Published to celebrate twenty years of
the international phenomenon that is Cirque du Soleil, this is the
first retrospective of the circus and theatre experience that has
beguiled and bewitched audiences worldwide. This is the story of
Cirque du Soleil - its origins, its struggles, and its victories --
told by the artists themselves. In a chronological survey, in words
and in pictures, ranging from the first modest official performance
in 1984 in the small Quebec town of Gaspé to an entertainment
powerhouse in 2004 with a host of touring companies around the world
as well as resident showcases in Orlando, Florida and Las Vegas,
Nevada, this book charts a brilliant journey of creativity and
imagination, of challenge and adventure.
Lavishly illustrated with more than
three hundred photographs, "20 Years Under the Sun" covers all the
Cirque du Soleil productions, including the nine currently running.
Moreover, it details Cirque du Soleil's transformation and
innovation of the circus experience, and it reveals the thoughts and
dreams of the creative personnel, and how those dreams came to life
on the stage.
Fine in Fine dustjacket. (Click
on image above for close-up of front cover).