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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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My first Cirque Du Solei show and all I can say is WOW!! From performers, Live Music, lighting to the detailed Costumes to the stage set and effects, this show was by far beyond what I expected. I take my hat off to everyone involved in bringing this show to life. I have already booked tickets to see it again in another state. Thanks CDS for an amazing night.

Member since December 2014

Luis Tapiki, Australia

Sunday, December 07, 2014 11:10 PM

My wife and I have previously seen a show but this was my 2 daughters first. They were both mesmerized and couldn't stop talking about it. Fantastic show, never dull and full of inventive ideas. The previous comments regarding not enough of the previous circ performances need to open up their minds a bit. Highly recommended and the best value for money you will ever have.

Member since December 2014

ken watson, Australia

Sunday, December 07, 2014 8:31 AM

This is the first time my children have been old enough to appreciate the remarkable feats of artistry displayed by the performers...their first question was 'when can we go again?'. Sitting near the front was brilliant - to see the detail of the costumes and make-up was a treat. I don't expect a clear narrative from these shows just out of this world physical skill and once again Cirque du Soleil lived up to my expectations. Worth every cent and the drive from Canberra.

Member since December 2014

Trish Batchelor, Australia

Saturday, December 06, 2014 5:24 PM

I have been to 3 or 4 previous shows so was looking forward to Totem but was very disappointed the timeline jumped around it did not grab me like the other shows I felt it did not have the magic that OVO had I felt like it was a cheaper production also twice I had cast in front of me blocking my view of the act for minutes at a time...not good enough Cirque !!!!

Member since January 2008

Helen Jack, Australia

Sunday, November 30, 2014 6:38 AM

What an utter disappointment! I too have seen numerous upon numerous Cirque Du Soleil shows and never once have I wanted my money back. After seeing Totem on Sunday the 23rd of November, I left knowing I had been cheated of three pivotal acts that were not performed - no Douple Trapeze, no Hand Balancing and no Russian Bars! Cannot believe that Cirque thinks it is ok to charge an exorbitant amount of money for a falsely advertised show!

Member since February 2006

Laura Kerr, Australia

Friday, November 28, 2014 11:58 PM

I have seen a number of Cirque shows in Sydney and have been impressed with them all, that is until I saw Totem. For the first time I was actually bored during the show. I kept looking to the roof hoping that there would be some sort of aerial act. I have since found out by looking at the website that 2 acts were omitted. I was very disappointed with Totem and will now think twice before forking out so much money for tickets.

Member since February 2012

Leigh McIndoe, Australia

Sunday, November 23, 2014 5:01 PM

I've seen 3 cirque shows now and more online and this one did not compare at all. Firstly there was no trapeze or Russian bar act which was very disappointing. Secondly the story didn't make any sense whatsoever. I thought, because it was about evolution, that the show would be in some kind of chronological order, but it kept on jumping from one "time" to another. I know, I go for the acrobatics, but I stay for the story. The individual acts were okay, but the whole thing didn't match at all

Member since November 2014

Madeleine Sabulis, Australia

Sunday, November 23, 2014 7:51 AM

See comments below

Member since November 2014

Greg Wright, Australia

Friday, November 14, 2014 7:44 AM

My family and I were very disappointed with Totem. We had seen another cirque du soleil show years ago that was absolutely fantastic, it was gripping to watch, artistic, skilled, adventurous and funny, Totem however has very little of this, yes there is laughter and yes the acts are still good, but nowhere near where they should be for the price you pay and the expectations you have from cirque. If you've never seen one of there shows then you will enjoy, but we felt let down and disappointed.

Member since November 2014

Greg Wright, Australia

Friday, November 14, 2014 7:43 AM

Simply awesome show, first time I have taken my kids who came away saying it was fantastic, and talking about wanting to go again. The show was faultless. The talent of your performers is mesmerising, as always. My daughter wants to join Cirque du Soleil now. A big thank you to all the performers, and everyone who helps put the show together. It was such a buzz to see you again.

Member since April 2004

Tim Steele, Australia

Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:15 PM

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