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Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

 
 
 

Biography

Michel Dallaire

Clown Act Designer

Cirque du Soleil fans will remember the clown group called La Ratatouille, which performed in 1984 and 1985. Michel Dallaire was the soul behind it. He has since put together a number of groups and created many clown shows in Europe, including Pomp Duck and Circumstance, Cirque Gosh in Germany, and Les Hommes Noirs. Recently, he founded a clown school in France. Guy Caron has relied on Michel's talent to put together a group of clowns in the pure "absurd" style, a style very familiar to Michel.