Cirque du Soleil will raise the iconic blue and yellow big top TOMORROW at Northshore, Hamilton, ready for their spectacular touring production, TOTEM!
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Top Lounge experience.
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The big top seats more than 2,600 people
The entire site set-up takes 8 days. This includes installation of entrance, hospitality and rehearsal tents, box office, administrative offices and kitchen.
The big top stands 19 metres high and is 51 metres in diameter.
The 4 masts each stand at 25 metres tall.
550 pegs are required to hold the big top firmly to 4,506 square metres of asphalt.
TOTEM travels via 85 containers carrying close to 2,000 tons of equipment
Written and directed by Robert Lepage, combining mesmerising acrobatic acts and stunning visual effects, TOTEM illustrates the evolutionary progress of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly, in an uplifting display of athleticism, comedy and pure beauty. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.
Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.
Since its World Premiere in 2010, more than three million people across 27 cities worldwide have been mesmerised by the intimacy and beauty of TOTEM, winner of the 2013 NYC Drama Desk Award for 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.