One of the most popular circuses in the world today is the Cirque du Soleil (which means "Circus of the Sun"). It was founded in Montreal, Canada, in 1984. Its founders were two street performers, Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix. Since the beginning, Cirque du Soleil built its reputation on a theatrical approach with character-driven plays and complete absence of performing animals. This places him in a contemporary circus (or "nouveau cirque") category.
The highest growth happened in 1990s and 2000s, when the circus went from one show to 19 different shows played in almost 300 cities all over the world. More than 4.000 performers from 40 countries are playing in recent shows.
Here are some of the best moments of Cirque Du Soleil Shows:
For those who have not watched a Cirque Du Soleil performance before, make this the first.
Written, directed and produced by Dominic Champagne, Sir George Martin and Giles Martin, LOVE promises to bring you into a world of beloved Beatles history, interpretive dance, creative theatre, re-produced lyrics, dazzling aerial performances, exciting athletic acts and spectacular special effects.
The professionalism that is usually applied behind the scenes ensures that the production team always comes up with a refined end product.The Cirque du Soleil - O always ends up to be a memorable experience like no other.
Sometimes some people from the crowd, one female and one male, are pulled from the audience and asked to come on stage. Whether it was a planned performance or not it doesn’t matter because the end result was not only wild and hilarious but the highlight of the night.
There are 67 international circus artist performing in this play. They play different characters
Mystère has its history which dates back to the ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Its producers and creators have used this opportunity to showcase the ancient lives of the Greeks and Romans in a lively manner.
Besides regular shows, Cirque du Soleil´s artists performed on other projects, such as the Oscar Awards ceremony; Super Bowl 2007 in Miami; Expo 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain; Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow; Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China; and Super Bowl 2012 in Indianapolis.