Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil si a Canadian entertainment company. It is a mix of circus arts and street entertainment.

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Cirque du Soleil ('Circus of the Sun') is a Canadian entertainment company, self-described as a 'dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment.' Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and located in the inner-city area of Saint-Michel, it was founded in Baie-Saint-Paul in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberta and Gilles Ste-Croix. Initially named Lesahassiers, they toured Quebec in 1980 as a performing troupe and encountered financial hardship that was relieved by a government grant in 1983 as part of the 450th anniversary celebrations of Jacques Cartier's discovery of Canada. Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil was a success in 1984, and after securing a second year of funding, Laliberta hired Guy Caron from the National Circus School to re-create it as a ''proper...'

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