Saturday, November 17, 2012

Cirque Du Soleil's Totem

We got the chance to check out Cirque du Soleil’s newest show, Totem, this week. Written and Directed by Robert Lepage, Totem traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. 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.

My mother and I were so excited to check it out. We were not disappointed. The show was the thrilling, edge of your seat kind of entertainment that only Cirque can provide. I don’t think I have ever actually gasped or yelled out loud at a live show before but I certainly did at Totem. The athleticism and strength of the performers could be matched by no one and the comedic relief had us all laughing our heads off.

The costumes were gorgeous and true to each act’s theme and story. The Hoops Dancer act was my favorite. A close second was the Fixed Trapeze Duo. The energy and authenticity was breathtaking. The stage was so cool to watch transform from one scene to the next. It was seamless and effortless the way it all flowed together. Then the bollywood-esque finale had us all up and dancing and clapping along.

Totem is showing under the Grand Chapiteau in Atlantic Station through December 30th, 2012. To get your tickets check out the Totem website. Hurry though, tickets are limited and going fast!

*I was provided tickets to Totem for this review but all thoughts are my own.

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