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TOTEM emprende un asombroso viaje al origen del ser humano, desde la fase anfibia hasta su último intento de alzar el vuelo. Los personajes evolucionan en un escenario que nos recuerda a una gran tortuga, símbolo del origen para muchas civilizaciones de la antigüedad.

Inspirado en distintos mitos sobre la génesis de la especia humana, TOTEM ilustra la evolución del hombre a través de un lenguaje visual y acrobático.

En algún lugar entre la mitología y la ciencia, TOTEM explora los lazos que vinculan al hombre y a otras especies, sus sueños y sus posibilidades infinitas.



TOTEM - Números

  • Bars (Carapace)

    A giant turtle at centre stage represents the origins of life on earth. As the Crystal Man descends from the sky to spark life on Earth, the creature’s shell is whisked away to reveal an effervescent community of amphibians and fish that lives beneath its carapace. They burst into a playful parallel bars number, with artists embodying frogs launching themselves into the air from a power track and leaping from one bar to the next, criss-crossing in mid-air with inches to spare.

  • Hoops Dancer (Part 1)

    An Amerindian artist performs a narrative dance, using hoops to create static and dynamic shapes to evoke various animals and images in a ritual that symbolizes the endless circle of life.

  • Rings Trio

    Bollywood-inspired music accompanies two men as they compete against each other on the rings – until a woman arrives and shows them how it’s done. Their graceful movements, sheer physical strength and superb physiques take to the skies above a summer beach. This modern day acrobatic take on the mating game describes our innate desire to attract and impress, an age-old dance that ensures the forward motion of our species.

  • Contorsion

    Two industrious creatures emerge from the sea, to play, crawl, twist and build complex pyramids on the seashore. Their incredible figures seem to defy both gravity and physics

  • Escalade

    The businessman is stripped bare and flung into the heart of the jungle. Atop a tree-like structure and performing disciplines related to Chinese pole and Parkour, man and primate circle and climb in a battle for dominance.

  • Unicycles and Bowls

    The abundance of fall is represented by the harvest colours and details of the costumes as five unicyclists juggle metal bowls in an astounding display of agility, balance, synchronized control and physical grace, tossing the bowls with their feet – sometimes over their shoulders – and catching them on their heads without using their hands.

  • Diabolo

    Angered by the thoughtless, polluting actions of Valentino, The Tracker transforms before our eyes into a Toreador. He spins, juggles and tosses his diabolo to a sizzling flamenco-inspired beat.
  • Fixed Trapeze Duo

    Like two lovebirds, a young man and woman tease, play and sulk in an innocent game of seduction and eventually intertwine their bodies in a lighthearted vertical dance of fresh, unusual movements and lifts.

  • Manipulation

    The Scientist represents reason and the quest to understand the universe in ways that can be quantified, measured and put into boxes. His “laboratory” features an orchestra of glass containers filled with mysterious fluorescent fluids as he steps into a transparent cone and juggles with luminous balls that might represent planets or molecules – or both – making them chase after each other in spiral orbits.

  • Hoops Dancer (Part 2)

    Surrounded by members of numerous tribes, two Amerindian dancers now take the stage to create new figures with their hoops, finishing with two globes representing unity and eternity.

  • Roller Skates

    In a scene that evokes a wedding ceremony, a pair of roller skaters spin and whirl at heart-stopping speeds atop a tiny platform – just 1.8 meters in diameter – shaped like a drum.

  • Russian Bars

    Wearing colourful costumes inspired in part by the lost civilizations of South America, ten artists perform feats of strength, balance and acrobatic movements. The jumpers are launched into the air and fly weightlessly across the sky like cosmonauts, leaping from one bar to the next with astonishing agility in a thrilling evocation of the human desire to escape the earth’s gravity.