Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil

TOTEM in Sydney, NSW

New South Wales, Australia
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Under the Big Top on The Showring at the Entertainment Quarter


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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I have seen 3 CDS shows so naturally I was extremely excited when I saw Totem was coming to Sydney. Having been totally mesmerised by the other shows, I was very disappointed in Totem. It lacked the gobsmackingly, amazing finess and showmanship that CDS is famously known for. Even more disappointed in "technical difficulties" that left the audience waiting for more than 20 minutes for the show to resume. A comment heard on leaving the show... "were they the apprentices?"

Member since October 2014

Loretta Tuccia, Australia

Thursday, October 30, 2014 1:02 AM

Just came back from the show. It was a first show of this scale I have ever went where you cant see any animals. I am vegetarian so i loved that only acrobats perform in it. All performance was brilliant, nice story. I took my 10 y.old child and she was sometimes scared so was I, so I have no regrets of not taking my 7 y.o and mother who is very sensitive to risking acts. Choreography is great, amusements great. Would recommend to older kids or adults. We enjoyed the show would recommend it

Member since October 2014

Iryna Bilyk, Australia

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:08 PM

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

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