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Incomprehensible first reference to Laliberté[edit]

The first two paragraphs of this article read:

"Zumanity is a resident cabaret-style show by Cirque du Soleil at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The production was unveiled on September 20, 2003.[1] It is the first "adult-themed" Cirque du Soleil show, billed as "the sensual side of Cirque du Soleil" or "another side of Cirque du Soleil". Created by René Richard Cyr and Dominic Champagne, Zumanity is a departure from the standard Cirque format. Intended to be for mature adult audiences only, this show is centered around erotic song, dance, and acrobatics.[2]

"The inspiration to create Zumanity came from multiple sources. Laliberté had been offered the chance to create two new shows in Las Vegas, and wanted something completely new and original rather than multiple similar shows that would cannibalize off of each other's sales and audiences. Another reason was that the New York-New York Hotel and Casino wanted to make their entertainment appear more "trendy". The hotel liked the concept of a more adult Cirque du Soleil performance.[2]"

It is ridiculous and confusing to most readers to have the first reference to Laliberté be by last name and without any preceding explanation of who he or she is. (Whether or not this person's connection to Cirque du Soleil is explained in a linked article is irrelevant.)

Would someone knowledgeable on the subject please fix this unfortunate first reference, so that a prior explanation of who Laliberté is can be found in the article? Thank you.Daqu (talk) 19:05, 27 June 2012 (UTC)