This past week we have a chance to attend the most AMAZING circus show on earth (IMHO), Cirque du Soleil – TOTEM, at Atlantic Station in Atlanta. If you drove down on I-85, you will probably see the Big Blue tent along the highway.
The big blue tent or Big Top is part of Cirque du Soleil’s mobile village that includes the Big Top, one large entrance tent, artistic tent, box office, kitchen, school, offices, warehouses and more. Completely self-sufficient for electrical power, the site relies only on a local water supply and telecommunication facilities to support its infrastructure.
Even though we have experience Cirque du Soleil shows in the past, we were still equally excited to be able to watch this new show. And we were not disappointed at all.
What is Cirque du Soleil TOTEM all about?
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.
The Many AMAZING Acts
The acts on TOTEM includes all kind of acrobat in the amazing form that combine the unimaginable skills of the performance with the theatrical delivery that transported us into a whole new world. We were captivated by the synchronization of the skillful performers and their precision in execute each of the acts.
As we watched, we held our breath, grasped, whistled, clapped, laughed and cheered throughout the night. It was one of the most enjoyable night for us.
The Incredible Set Design
The Big Top has a great setup that every seat is a good seat. The dome ceiling makes it feel intimate and close to the performers.
What blow my mind was the stage setting and set design using projection to create different setting within the stage. We were transported to an organic world of multiple transformation from a virtual swamp, a river source, a marsh, a lake, an ocean, a volcanic island, a pond and a starry sky.
The Ticket Information
Now, that we talked about how amazing this show you I’m sure many of you probably think but is it worth it. I know the price of the ticket is not cheap. But for the production value and the experience it’s well worth every penny. If you have a budget to attend one show this year, this is it!
You also probably want to know if this show is suitable for children. I have seen many children in the audiences and my kids both had attended the past shows and they still talked about it until now. You can also read about Kathy of the House of Hills experience with her daughter at Cumming Local.
Place: Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station, 171 17th Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30363
Date: Until December 30, 2012
Ticket price: From $36.50 and up. Check out discounted tickets from GoldStar here.
Way to Save with GoldStar
Plus there are ways you can save on the ticket price that will help soften the blow to your wallet.
GoldStar is still running a deal on discounted tickets to TOTEM. So you can essentially save up to 50% off the ticket price. There are several dates & times available from now until December 22, 2012. It’s sure to be a great gift for someone you know.
Photo credits: Pouya Dianat/Cirque du Soleil