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<em>Cirque du Soleil</em> History

Why the name Cirque du Soleil?
When it came time to give his troop of traveling acrobats a name, Guy Laliberté, thought of the name Cirque du Soleil (literally translated, ‘Circus of the Sun’) while watching a sunset in Hawaii. Upon his return, he researched the significance of the word ‘sun,’ in a dictionary of symbols and found the word referred to ‘youth,’ ‘energy’ and ‘dynamism’ - words that defined the troop perfectly.
 

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