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2012 Inductee

Guy Laliberté

Guy Laliberte

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Guy Laliberté (b.1959) was born in Québec City in 1959. An accordionist, stilt-walker and fire-eater, he founded Quebec's first internationally-renowned circus with the support of a small group of patrons and performers. A bold visionary, Laliberté recognized and cultivated the talents of street performers to create Cirque du Soleil in 1984. He was the first to orchestrate the marriage of cultures and artistic and acrobatic disciplines that is the hallmark of Cirque du Soleil.

Since 1984, he has guided the creative team through the creation of every show and contributed to elevating the circus arts to the level of the great artistic disciplines. Cirque du Soleil’s partnership with the gaming industry has turned it into one of the most influential forces in gaming entertainment. Mystère debuted at Treasure Island Casino and Resort in 1993 and has been followed by shows at six other Las Vegas Strip casinos, including O at Bellagio, Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Kà at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Love at The Mirage Resort and Casino, Criss Angel Believe at Luxor and Viva Elvis at ARIA Resort & Casino.

 

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