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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

Dolores Heredia

Dramaturgical Analyst - Teatro Sunil

Acting Coaches Hugo Gariulo and Antonio Vergamini come to Corteo from Teatro Sunil, the theater and dance company founded by the show's Director, Daniele Finzi Pasca in Switzerland in 1983.

Motivated by a deep commitment to humanitarian principles, Daniele has placed the tragicomic figure of the clown at the core of Teatro Sunil's productions such as Rituale, Icaro, Aittestás, Visitatio, Te Amo and Tres Tristes Tangos to express a broad range of human experiences and emotions. He has called Sunil's emphasis on sensitivity and the sense of touch "the theatre of caress."

Hugo Gariulo and Antonio Vergamini have been key members of the Sunil creative team as actors and directors for many years and have been working closely with all the artists of Corteo (including the musicians) to develop their acting skills and introduce them to the world of the clown.

"Our challenge was to bring out the fragile side of the acrobats," says Hugo, "and they are more used to putting the spotlight on their strength."

Working with a large cast has given the two coaches the opportunity to finally realize artistic dreams they have held for a long time. However, many of the artists they are working with have never acted before. "Their lack of experience is a challenge," admits Antonio. "But it also means they are more generous and ready to be open. Above all, our challenge was to bring out the fragile side of the acrobats. We would like each artist to contribute something unique."

Asked to describe the show, Hugo says there will be many dream-like images and a great deal of humanity on stage. "The artists will not be hidden by their makeup or their costumes, they will be presenting themselves to the audience," he adds. "We wanted the audience to see in their faces the children they once were and the old people they will become."

Dolores Heredia was born in Mexico in 1966.p>