Cirque du soleil stilt walking event June 16, 2009

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Stilt-walkers gathering for the 25th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil on June 16, 2009

Five years after setting the first Guinness world record for the most people simultaneously walking on stilts, Cirque du Soleil is inviting its artists and employees of Fortaleza (Brazil), Las Vegas (U.S.A.), Lisbon (Portugal), Macau (China), Montreal (Canada), Nagoya (Japan), New York (U.S.A.), Orlando (U.S.A.) and Tokyo (Japan), as well as the population of Moscow (Russia), to gather on June 16, 2009 and help it reclaim the title.

The 2004 record and beyond

In 2004, to mark its 20th anniversary in a slightly eccentric way, Cirque du Soleil set the first Guinness world record for stilt-walking with 544 employees from its International Headquarters in Montreal taking part. In 2006, a group of Japanese people beat Cirque’s record with 614 stilt-walkers and, in 2008, 625 young people from Brandford, Ontario (Canada), took the title from the Japanese!

The June 16 event will be a worldwide gathering to celebrate 25 years of Cirque du Soleil.

In NY the event will be From Noon to 1:30 p.m At Pier 84 – Midtown West Cross at W.44th or W.43rd Street

Cirque also provides a stilt-making guide and video for those who are crafty.

Stilt-Making Guide
Demo video

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