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Cirque du Soleil TOTEM, a take on human evolution, opens in Vancouver (PHOTOS)

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DH Vancouver Staff May 16, 2014 5:32 pm

A capacity crowd gathered under the blue-and-yellow big top at Concord Pacific Place in False Creek last night for the opening show of Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM 2014 run in Vancouver.

It is the last North American tour stop before the production moves to New Zealand and Australia. The show runs for 150 minutes, including an intermission, and features a cast of 45 acrobats, actors, musicians and singers that make TOTEM an uplifting array of athleticism, comedy, heartfelt emotions and surprising visual effects.

Written and directed by Robert Lepage, TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from tis 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.

Cirque du Soleil has entertained nearly 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents since it was first formed 30 years ago in 1984.

TOTEM will play in Vancouver through July 6, 2014. For tickets and the performance schedule, visit: http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/totem/tickets/vancouver.aspx

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