Brisbane, Australia – Thursday May 8 2014 – Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce the long-awaited return of its trademark blue-and-yellow big top to Brisbane in April 2015 with an all-new, awe-inspiring production. TOTEM, a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind, will open on April 10 2015 at Northshore Hamilton, Brisbane (images and vision available below and on request).
Pre-sale tickets are now available online exlusively to Cirque Club members. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, visit www.cirqueclub.com. Tickets are available to the general public from9am TOMORROW Friday May 9 2014 at www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem or by phone on toll free 0011-800-1-548-0000 (12pm-10pm Monday-Friday).
Since its World Premiere in 2010, more than 3 million people across 25 cities worldwide have been mesmerized by the intimacy and beauty of TOTEM, winner of the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. Featuring a cast of 45 acrobats, actors, musicians and singers, TOTEM is an uplifting array of athleticism, comedy, heartfelt emotions and surprising visual effects.
“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 is whimsically seductive and the most enjoyable show to come along from Cirque du Soleil in quite a while.” – The San Francisco Chronicle
“…spectacular, artful. Breathtaking and deliciously ironic.” – The Toronto Star
“TOTEM is visually ravishing” – The Boston Globe
Written and directed by multidisciplinary artist Robert Lepage, 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.
To watch Robert Lepage’s official interview about the concept of TOTEM, visit http://cirk.me/1a6CBhz.
For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem
Stay connected with TOTEM on Twitter: @Cirque #TOTEM
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – TOTEM – 2014/2015 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Sydney – From October 28 2014, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Melbourne – From January 21 2015, Flemington Racecourse
Brisbane – From April 10 2015, Northshore Hamilton
Adelaide – From June 11 2015, The Plateau in Tampawardli
Perth – From July 31 2015, Belmont Racecourse
Tickets for all cities on sale Friday May 9 2014 at cirquedusoleil.com/totem.
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges DHL and XEROX as the official sponsors of theTOTEM Brisbane season.
About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil who celebrates its 30th anniversary this year has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 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.