Cirque du Soleil’s Ovo is finishing up its time in Toronto, with their last performance scheduled for 5pm on Sunday November 8. Toronto will mark the last stop of the Canadian leg before the troupe continues on to the United States in San Francisco. If you were thinking of going to see this one-of-a-kind insect celebration, now’s the time!
Cirque du Soleil is a Canadian entertainment company founded in Quebec in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier. Increadibly, Guy Laliberté, currently the company’s CEO, recently returned from a trip on board Soyuz TMA-16 to the International Space Station as Canada’s first space tourist.
Starting out as an accordion player, stiltwalker and fire-eater, Laliberté created his circus as a synthesis of all circus styles around the world. In 2006, Guy was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and his famous circus is the winner of the 1991 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience.