Circus Performers: Auditions in Paris, France

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Circus Performers: Auditions in Paris, France - January 2015: Apply online

Cirque du Soleil is seeking new talent for its current shows and upcoming creations. The Casting team will be hosting auditions in Paris, France, in January of 2015 for circus performers in all disciplines (except clowns). We welcome all original and innovative acts.

• Candidates must be at least 18 years old at the time of the audition.
• Interested candidates must apply online (click on the link at the bottom of the text description) and submit:

• A CV/resumé;
• A photo;
• A video demo of their performance. For more information on what to include in your video demo, please visit:

All complete applications (resumé/CV, photos and video demo) will be evaluated by a talent scout from the Casting team. Only selected candidates will be contacted and will receive an email to confirm their presence at least one week before the audition.

Submission deadline: January 11, 2015.

Terms and Conditions of applying online:

• The profile information of candidates will be used by Cirque du Soleil and its related partners;
• The material submitted by candidates will not be returned to candidates;
• The material of candidates who are not selected may be destroyed by Casting and will not be returned to candidates;
• By applying online, candidates who submit their material via a video demo link agree that Casting will extract their material from these links if needed to add the material to the candidate’s profile;
• Applications may be considered for one or more roles in all our shows in performance and in creation.

Please note that:
• Cirque du Soleil will not pay for any expenses incurred by candidates attending this audition.
• This is a general audition for all roles in our current shows and upcoming creations.
• Candidates who successfully pass the audition will become part of our database of potential artists for future casting calls - we do not offer contracts at the audition.
Questions? Comments? Please visit our “Help” page.

We can’t wait to discover your talent! Thank you for your interest in Cirque du Soleil.

Follow the below link to register to apply now:


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About Cirque Du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

The mission of Cirque du Soleil is to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world.

The Creation of Cirque du Soleil

It all started in Baie-Saint-Paul, a small town near Québec City in Canada. There, in the early eighties, a band of colourful characters roamed the streets, striding on stilts, juggling, dancing, breathing fire, and playing music. They were Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul (the Baie-Saint-Paul Stiltwalkers), a street theatre group founded by Gilles Ste-Croix. Already, the townsfolk were impressed and intrigued by the young performers – including Guy Laliberté who founded Cirque du Soleil.

The troupe went on to found Le Club des talons hauts (the High Heels Club), and then, in 1982, organized La Fête foraine de Baie-Saint-Paul, a cultural event in which street performers from all over met to exchange ideas and enliven the streets of the town for a few days. La Fête foraine was repeated in 1983 and 1984. Le Club des talons hauts attracted notice, and Guy Laliberté, Gilles Ste-Croix and their cronies began to cherish a crazy dream: to create a Québec circus and take the troupe travelling around the world.

In 1984, Québec City was celebrating the 450th anniversary of Canada’s discovery by Jacques Cartier, and they needed a show that would carry the festivities out across the province. Guy Laliberté presented a proposal for a show called Cirque du Soleil (Circus of the Sun), and succeeded in convincing the organizers. And Cirque du Soleil hasn’t stopped since!