About Cirque du Soleil
WHO ARE WE?
Founded in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. The company has over 5,000 employees from 40 different countries, including more than 1,200 artists.
It all started in Baie-Saint-Paul (QC) when a group of 20 street performers (fire-eaters, stilt-walkers and juggling street performers) joined forces to create one show that had everything. Over the years, Cirque du Soleil founders, Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier, created new shows and expanded to new horizons. Cirque du Soleil has now carved out a unique niche in the entertainment industry and has brought wonders and delights to more than 100 million spectators in over 300 cities on 5 continents. Whether it's a touring or a resident show, Cirque du Soleil shows are built around the same elements: a combined work of performers, directors and backstage crew to create a unique experience.
Cirque du Soleil creative approach is built on deep convictions and values which rest on a foundation of audacity, creativity and imagination. Ever since it started to present shows around the world, Cirque du Soleil has chosen to be involved in communities with social initiatives. In 2007, a non-governmental organization (One Drop) has been founded by Guy Laliberté with a mission to fight poverty by providing access to water to all.
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