Guy Laliberté

An entrepreneur of creativity

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Guy Laliberté inherited an innate business sense from his father and a love of arts and culture from his mother. In the early 1980s, he joined Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul, a stilt-walking troupe, as a public entertainer. Creative and ambitious, Guy founded Cirque du Soleil in 1984 and presented the show Le grand tour across the province of Québec. From the very beginning, he wanted Cirque du Soleil to be a profitable business that was internationally recognized. In 1993, he shook up the Las Vegas entertainment scene with Mystère, Cirque du Soleil’s first permanent show. Guy had created a new universal stage language which allowed him to attract and collaborate with the best talent in the world and enchant audiences of all ages. In addition to reinventing the circus arts, the entrepreneur made a name for himself by redefining certain long-standing conventions in show production and distribution. Since 2015, he has devoted his energies to the development of Lune Rouge, a company working to support creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship through various projects in areas such as technology, entertainment, the arts and real estate.     

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