Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil

TOTEM in Portland, OR

Oregon, United States
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Portland Expo Center


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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Very disappointed with this performance. And disappointed there was no obvious warnings for people with Epilepsy and visually stimulated seizures.

Member since April 2014

VICTORIA DAHL, United States

Monday, April 14, 2014 7:06 PM

Sadly disappointing. We saw Kooza when it was here and it was breathtaking. As my daughter said about this show, it was more like a talent show than a circus. Yes, all of the performers are talented, hard working and can do things with their bodies no ordinary human can do. But they kept clearing the whole stage for one act at a time, and with a couple of brief exceptions they just weren't entertaining enough to hold your attention. I was actually bored. So sad.

Member since May 2010

Teddy Angert, United States

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 5:27 AM

I just got back from the show in PDX. Excellent performance! I have seen Corteo, Zarkana, Zumanity, Varekai and Kooza. I like them all, but Totem is my favorite as of today. The performance was flawless, not even the slightest misstep. The New World vs Old World theme was respectful to all cultures and boils down to a hat tip to humanity and the many flavors of life. The music was also fantastic! Great job!

Member since March 2006

Robert Glasgow, United States

Sunday, April 06, 2014 2:01 AM

One of the very best. From the moment "life is sparked on earth" until the very last "celebration of life dance" this is a visual, emotional and joyous treat. It feels permanent, but the charm of the tent never leaves you. The vocal performances are dazzling and moving. Somehow Cirque performers never fail to deliver, inspire and amaze. Nothing but fun! As my son said after we took him to his first Cirque du Soleil "you just feel like a better person because you have seen it." TRUE THAT!

Member since March 2014

Jill Tornay, United States

Monday, March 31, 2014 6:20 PM

BEAUTIFUL and UNIQUE! Thank you, CDS! Everything was amazing- tricks and costumes! I liked the white skating dance a lot, it is a very good idea! All the best to you, CDS!

Member since March 2014

enkoyo yoenko, United States

Friday, March 07, 2014 1:36 PM

You can't totally pan any Cirque show; a lot of thought and work by very talented performers goes into each one. That being said this one fell way flat. The comedic aspect was very French, that is to say, influenced by the School of Jerry Lewis. If you like slapstick in Speedos you'll love this. Me not so much. The acts, while interesting independently, felt very cobbled together. Has Cirque become so large (Bloated?) that they just travel the world hiring random troupes and calling it a show?

Member since March 2014

Kevin MacLean, United States

Monday, March 03, 2014 12:17 PM

Saw the show last night - it was fantastic. The set was amazing, the performers were so good. We sat in front of the sound board center stage 12 rows up - just perfect evening under the tent, despite the rain! Seen all the CdS shows in Vegas - these tent shows are so good as it is much more difficult to pull off the CdS "experience" under a tent, than in a theater. The band was particularly good... can't say enuf about this show - go see it!!!! we even parked next to the tent for $6.00!!!

Member since March 2014

joe luttrell, United States

Saturday, March 01, 2014 10:08 PM

Totem in Santa Monica was terrible. We have been to all of the CDS shows at least once, a number of them 3 or 4 times. This was flat, uncreative with few high points. Save your money.

Member since February 2014

Lars Hellerud, United States

Sunday, February 23, 2014 10:27 PM

Totem was horrible in comparison to the other shows I've seen by Cirque. Half the people left at half time. The music was too loud and harsh. the only thing good was the shuttle service and the set design. There were no new or inventive items in the show. The wow factor was missing.

Member since April 2003

Dibbeena Kaur, United States

Friday, February 21, 2014 12:24 PM

Got our VIP tickets plus the Behind the Scenes tour for Totem in Auckland in Sept 2014, can't wait! Been to every single one of the Cirque du Soleil shows in NZ, I am always in awe and overwhelmed by the amazing performances! So excited!

Member since July 2013

Albert Chan, New Zealand

Thursday, February 20, 2014 3:30 AM

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