Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Cirque Du Soleil Pierre Parisien Interview….
Pierre Parisien is the Artist Director of Cirque Du Soleil.
This man is creatively responsible for all of Cirque remarkable productions touring around the world and in Las Vegas.
Alex Belfield describes Cirque as “the best shows in the world!” – Find out why with Pierre and Alex recorded at KA in Las Vegas….
Cirque du Soleil, “Circus of the Sun” is a Canadian entertainment company. It is the largest theatrical producer in the world.
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 Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix.
Initially named Les Échassiers ([lez?e.?a.sje], “The Waders”), they toured Quebec in 1980 as a performing troupe. Their initial financial hardship was relieved in 1983 by a government grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, as part of the 450th anniversary celebrations of Jacques Cartier’s voyage to Canada.
Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil was a success in 1984, and after securing a second year of funding, Laliberté hired Guy Caron from the National Circus School to re-create it as a “proper circus”. Its theatrical, character-driven approach and the absence of performing animals helped define Cirque du Soleil as the contemporary circus (“nouveau cirque”) that it remains today