Boston, MA Â-Cirque du Soleil returns to Boston with TOTEM, its latest big top production. Written and directed by Robert Lepage, TOTEM opens in Boston on June 10, 2012 for a limited engagement under the blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau (big top) located at BostonÂ’s Marine Industrial Park.

TOTEM marks the 9th visit of a big top show in Boston since 1993. Since its world premiere in Montreal in April 2010, TOTEM has visited more than 12 cities in 4 different countries and has performed in front of more than 1.5 million spectators.

Tickets for TOTEM will be available to the general public as of Friday, March 23rd at


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.

About 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. In 2012, Cirque du Soleil will present simultaneously twenty-one different shows around the world.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit or meet us on Twitter at @cirque – TOTEM Hashtag for twitter: #totem


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