Cirque du Soleil has announced that, due to popular demand, its famous show TOTEM will return to London in January 2019. Approaching its 10th successful year of touring since its 2010 debut, TOTEM is billed as “a fascinating glimpse into the journey of mankind”. It will open on 12 January 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall and run until 9 February 2019.
TOTEM returns to London after being Cirque Du Soleil’s highest-selling tour to visit the city before the incredible success of 2018’s OVO.
On an island evoking the shape of a giant turtle, TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Through a visual and acrobatic language, TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.
With acrobatic performances evoking selected scenes from the story of evolution, TOTEM depicts a world of archetypal characters who, in their own way, witness and act out the perennial, existential, questions of life. Alternating between science and legend, and peppered with aboriginal stories of creation, TOTEM explores the evolutionary progress of species, Man’s ongoing search for balance, and the curiosity that propels him ever further, faster, and higher…
Since its world premiere in 2010, more than 4.5 million people have seen the production, written and directed by Robert Lepage. TOTEM features a cast of 46 acrobats, actors, musicians and singers, in an array of athleticism, comedy, theatrics and surprising visual effects.