Totem, which opened at Midtown's Atlantic Station over the weekend, marks the 10th Cirque du Soleil big top touring show to visit Atlanta since 1991.
Cirque du Soleil has returned to Atlanta with its touring production Totem, which premiered this past Friday to begin a two-month engagement under the blue-and-yellow big top at Atlantic Station. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution spoke recently with the show’s artistic director Tim Smith about what patrons might expect to see and experience at Totem. The show, which is scheduled to be performed locally through Dec.30, features a cast the is comprised of 52 performing artists from 17 countries speaking 11 different languages. Performance schedule is as follows: Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 8 p.m.; Thursdays through Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. No performances on Mondays. As it may vary, please visit here for the …
Saturday's raising of the blue-and-yellow Big Top at Atlantic Station comes less than two weeks before TOTEM premieres for a near two-month run on Oct. 26.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Staff Report The first visible sign of the arrival of Cirque du Soleil and its live production TOTEM in Atlanta is the raising of the blue-and-yellow Big Top and the set-up of the Cirque du Soleil village. This event took place Saturday at Atlantic Station, where a team of more than 60 men and women worked for several hours to pound pegs, hoist more than 100 support poles, unfurl the canvas, and in a grand flourish, raise the roof on the waterfront. Written and directed by Robert Lepage, TOTEM premieres on Oct. 26, 2012 for a limited engagement and marks the 10th Cirque du Soleil Big Top touring show visit to Atlanta since 1991. TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate …