TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil

May 15, 2014


Audiences are set to be immersed in acrobatical wonder once again, as Quebec's travelling circus returns to Australia, with Melbourne performances scheduled from January 2015.  In an all-new tantalising Big Top production, Cirque du Soleil now celebrating its 30th year anniversary, presents TOTEM; a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind.

Since its world premier in 2010, Cirque du Soleil's newest circus show has performed across 25 global cities, as audiences of over 3 million worldwide are left mesmerised by its awe-inspiring gymnastic performances.  Featuring a cast of over 45 acrobats, actors, singers and musicians, TOTEM illustrates the evolutionary process of species in an intimate show of hippodromic proportions.

Written and directed by multidisciplinary artist Robert Lepage, TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species, from original amphibian state to
the ultimate desire to fly.  Each character evolves on stage, evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.

The creative team behind Cirque du Soleil continues to blow the minds of young and old with TOTEM's visually striking masterpiece filled with death-defying performances, dazzling costumes, dramatic lighting, and captivating music choices.  Through its visual acrobatic language in Cirque du Soleil's distinctive elaborate style, TOTEM receives world praise as one of Cirque's best productions.

"TOTEM is whimsically seductive and the most enjoyable show to come along from Cirque du Soleil in quite a while." – The San Francisco Chronicle

“This celebration of sheer human achievement and audience appreciation is simply thrilling.  It's why we love Cirque du Soleil, and always will." – Los
Angeles Times

If you have yet to experience one of Cirque du Soleil's unforgettable performances, now is the time to book tickets, as the artistic spectacular TOTEM is expected to attract a sell-out crowd.  Secure your seat in Cirque's big tent here.

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