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Friday, November 16, 2012

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL IS BACK IN ATLANTA WITH ITS BIG TOP PRODUCTION #TOTEM

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL IS BACK IN ATLANTA
WITH ITS BIG TOP PRODUCTION



TOTEM
OPENS TONIGHT
For a limited engagement
until Sunday, December 30
Under the blue-and-yellow Big Top
at Atlantic Station
1 ADDITIONAL WEEK-END OF PERFORMANCES
NOW ON SALE
Atlanta, GA – October 26, 2012 - Cirque du Soleil is back in Atlanta with its touring production TOTEM which premieres tonight for a limited engagement under the blue-and-yellow Big Top at Atlantic Station. One final week-end of performances has been added today to the Atlanta engagement of TOTEM from December 28 to 30, 2012.
Tickets for TOTEM can be purchased at any time online via www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem or at the Cirque du Soleil box office, located inside the entrance tent at Atlantic Station. (Regular box office hours are from 2 hours prior to show time until 30 minutes after the beginning of the show from Tuesday through Sunday.)
Performance schedule: Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 8pm; Thursdays through Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm; Sundays at 1pm and 5pm; and dark on Mondays. 

Visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem for the complete performance schedule.
About TOTEM
Since its world premiere in 2010, TOTEM visited over 14 different cities in 4 different countries and performed in front of more than 1.5 million spectators. TOTEM marks the 10th Cirque du Soleil Big Top touring show visit to Atlanta since 1991. 
Written and directed by 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. The cast of TOTEM comprises 52 performing artists from 17 countries.
The Creative team
Under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix, the show brings together a team of 12 creators, including Robert Lepage - Writer and Director; Neilson Vignola - Director of Creation; Carl Fillion - Set and Props Designer; Kym Barrett - Costume Designer; Bob & Bill - Composers and Musical Directors; Jeff Hall – Choreographer; Étienne Boucher - Lighting Designer; Pedro Pires - Image Content Designer; Jacques Boucher - Sound Designer; Pierre Masse - Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer; Florence Pot - Acrobatic Performance Designer; and Nathalie J. Simard - Makeup Designer.
Sponsors
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the sponsors of the TOTEM 2012 North American tour: Infiniti, CGI, XEROX and Sun Life Financial.
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 has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.
For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem
Follow us on Twitter: @cirque - hashtag #TOTEM
Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/totemcirque

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