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Cirque du Soleil celebrates 30 Years Monday 16 June 2014
On Monday 16 June 2014, Cirque du Soleil officially celebrates its 30th anniversary. Three decades ago, Cirque du Soleil was the dream of a small community of travelling performers in Quebec, Canada who would do anything to share their love of the circus. The family has grown since then and now includes thousands of dreamers - creators, artists, technicians and workers who toil in the shadows. The dream has become a symbol of Quebec pride, with the international entertainment company having brought 35 large-scale shows to life, 20 of which are still in operation. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil Chapiteau, 1984, photo by Guy Laliberte.
Since 1999, Cirque du Soleil has brought seven of their productions to Australia. Adding a new chapter to Australia’s love affair with Cirque in this 30th anniversary year, the Big Top production TOTEM arrives in Sydney on 28 October and will then tour nationally including seasons in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.