From the moment you walk into the blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau (big top) you enter another world. You are taken away, for a few hours of magical entertainment. The show captivates your senses with music, amazing visuals, and of course, incredible acrobatics. Our seven year old daughter and I attended together, and we were both enthralled throughout the entire production. There were many young children, including babies seated near us, all of whom were entirely entertained.
TOTEM, which premiered in 2010, has enchanted over a million people, and visited more than 10 cities in North America & Europe. The show is “inspired by many founding myths between science and legend, and explores the ties that bind Man to other species and his dreams.” The production is based on the principal that we each carry the potential to fly like a thunderbird to the top of the totem pole.
There were so many incredible parts of the show, including the use of Russian bars, a rings trio, roller skates, perches, a hoops dancer, fixed trapeze duo, unicycles, and so much more! Of course, the costumes are incredible, and the set design and choreography are top notch. I can’t say that there was a certain part of the show that was my favorite, because the entire production was astounding. It even received a standing ovation!
The production is running in San Diego through May 27, 2012. TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil would be an incredible gift to a mom for Mother’s Day, and Cirque du Soleil is offering certain tickets for select performances discounted 25%. Click HERE for more a sneak preview of the show, as well as info about the discount available. Now that I’ve been to the show, I know I’d love the gift of TOTEM myself!