Cirque du Soleil returns to the Philadelphia area with a new big top production TOTEM. Written and directed by Robert Lepage, TOTEM premieres on May 30, 2013 for a limited engagement under the blue-and-yellow Big Top at its new location on Camden's Waterfront across the River from Philadelphia.
Cirque du Soleil is excited to open its new location in the heart of one of the country's richest historical and cultural regions. Located at the base of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Southern New Jersey, the Camden Waterfront is easily accessible by car, as well as the Riverlink Ferry at Penns Landing, the PATCO High Speed Line, SEPTA, the New Jersey Transit buses, and the RiverLine train from many points in South Jersey.
Since its world premiere in 2010, TOTEM has visited over 15 different cities in 4 different countries and has charmed close to 2 million spectators.
Cirque Club Offer
Tickets for TOTEM are available as of November 20 exclusively to Cirque Club members until December 6 at cirqueclub.com. Cirque Club Membership is free and registration is quick and simple. Cirque Club members receive advance access to the best seats under the Big Top, ticket upgrades, partner promotions and insider information on the world of Cirque du Soleil.
Tickets will be available to the general public as of Friday, December 7 online at cirquedusoleil.com/totem.
The word “totem” contains the idea of the order of species. We carry in our bodies the potential of all species, all the way to our desire to fly—like the thunderbird at the top of the totem pole.
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 19 countries.