Cirque Du Soleil : Dreaming Is An Integral Part Of Philosophy

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For Cirque du Soleil (Cirque), dreaming is an integral part of philosophy: to take the adventure further, push dreams further, and above all, believe that people are the engine of an enterprise. At Cirque du Soleil, they offer their artists and creators the freedom they need to imagine their most incredible dreams and bring them to life (Cirque du Soleil, 2016a). Cirque du Soleil 's incredible journey began in a small town located in Quebec, where a group known as the Baie-Saint-Paul Stiltwalkers would entertain the locals in the streets, performing feats such as fire breathing, dancing, and walking on stilts (Cirque du Soleil, 2016c). From 1982 to 1984 this group organized an event each year where entertainers from all over the world gathered to collaborate and share ideas with one another. This continued to grow when the Quebec government asked them to be part of the celebrations for the 450th anniversary of Canada’s discovery by Jacques Cartier. One of the performers, who went by the name of Guy Laliberte, proposed the idea of “Cirque du Soleil” (translating to Circus of the Sun in English) as part of the festivities. When his proposal was later accepted, the group embarked on a tour that travelled throughout Quebec visiting 10 cities and towns. As a matter of fact, this is where they attracted fans and media attention. The next 3 years they continued to perform throughout Canada, starting in Ontario and eventually moving towards the West coast. In 1987, the group became…

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