Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil





Cirque du Soleil

创始于加拿大魁北克市附近的一个小镇-拜圣保罗。在八十年代早期,有一群各色各样的人游荡在小镇的街道上,有的踩高跷,有的耍把戏,有的跳舞,有的表演吐火,还有的在演奏音乐。他们是 Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul(拜圣保罗的踩高跷者),由 Gilles Ste-Croix 创建的一个街头剧团。这群年轻的表演者给小镇居民留下了深刻的印象并激起了他们浓厚的兴趣,其中就包括 Guy Laliberté,他之后创建了太阳剧团并担任 CEO。



Mark Swanhart


Mark Swanhart began his dance studies at 7 years old in his hometown of Vinco, Pennsylvania and furthered those studies at Point Park College of Pittsburgh. After college, Mark made his professional debut with the James Kelley Choreography project and remained in Chicago to perform with Deeply Rooted Dance Chicago, River North Dance Company, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Mark then turned his focus to theater and joined the first national tour of Fosse.

Knowing his true calling was choreography, Mark headed for Los Angeles where he found his first choreography job on Baz Luhrman’s La Boheme on Broadway. He spent the next year maintaining the Broadway cast and then remounting the production in Los Angeles. Since then, Mark has choreographed music videos, stage productions, and national commercials.  Credits include the water fountains for Steve Wynn’s new casino in Macau, China; choreography for Celine Dion’s Taking Chances Tour, and her CBS Television Special.  Viva ELVIS is his first engagement with Cirque du Soleil as Choreographer.