TOTEM – Cirque du Soleil [2014/2015 Australian Tour]

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  • 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

COST: From $79.00 – various levels available. Please refer to the website for more information
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ACCESS: Wheelchair accessible seats available.
AGE: There is a child’s ticket price available for ages 2 – 12 however given the duration of the show we would recommend the show as suitable for ages 7 and above.


Watch Robert Lepage’s official interview about the concept of TOTEM.


OSA Images / Costumes: Kym Barrett / ©2010 Cirque du Soleil Inc.


Australian premiere.

The tour opens in Sydney in October 28 2014 and then moves on to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The Perth season is currently on sale until Sunday August 16 2014.

TOTEM is a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind.

Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce the long-awaited return of its trademark blue-and-yellow big top to Australia in October 2014 with an all-new, awe-inspiring production. TOTEM, a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind, will open in Sydney on October 28 2014 and then tour to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Tickets are are now on sale at 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.

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.

Written and directed by multidisciplinary artist Robert Lepage.

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