CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RETURNS TO WASHINGTON WITH A NEW BIG TOP SHOW
Opens August 15, 2012 for a limited engagement
under the blue-and-yellow Big Top at the Plateau at National Harbor
Specially-priced tickets available now exclusively for Cirque Club members
Tickets available to the General Public as of April 13, 2012
Washington, DC – April 2, 2012 – Cirque du Soleil returns to Washington with TOTEM, a new big top production. Written and directed by Robert Lepage, TOTEM premieres on August 15, 2012 for a limited engagement under the blue and yellow Big Top located at the Plateau at National Harbor.
Cirque Club Offer
Specially-priced tickets for TOTEM are now available to Cirque Club members only for an exclusive period through April 12, 2012 at cirqueclub.com. Cirque Club Membership is free and registration is quick and simple. Cirque Club members receive advance access to the best seats under the Grand Chapiteau, ticket upgrades, partner promotions and insider information on the world of Cirque du Soleil.
Tickets will be available to the General Public as of Friday, April 13, 2012 at cirquedusoleil.com/totem.
Since its world premiere in Montreal in April 2010, TOTEM as visited more than 12 cities in 4 different countries and has performed in front of more than 1.5 million spectators.
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
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges Infiniti, CGI, Xerox, Sun Life Financial and American Express as the Official Sponsors of the US 2012 TOTEM Tour.
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. Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
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