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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S BIG TOP RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO WITH TOTEM

25 avril 2012
Totem

TOTEM opens tonight for a limited engagement until May 27, 2012 under the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Final 2 weeks of performances now on sale!

San Diego – April 25, 2012 - Cirque du Soleil returns to San Diego with its latest big top production, TOTEM opening tonight under the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Two weeks of performances have now been added to the San Diego engagement; TOTEM will play until Sunday, May 27, 2012.

Tickets can be purchased at any time online via www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem or at the Cirque du Soleil box office located inside the entrance tent through a designated Box Office entrance. (Regular box office hours are from 2 hours prior to show time to 30 minutes after beginning of the show from Tuesday through Sunday.)

About the show
Since its world-premiere in April of 2010, TOTEM has been acclaimed by over 1.5 million people in 4 different countries: Canada, England, The Netherlands and the United States.

Written and directed by Robert Lepage, 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.

Performance schedule
Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8pm; Thursdays through Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm; Sundays at 1pm and 5pm; and dark on Mondays. Exceptions: no 4pm performance on May 10, 11 & 17; dark on  May 22.

Sponsors
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the sponsors of the TOTEM 2012 North American tour: Infiniti, CGI, XEROX, Sun Life Financial and American Express.

Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries.
 
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

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Joice Truban Curry
C3 Communications Inc
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