CBC Toronto Television is proud to support Cirque du Soleil - now in Toronto with its latest touring production TOTEM 2011, playing under the Blue and Yellow Grand Chapiteau at the Port Lands until October 9.
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.
Directed by internationally recognized playwright Robert Lepage, the 26th Cirque du Soleil creation touches the themes of human evolution, its myths and legends and the quest for balance.