.
2004 Solstrom A 13-episode series using various acts from Cirque du Soleil and other productions shown on Bravo. Each episode has a different theme.
2005 KÀ Extreme A documentary which explores the production of KÀ by following the show’s evolution from early rehearsals through to the first public performance.
2006 Lovesick Filmed over two years and set in Las Vegas during the creation of the cabaret-style production, Zumanity.
2007 FLOW A homage to the artists of "O" that provides an in-depth documentary of the Las Vegas aquatic extravaganza.
2007 The Mystery of Mystère A documentary on Mystère, the critically acclaimed theatrical production playing at the permanent location at the Treasure Island Resort.
2007 A Thrilling Ride through KOOZA A short documentary filmed during the creation period of Kooza.
2008 All Together Now A documentary about the making of Love.[61]

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Legal issues

In November of 2003, a U.S. federal discrimination complaint was filed against Cirque du Soleil by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund on behalf of gymnast Matthew Cusick.[62] The allegation was that in April of the previous year, they fired Cusick because he tested HIV positive. Cusick had not yet performed, but had completed his training and was scheduled to begin working at "Mystere" just a few days after he was terminated. Even though company doctors had already cleared him as healthy enough to perform, Cirque alleged that due to the nature of Cusick's disease coupled with his job's high risk of injury, there was a significant risk of him infecting other performers, crew or audience members.[63] Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, formed in 1973, is an American non-governmental organization devoted to promoting the legal rights of gay men and lesbians, bisexuals, the transgendered, and people with HIV or AIDS, through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ...


The complaint was filed at the Los Angeles office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Cusick stated that his HIV status in no way interfered with his ability to perform and he had been cleared by Cirque's own doctors twice before his termination. Cirque du Soleil in turn said that they had several HIV-positive employees, but in the case of Cusick, the risk of him spreading his infection while performing was too high to take the risk.[64] The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, is a United States federal agency tasked with ending employment discrimination in the United States. ...


After learning about the complaint, an additional complaint was filed on Cusick's behalf by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. Their complaint stemmed from the issue that the City of San Francisco bans contracts (or in this case land leases) to discriminatory employers.[65] This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... A Human Rights Commission is a body set up to investigate and protect human rights. ...


Although Cirque du Soleil's position remains that this is a safety issue, not a discrimination issue, they settled with Cusick on 22 April 2004. The terms of the settlement include that the company would initiate a companywide antidiscrimination training program and alter its employment practices pertaining to HIV-positive applicants. In addition, Matthew Cusick received $60,000 in lost wages, $200,000 in front pay, $300,000 in compensatory damages and Lambda Legal received $40,000 in attorney fees.[64][62] is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Compensatory damages are damages awarded for civil cases, it is awarded to the succesful party, in the case of the plaintiff, it is awarded as a compensation for the pain undegone and also in most cases is included the legal services payment, however if it is the defendant that wins...


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External links

  • Official site
  • Official Global Site
  • The Cirque Club
  • Cirque du Soleil Casting - Apply online!
  • One Drop Foundation
  • Cirque du Soleil Official Boutique
  • Video Sample Clip from Alegría

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Theater & Performance in San Jose, CA | Cirque du Soleil's 'Delirium' at HP Pavilion (805 words)
TO FANS of Cirque du Soleil and its boutique-production aesthetic, the prospect of its first-ever Delirium concert tour being presented in hockey arenas must have been akin to discovering that one's favorite sparkling wine is now available at Burger King's self-serve beverage stations.
The typical MO for a traveling Cirque du Soleil show is for a touring company to come to town, set up its tents locally for a few weeks and present a show which offers a take on the circus tradition that both harks back to the form's roots and reflects a New Wave, 21st-century sensibility.
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Cirqe du Soleil (1811 words)
Since its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has been pleasing the public with a novel show concept that is as original as it is non-traditional; an astonishing, theatrical blend of circus arts and street performance, wrapped up in spectacular costumes and fairyland sets and staged to spellbinding music and magical lighting.
It's this point that is best expressed by the remarkable feats of Cirque du Soleil's lavishly costumed performers, including a uniquely graceful underwater ballet, swooping bungee- cord choreography, two precisely balanced human "statues" in perfect synchronicity, and other wonders that must be seen to be believed.
This 10-year anniversary retrospective made in 1994 highlights the essence of Cirque du Soleil, the amazing energy and spirit that gave birth to the phenomenon and the breathtaking artistry that has captivated and delighted audiences around the world.
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