Ginger Ana Griep-Ruiz | TEDxTokyo 2010
A zany kingdom inhabited by lithe denizens in lush, unearthly plumage. A troupe of master acrobats, mimes, comics and storytellers offering vignettes full of grace, slapstick, pathos and danger in equal measures. Cirque du Soleil draws you in, and makes you forget any other realm exists.
Formed in 1984 by twenty street performers, Cirque du Soleil’s mission is to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions. Based in Quebec, the group now has over four thousand employees from over forty countries, including a thousand artists. Their shows have brought wonder and delight to almost a hundred million spectators in over two hundred cities on five continents. The company has garnered such prestigious awards as the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gémeaux, Félix, and Rose d’Or de Montreux.