“When you go into unknown territory, you’ll inevitably undergo trial and error,” says Cirque du Soleil co-founder Gilles Ste-Croix as he describes the massive challenges the now-legendary Canadian theatrical troupe encountered while putting together “O” – the first-ever underwater circus performance.
It’s an understatement, of course. But that’s what Cirque du Soleil is all about: Taking extreme challenge, exertion, and achievement and transforming them into a performance so beautiful and seamless that the audience would never guess at the struggles behind its creation.
Over 25+ years, Circque du Soleil has utterly reinvented the circus and grown massively in the process – now employing over 5,000 creatives and performers from over 50 countries. [read]