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When was Cirque du Soliel set up?

Asked by Trupti Bhatt, 05 Mar '08 10:29 am
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Cirque du Soliel (French for Circus of the Sun) is an entertainment empire based in Montreal, Canada, and founded in 1984 buy Guy Lalibert and Daniel Gauthier, two former street performers.
Answered by bernard, 05 Mar '08 10:30 am

 
  
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Cirque du Soleil (French for "Circus of the Sun", in English pronounced /sɜrk duː soʊˈleɪ/) is an entertainment empire based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada located in Saint-Michel, and founded in Baie-Saint-Paul in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Lalibert and Daniel Gauthier.[1]

Initially named Les chassiers 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 450th celebrations of Jacques Cartier's discovery of Canada.[2] Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil was a success in 1984 and after securing a second year of funding Lalibert hired Guy Caron from the National Circus School to recreate it as a "proper circus". No ring and no animals helped make Cirque du Soleil the modern circus ("Cirque Nouveau" / New Circus) that it is today.[3] Each show is a synthesis of circus styles from around the world and has its own central theme and storyline which brings the audie ...more
Answered by siddhartha das, 05 Mar '08 10:34 am

 
  
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