Cirque du Soleil is a worldwide Circus of Amazing Acrobatic Performances

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/welcome.aspx

This is where our Hostess comes from...


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They have dozens of youtube video clips from their live performances, just type "cirque du soleil" in the youtube Search Box...

In 2005, I read a spectacular huge book, beautifully photographed with a wonderfully written history of their Circus Beginnings in Quebec, Canada..."Cirque du Soleil: 20 Years Under the Sun" published by Harry Abrams Books... check amazon etc.)

Fortunately for me, this book was available for free in my local public library (Santa Cruz, California takes Arts and Education seriously wonderfully as a very dedicated Arts and Education Community: with the University of California Santa Cruz as their "City on a Hill", and Cabrillo College as their Community College with state-of-the-art Theater and Arts Programs, and Downtown Santa Cruz as their bustling alive Arts Centers... indoors and out-on-the- streets...)

Cirque du Soleil began as a small troupe of stllt-walking fire-eaters and clowns and jugglers, struggling as young street performers and then becoming an organized small-tent traveling circus around Quebec Province

Then they started doing Big Shows in the United States, which were hugely popular but needing capital investment to become a sustainable Corporation of Entertainment... They were on the brink of small-business financial disaster, while performing sold-out shows in Las Vegas,when their Moment of Hope and Glory occurred... That was back in 1987, with a make-or-break fabulously successful show in Los Angeles ... They went on to become the Pemiere World Circus, performing simultaneous Permanent Venue Shows in Las Vegas and Major Cities around the Planet...

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Cirque_du_Soleil

Cirque du Soleil re-invented the Circus for the 21st Century and for all peoples around the world...

Check them out...