April 18, 2011 – Creativity, boldness, and poetry are the well-known trademarks of the Cirque du Soleil, which for more than 25 years has dazzled hundreds of thousands of spectators across the globe each year. With TOTEM, the Cirque’s most recent traveling show, the famous company embarks upon the evolution of the species and humankind’s relationship to the transformation through the unique artistic vision of noted director Robert Lepage.
Integrating technology with inventiveness, TOTEM takes place on a tortoise-shaped set, which morphs into different environments throughout the performance. From one backdrop to another, and with captivating acrobatic poetry, artists tell the story of evolution and the way in which humans are inspired by other living creatures to dream and to fulfil their dreams. Skilfully mixing legend and science, this production distinguishes itself, among other things, with its ingenious use of light and projections, which give the piece a unique visual dimension.
TOTEM runs from June 16 to July 17, 2011, as part of the second edition of the MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE festival (July 7 to 24, 2011), under the yellow and blue Big Top at the Quays of the Old Port of Montréal.
Bolstered by its critical success and popularity in North America and Europe, this inspired show is a must for visitors in search of magic and wonder.