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Cirque du Soleil stelt informatiemappen beschikbaar aan de pers over de verschillende shows en over het bedrijf.

Cirque du Soleil

Het begon allemaal in Baie-Saint-Paul, een dorpje vlak bij Quebec City in Canada. Daar trok begin jaren '80 een groep kleurrijke personages door de straten, op stelten, jonglerend, dansend, vuurspuwend en musicerend. Zij vormden 'Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul' (de steltenlopers van Baie-Saint-Paul), een straattheatergezelschap opgericht door Gilles Ste-Croix. Toen al waren de mensen in het dorp erg onder de indruk van de jonge artiesten, waaronder een zekere Guy Laliberté, de latere oprichter en CEO van Cirque du Soleil.
 
 
 

Biografie

Greg Phillinganes

Musical Director

Greg Phillinganes is one of the world’s most prolific keyboard artists. A Detroit native and music veteran for 35 years, he began his career in 1975 with Stevie Wonder as part of his band, Wonderlove. Phillinganes went on to record, perform, tour and or write with Grammy winning artists such as Quincy Jones, Alicia Keys, Smokey Robinson, Eric Clapton, Ne-Yo, Barbra Streisand, Rod Stewart, Anita Baker, Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, George Harrison, Ray Charles, Mick Jagger, Babyface, Andrea Bocelli, Natalie Cole, John Legend, Willie Nelson, Chaka Khan, David Foster, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, John Mayer, Usher, Santana, Diana Ross, Burt Bacharach and Elton John. In addition to being the music director for Lionel Richie’s first solo tour, as well as Michael Jackson’s Bad and Dangerous tours, Greg served as music director for Michael’s 30th Anniversary Special at Madison Square Garden, Quincy Jones’ VIBE TV show, The 60th EMMY Awards and the first Annual GRAMMY Nominations Live Concert, as well as special events including the 1999 Super Bowl Halftime show featuring Stevie Wonder. A GRAMMY nominee himself, Greg has been a cornerstone in hundreds of GRAMMY Award winning & nominated albums, including Stevie Wonder’s Songs In The Key Of Life and Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, Invincible, and the latest Michael Jackson release Michael. Greg is working with Cirque du Soleil for the first time with Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.