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Cirque Du Soleil’s 'Totem' wows Atlanta audiences in final performances
Cirque Du Soleil’s 'Totem' wows Atlanta audiences in final performances

ATLANTA, Ga.-- It all started with 20 street performers in 1984 with a unique vision and a one-of-a-kind acrobatic dream. Since its artistic beginnings, Cirque Du Soleil has mesmerized over 100 million viewers from Quebec to Las Vegas in over 300 different cities. Spectators from all over have anticipated the arrival of this amazing show during its North American touring season and Atlanta has been no stranger to the growing excitement.

Cirque Du Soleil’s Totem has captured the attention of Atlanta audiences since its first show in October under the eye-catching blue-and-yellow big tent at Atlantic Station. “Ciao Bella!” greeted comedic actor Pippo Crotti with a thick Italian accent, while offering guests a quick, hyper handshake during the interactive pre-show.  The dynamic characters that viewers come to know throughout the show, engage audiences through comedic introductions, pranks and mini skits, which set the stage for the fun and spectacular performances to follow during the main event.

Find yourself taking a seat in the dark, cave-like atmosphere and with a sudden flash of neon light, you enter a time capsule that has led you to a “land before time.”  From high-flying acrobats, to juggling unicyclists and fearless “Mount Everest” pole climbers, each act in Totem keeps audiences on the edge of their seats!  Totem time-warps audiences, introducing them to a period in history when our original amphibian and chimpanzee ancestors walked the earth and humankind was entering scientific exploration phase. The performers’ daring and complex feats were truly a reflection of mankind’s ability to reach beyond our unrealized potential. Totem is a reminder of the common bond and undeniable connection humans share with the original cavemen as well as other species, and our inherent nature to achieve the unimaginable through the power of our mind and the belief in one’s boundlessness.

Totem will bid adieu to Atlanta on December 30th, 2012 with its final performance, so if you’re looking for a special way to ring in the New Year pre-historic style with your beloved Neanderthal or favorite humans, Cirque Du Soleil may be the answer!

For more information on purchasing tickets for TOTEM final holiday performances in Atlanta through December 30, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem or the Cirque du Soleil box office located under the big top at Atlantic Station.

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