Street performers at the time, Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix were part of a troupe that staged a seminal stilt-walking show in 1984 called Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul. Performed on the shores of the St Lawrence River near Quebec City, it paved the way for what today we know today as Cirque du Soleil.
A live entertainment phenomenon, the company has redefined how the world views the circus. Based in Montreal, Cirque du Soleil offers world-class experiences across six continents. Over the years, Cirque du Soleil has entertained more than 215 million people in more than 70 different countries.
Drawn to Life, a Cirque du Soleil production at Walt Disney World, opened in 2021. The family-friendly show brings Disney stories and characters to life through innovative design, acrobatic performances, incredible choreography, musical scores and new animation.