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Roll up, roll up the Cirque is coming to town
If you have ever seen a Cirque du Soleil production you will know they are an awe-inspiring and spectacular sensory delight.
With spectacular choreography and acrobatic feats TOTEM has received rave reviews and promises to be just as thrilling as other Cirque du Soleil productions.
Inspired by many evolutionary myths and legends, TOTEM explores the fascinating journey of the human species from its early amphibian state through to it's dream to fly. This Cirque du Soleil production provides wonder and delight to the audience as it evokes the imagination, invokes the senses and provokes emotions.
TOTEM Amphibians Image from TOTEM- Cirque du Soleil facebook
Internationally renowned Cirque du Soleil was founded in 1984 by the visionary Guy Laliberté in Quebec, Canada. Laliberté cultivated the talents of street performers to a whole new level of wonder and delight that has mesmerised and enthralled millions over the years.
The creators of TOTEM are a talented group of artists, from the creative and artistic guides and directors, to the vast array of costume, lighting and choreographic designers. Reading the impressive experiences and credentials of the people behind this amazing show provokes awe and respect.
The creation of this production encompassed intricate and detailed research and design for the costumes, lighting and set. The show's costume designer is Australian Kym Barrett. Kym researched real animals, plants and birds as well as cultural and tribal designs to create her spectacular and inventive characters.
The 750 costumes in the TOTEM production are all hand-made in Cirque du Soleil International Head Quarters workshop in Montreal. To recreate the elaborate textures and colours found in nature, sophisticated printing techniques, fluorescent pigments and crystals are used to interact with the show's spectacular lighting.
TOTEM Big Top Image from TOTEM- Cirque du Soleil Facebook