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From the twenty or so performers that the company featured when it all began in 1984, Quebec-based Cirque du Soleil has become a leading provider of quality entertainment with nearly 3,000 employees, including 700 artists, who hail from 40 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has thrilled over 50 million spectators in almost 100 cities on four continents. With its International Headquarters in Montreal, the organization is presenting 11 different shows around the world in 2005. Cirque du Soleil has been the recipient of such prestigious awards as the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gemini, FÃ©lix, and the Rose d'or de Montreux.
Cool Facts about Cirque du Soleil:
- The stage is 110 feet (30.48 meters) long by 65 feet (19.8 meters) wide with a height of 51 inches (1.30 meters).
- In order to be very light for transportation, the stage panels are framed with aluminium.
- There is more than 600 feet (183 meters) of trussing to hold the Acrobatic Grid, the rigging and all the lighting elements above the stage.
- The acrobatic grid is 30 feet long (9 meters) and is suspended at 45 feet (14 meters) above the stage. Its main purpose is to accommodate the trapeze and bungee rigs, but we also have incorporated several lighting instruments.
- The poles that are used in the Chinese poles act are 24 feet long.
- The equipment on tour totals 360,000 pounds (180 tons).
- There are a total of twelve 53-foot trailers to transport all the tour’s equipment from city to city.
- The technical team is made up to 20 specialists and 12 truck drivers.
- Approximately 140 people are hired locally in each city to set-up and load out the show from the arena.
Featured Show: Saltimbanco
Experience a high intensity acrobatic spectacle! Full of color, amusement and amazement, Saltimbanco is a fun show for the whole family to enjoy, a great outing for everyone.
August 12 to 23 ONLY!
Special Online Offer
You can purchase 2 adult tickets and 2 child tickets
and see Saltimbanco for as little as $125!