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THE RETURN OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TO SAN FRANCISCO!

vrijdag 28 oktober 2011
TOTEM

OPENS TONIGHT
For a limited engagement until December 18, 2011
Under the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau
At AT&T Park

ADDITIONAL AND FINAL WEEK NOW ON-SALE!

Cirque du Soleil returns to the Bay Area with its latest big top production, TOTEM opening tonight (Friday, October 28) under the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at AT&T Park for a limited engagement until  Sunday, December 18th.

Since its world-premiere in Montreal in April 2010, TOTEM has been acclaimed by over 1.5 million people worldwide in Canada, England, The Netherlands and the United States. Following the San Francisco engagement, TOTEM will make a second appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in London as of January 5, 2012 and then return to San Jose on March 2, 1012.

About Totem
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.

Additional performances
Tickets for the added final week of performances (December 14 to 18 inclusively), as well as for all other dates and time are available now via www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem or at the Cirque du Soleil box office located in the entrance tent (operating hours are 2 hours prior to show time to 30 minutes after beginning of the show).

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 Thursday November 3; dark on Tuesdays November 15 and December 13.

Sponsors
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges iShares®, Presenting Sponsor of the US 2011 TOTEM Tour as well as CGI, Xerox, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Infiniti, Sun Life Financial and American Express as the Official Sponsors.

San Jose
TOTEM premieres in San Jose on March 2, 2012 for a limited engagement under the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau at the Taylor Street Bridge. Tickets are available via www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem.

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour™
The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil are proud to present Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour in San Jose on January 13 - 15, 2012 at HP Pavilion and in Oakland on January 18 - 19, 2012 at Oracle Arena. For more information, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/michaeljackson.

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 close to 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities on five continents.

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Pressroom
For downloadable images and additional information about TOTEM or Cirque du Soleil, please visit our online Press Room cirquedusoleil.com/press.

Press contact:             
Kevin Kopjak, Charles Zukow Associates
kevink@charleszukow.com or 415 296-0677