Photo Credit: Daniel Auclair
Last night, I had the opportunity to go to TOTEM, a travelling show that is put on by the folks at Cirque du Soleil. The show is at the San Diego County Fairgrounds (Del Mar Fairgrounds) until May 27th. The brainchild of the big production Vegas shows such as Viva Elvis and KÁ and O. TOTEM is full of texture and provides lots of stimulation to the senses. As always, all the Cirque du Soleil shows have the comic relief segments and costumes that dazzle. Unlike the regular circus, I enjoy going to Cirque de Soleil productions, every show is uniquely different down to the theme, costuming and creative look and feel. The common thread in all these shows is all the amazing talent; the people who show their passion in their performance. I definitely recommend this show, not only is it astonishing to see the performers do superhuman feats, the staging and technology of this production is a makes for an extraordinary experience.
*Disclosure I was provided a pair of tickets for this opening night. Thoughts are my own.
About the show (production notes)
The word “totem” contains the idea of the order of species. We carry in our bodies the potential of all species, all the way to our desire to fly—like the thunderbird at the top of the totem pole. 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 cast of TOTEM comprises 52 performing artists from 19 countries.
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