Get Excited! Cirque du Soleil is soon returning to Adelaide with an all-new Big Top production, TOTEM.
Since its World Premiere in 2010, more than 3 million people across 25 cities worldwide have been mesmerised by the intimacy and beauty of TOTEM.
On an island evoking the shape of a giant turtle, TOTEM traces humankind’s incredible journey – from our original amphibian state to our ultimate quest for flight. Along the way, it also explores our dreams and infinite potential, and the ties that bind us both to our collective animal origins and to the species that share the planet with us.
With scenes from the story of evolution randomly linked together in a chain, TOTEM returns to the beginnings of organic life in the primordial ooze. Featuring Neanderthals, Cro-Magnons, primates and men in suits, among others, the show depicts a world of archetypal characters who, in their own way, witness and act out the perennial, existential, questions of life.
The production features a cast of 46 acrobats, actors, musicians and singers from 17 countries (Australia, Belarus, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States).
Cirque du Soleil as a whole has brought wonder and delight to close to 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents. For more information about Cirque du Soleil , visit www.cirquedusoleil.com
The critics are raving about TOTEM and we can’t wait for this installation of the incredible Cirque du Soleil.
“This is one very sharp show. TOTEM is thrilling” – The New York Times
“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
TOTEM opens on June 11, 2015 at The Plateau in Tampawardli, Adelaide (Sir Donald Bradman Drive).
Tickets available here.