Cirque du Soleil ("Circus of the Sun" or "Sun Circus") is a Canadian entertainment company. It is the largest theatrical producer in the world. Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and located in the inner-city area of Saint-Michel, it was founded in Baie-Saint-Paul on 7 July 1984, by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix.
History with the Macy's Parade
Cirque du Soleil made their first Parade appearance in 2013 with a state-of-the-art float, The Dreamseeker. At more than 52-feet long, 23-feet wide and 35-feet high, the ship is the one of the longest, tallest and widest floats in the Parade's history. Cirque du Soleil collaborated closely with the Macy’s team on the design of the float, constructed by the artists of Macy’s Parade Studio. The giant ship seems to take flight thanks in part to hulking antique wings, and comes complete with custom-designed trampolines and Chinese poles. As it glides through the streets, spectators get a glimpse of an entire crew instantaneously springing into action, leaping at the opportunity to touch people’s hearts and to reignite their dreams. Fans along the route and in homes across the nation caught a glimpse of an incredible spectacle as the troupe of more than 20 acrobats and characters perform unbelievable feats of fantasy. The float made the usual amount of three appearances, and was retired after the 2015 Parade.
Though the float was retired the previous year, in 2016, Cirque du Soleil's Paramour served as one of the pre-parade acts for the NBC telecast. The company hasn't had any involvement with the Parade since then.