I came across this article from the Calgary Herald about Cirque du Soleil headquarters. I found it very interesting as the writer gives a glimpse to a place that is almost always closed to the public. Also, Lisa Maree Skinner, former fast track performer is mentioned to be training for Quidam’s arena tour. It looks like she’s training for aerial hoops.
“I think I had an opinion of the circus as many other people do,” says the 29-year-old with a laugh, relaxing after a training session that found her suspended eight metres above the ground on a spinning metal hoop. “It was animals and carnies and things like that. It was never part of my life plan. Cirque approached me a couple of times, but the first time in 2000 I still didn’t know much about it.”