Portland: Cirque du Soliel Extending Performances of Totem March 27-May 4
Cirque du Soleil is extending the upcoming Portland engagement of
TOTEM – a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind –
Portland, OR – January 20, 2014 – Due to strong demand, Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce the addition of three weekends of performances (April 18– 20/April 25 – 27/May 2 – 4) to the previously announced Portland engagement of its awe-inspiring big top production TOTEM, a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. Performances starting March 27, 2014will now be running through May 4, 2014 under the blue-and-yellow big top at the Portland Expo Center. Tickets for all Portland performances of TOTEM are now available online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem
Since its World Premiere in 2010, more than 2 million people worldwide have been mesmerized by the intimacy and beauty of TOTEM, winner of the 2013 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Unique Theatrical Experience. Featuring a cast of 46 acrobats, actors, musicians and singers, TOTEM is an uplifting array of athleticism, comedy, heartfelt emotions and surprising visual effects.
“TOTEM is whimsically seductive and the most enjoyable show to come along from Cirque du Soleil in quite a while.” – The San Francisco Chronicle
“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
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, visithttp://cirk.me/1a6CBhz.
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the official sponsors of the TOTEM North American tour: Infiniti, XEROX and its presenting sponsor Visa Signature in partnership with Alaska Airlines.
About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 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