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TOTEM in Melbourne, VI

Victoria, Australia
Opens on January 21, 2015

Flemington Racecourse

 

What the media say about the show

"…a mesmeric creative team doing its most astonishing work yet…”
Los Angeles Times
“This celebration of sheer human achievement and audience appreciation is simply thrilling. It’s why we love Cirque du Soleil, and always will.”
Los Angeles Times
“GO! – A whimsical look at evolution … this production bursts with wonder at mankind’s feats.”
LA Weekly
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was thinking about taking my parents to the show as they have never seen it ... but a bit dubious based on a large number of the comments below.

Member since September 2014

Robert Harris, Australia

Monday, September 29, 2014 5:34 AM

Thank you for bringing Totem to NZ. I have been to 4 awesome Cirque Du Soliel shows over the years so I wanted to share the amazing experience with my 11 year old children and Totem certainly WOWd them. Stunning outfits and makeup, fantastic live music and visuals and most certainly incredibly talented performers. They thought the performance was just brilliant and wanted to see it again. Look forward to the next show that comes here.

Member since September 2014

Aly Vergeest , New Zealand

Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:47 AM

Been a fan since the gorgeous Alegria. Wanted to show my wife the beauty of CDS. Apart from the lovely opening piece and the gorgeous set - Totem was a mixture of disconnected individual acts and a mad Italian joking about anal sex, relationship with a monkey (shave her fur off first) and ridiculing the ringmaster's small penis. Where was the storyline? - too much trapeze, too much beach stuff. Roller skating Indians was just weird! Ok i suppose if you've never seen SDC before.

Member since September 2014

john clark, New Zealand

Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:58 AM

Always a brilliant show. Wonderful acts, costumes, set design. Fantastic live music. An audio visual delight.

Member since February 2009

Cleo Matene, New Zealand

Sunday, September 14, 2014 8:51 PM

Just seen Totem in Auckland, New Zealand. Truly spectacular. 2+ hours of constant entertainment. We will be back!

Member since September 2014

Stuart C, New Zealand

Sunday, September 14, 2014 8:21 PM

Certainly not the best Cirque show I have seen, I found myself distracted from the performances at times by what I felt was fairly glaring cultural appropriation in places (specifically the roller skate act). Unfortunate to find something problematic like this as Cirque du Soleil is a show I see religiously when it comes touring here. Still, the performances were all breathtaking and incredible, but perhaps they could be done in a better way.

Member since September 2014

Ashleigh Payne, New Zealand

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:14 AM

Went and saw the show a few days ago, this was my first cirque show, and I was amazed at how great it was. Got some of the cheaper seats, but as I was able to pick my seats I was happy with the choice. I was able to see enough, and I loved it. The performers are just amazing and it is done so well. I do have to question the need for an intermission, but other than that was very very impressed and would probably see another show even though it means travelling 4 hours from where I live.

Member since September 2014

Sue Taylor, New Zealand

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 6:41 AM

I went to last night's performance with a friend, we paid 135 each for our tickets and spent the evening looking at the performers backs and missed a lot of the show due to our position. I'm aware they were not the most expensive tickets available but they were still pricey and if I knew I would be viewing butts for the evening I wouldn't have purchased the tickets. The performers were incredible but didn't even acknowledge the audience that wasn't directly in front of them. Disappointing :-(

Member since April 2014

Caroline Cranwell, New Zealand

Saturday, September 06, 2014 5:27 PM

Terrific night, costumes, music, set design all the acts shone. Would definitely go again.

Member since September 2014

ALICIA ASHBY, New Zealand

Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:13 PM

This is the sixth CDS production that we've attended and was yet another mesmerising, jaw dropping and mind blowing experience I've seen. Nothing less than a slick well polished production with stunning costumes, impressive staging and fantastic performers. Was stoked to see CDS return to NZ under the Grand Chapiteau!

Member since January 2003

Dave McConnell, New Zealand

Saturday, August 23, 2014 6:00 PM

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