Cirque du Soleil or for my non-French readers circus of the sun, is a Canadian entertainment company as well as the world’s largest theatrical producer. It is based in Montreal Canada and was founded by Guy Laliberte and Gilles Ste-Croix who were two former street performers. Originally the group was composed of 20 street performers in 1984. Their productions were presented in 450 cities in 60 countries. The group now currently has 4,000 employees and over 1,00 artist from all across the globe.