Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cirque Du Soleil Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Cirque du Soleil's 25th anniversary production, unveiled in Montreal earlier this year, is entitled Ovo. The troupe will stage 19 shows around the world in 2009, with 15 million people expected to attend. (Benoit Fontaine/Cirque du Soleil)

From The CBC:

Cirque du Soleil, which has grown into one of Canada's best-known cultural exports, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Montreal and around the world on Tuesday.

As part of the festivities, Cirque performers will attempt to recapture the world record for most people simultaneously walking on stilts.

The stilt walkers will gather outside Cirque's Montreal headquarters as well as in other cities such as Orlando, Las Vegas, Moscow, Lisbon, Macau, Tokyo and Fortaleza, Brazil.

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