Cirque du Monde, Cirque du Soleil’s flagship corporate citizenship program, celebrated its 15th anniversary. To highlight this important milestone in Cirque’s history, MU created its first interior mural, within the company’s walls. The artist, Gene Pendon, used the Cirque du Monde photo archives as a source of inspiration. As a result, the mural renders the program’s social and artistic vocation, as does the main character depicted in this work of art. At the bottom of the mural, the urban scene represents the poverty-stricken favelas of Brazil where the first youth-oriented circus workshops were held. The ethnic motifs in the background evoke the diversity of nations where Cirque du Monde has had an impact over the last 15 years. The human pyramid illustrates teamwork, self-esteem and solidarity, the core values advocated by Cirque du Monde. The mural was inaugurated on January 12, 2010. To mark the occasion, Cirque du Soleil employees took part in the playful creation of an original, collective work of art on the wall perpendicular to the mural. Arly Padan and Brian Armstrong assisted the artist for the duration of the project.