Summer must-see: Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM
Have you booked your ticket to see Cirque du Soleil’s Ottawa production of TOTEM yet?
The verdict? I can say without hesitation that this is a must-see to add to your Ottawa summer bucket list.
The official summary of the show’s storyline is this:
“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.”
In all honestly, I find this description almost a little too poetic – because once you’re in your seat, the specific details of the story aren’t want grab you (and there are moments that perhaps, on the surface, seem like they don’t quite fit).
The real magic of this show is the incredible acrobatics, the beautiful artistry of the costumes and set, the fantastic music and the absolute wonder (or complete discomfort!) that is evoked deep within your gut as you see those on stage perform feats you’d only think possible in a film with special effects.
My favourite parts?
For more info or to buy tickets, head on over to Cirque’s official site.
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