CIRQUE DU SOLEIL EXTENDS THE OTTAWA ENGAGEMENT OF TOTEM!
Performances from July 11 – August 4, 2013
under familiar blue-and-yellow big top next to Scotiabank Place
Since its Montreal World Premiere in April 2010, more than 2 million people across Canada, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States have been mesmerized by the TOTEM experience, that The Montreal Gazette described as “A true WOW! Escapist entertainment at its best” and The Toronto Star proclaimed as “spectacular, artful. Breathtaking and deliciously ironic”. In May 2013, TOTEM won a Drama Desk Award in New York City for Outstanding Unique Theatrical Experience.
TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.
Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.
The intimate and visually-stunning production features a cast of 46 acrobats, actors, singers and musicians performing in an ever-changing scenic environment. Through the magic of video images that were specially shot for the production in various parts of the world, the set of TOTEM becomes a virtual swamp, a river source, a marsh, a lake, an ocean, a volcanic island, a pond and a starry sky.
About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.
Seating for Totem Ottawa Show
|I have been to four shows and honestly can say all seats are equally fabulous!|
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com