Cirque du Soleil started in Québec in the early 1980's as a small travelling group that performed circus acts, in a street performance style, to original music. Word spread, and by 1990 the group had performed shows in the US and Europe. Nowadays, there are a number of Cirque du Soleil shows going on at any given time all over the world. There are currently eight shows on tour and some that are permanent in Las Vegas. It has become a phenomenon.
Reflecting on the show as we were driving home, we found it difficult to determine which act we all enjoyed the most. The acrobatic swings? The guys throwing the girl? The girls in the hoops?
"Now in its fourth decade...the essence of what we do has stayed constant: we invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world."