SOLEIL DE MINUIT (20 Years)
Cirque du Soleil celebrates its 20th anniversary in the streets of their hometown
with the people of Montreal through a spectacular live musical event. A recording of
this event is later broadcast under the name
"Midnight Sun" (Soleil de Minuit) and
released onto DVD. During the festivities Cirque du Soleil set a new record for the
Guinness Book of World Records gathering 544 employees at Headquarters to stilt walk.
In business, Cirque du Soleil Musique
is launched in September. It is a record
company dedicated to the creation, production, and marketing of the music associated
with current and future Cirque du Soleil shows, and to the career development of
emerging artists from around the world.
On tour, Dralion leaves North America
bound for Europe at the beginning of the year, where it will complete an extensive
multi-year tour. Alegrķa continued its
North American Tour, but by year's end, the show is bound for Tokyo and the rest
of Japan. Quidam, which would end
its Japanese Tour in the early months of the year,
returned to Canada for a two-city run before embarking on a year-long tour throughout
Australia/New Zealand. And, in November, the biggest most epic show in Cirque du
Soleil history is born. Directed by Robert LePage, KĄ
is launched at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.