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Creations


TOTEM


Création

Concepteurs
Scénographie
Musique
Personages

Expérience

Opening
Bars (Carapace)
Hoops Dancer (A)
Rings Trio
Unicycles & Bowls
Foot Juggling
Handbalancing
Diabolo
Static Trapeze
Manipulation
Hoops Dancer (B)
Roller Skates
Russian Bar
Finale

Réserve
Contortion
Escalade


Retiré
Perches
Devil Sticks
Hand to Hand

Odyssey

Itinéraire
Visuals
Audio/Visual
Features

 

Tour/Itinerary
Tour Itinerary & Visuals

Item Date Location
Team Assembled 11/21/2008 Montreal, QC
Name Registered 1/20/2010 Montreal, QC
Press Conference 4/8/2010 Montreal, QC
Premiere 4/22/2010 Montreal, QC
1000th Show 1/10/2013 Miami, FL
2000th Show 3/11/2016 Tokyo, JP
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.

Director Robert Lepage noted mankind started out as tadpoles and frogs. "We got out of the water, crawled and climbed," he said. "We became a monkey, and then a man. And now the man wants to fly, like birds do, exploring the cosmos." Lepage says the show is drawn from the stories of Canadian aboriginal cultures and others in Africa and Asia, including myths and the symbolism attached to the totem. "It is certainly suggestive, surrounded by some mystery," said the renowned Quebec director. "Here, we think of these vertical sculptures on the West Coast. Yes, there are references to it in the show, but the totem, it goes further, it is much broader. It is our spirit that reaches the minds of animals, the spirit of the earth, the spirit of the heavens and the spirit of the elements."

The spectacle, which had a budget of $30 million, premiered in Montreal on April 22, 2010 and continues to delight audiences today.


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