Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM premiered in Atlanta on Friday October 26, 2012 at at Atlantic Station under the Blue and Yellow Big Top. The show is amazing and will be in town through December 30, 2012 so if you haven’t had a chance to see the show, you still have time to buy tickets.
Through a visual and acrobatic language, TOTEM traces the evolutionary progress of the human species from the amphibian state all the way to the futuristic state. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species.
The show had several scenes, the Amerindian Hoops Dancer, Unicycles, and the Ring Trio to name a few. While watching the show I’d see a scene and think to myself this is my favorite scene then another scene would begin and then it was my favorite. The cast performed with such precision, skill and grace. To be able to move as one with another performer you really must have great rapport and trust. They obviously practice long and hard.
The creators of the show really did an amazing job, the story was fluid, the set design was very creative, and costumes were so beautiful. They were colorful and very detailed. One of costumes that really caught my eye was that of the Crystal Man who as a recurring character throughout the show. When he dropped down from the sky his costume which was made of small mirrors and crystals sparkled and caught the attention of all.
This was the first Cirque du Soleil show I have ever seen and I must say I was very impressed, I was aw the entire time. Overall the show was very entertaining.
Disclaimer: I received media passes to review this show, however all words expressed are my own.