Paulo Lorador

INTERVIEW

Please tell us about your athletic and/or acrobatic and/or artistic background previous to joining Cirque:

I was performing Hand to Hand with my brother, Marco (we are third generation circus performers).

  • Paulo Lorador
  • Portugal
  • Hand to Hand
When did you join Cirque du Soleil?

April 1992.

What was your first contact with the organization? What was the context?

My brother and I were performing in Monte Carlo at the Circus Festival when Cirque du Soleil approached us.

What kind of an experience was your audition and/or training and/or workshop?

Because our act is so specialized we did not have to audition.

How did your integration go (either in Montreal or in a show)?

We arrived before the premiere of Saltimbanco and only had to make changes to our costumes and music.

What do you like the most about being part of Cirque du Soleil?

The work conditions are great.

How did the transition go between your former career to your current Cirque career?

For us there was no transition in our career because we were already performing in a circus setting, we just moved into better working conditions.

Why would you recommend an artist to join Cirque?

It’s a great company to work for.

How is life on tour and in Las Vegas?

I enjoyed touring but I prefer being in Las Vegas.