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Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with new production

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with new production

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with new production

Pictured is a Hoop Dancer from the new Cirque du Soleil production — TOTEM.

Cirque du Soleil returns to Miami with TOTEM, a new Big Top production. Written and directed by Robert Lepage, TOTEM premieres on Jan. 10, 2013 for a limited engagement under the blue and yellow Big Top at its new Miami location — next to Sun Life Stadium, Lot 14.

Since its world premiere in 2010, TOTEM has visited over 15 different cities in four different countries and performed in front of more than 1.5 million spectators. TOTEM marks the eighth Cirque du Soleil Big Top touring show to visit Miami since 1989.

Tickets are now available online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem.

The word “totem” contains the idea of the order of species. We carry in our bodies the potential of all species, all the way to our desire to fly — like the thunderbird at the top of the totem pole.

Written and directed by Robert Lepage, 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 cast of TOTEM comprises 52 performing artists from 19 countries.

Sponsors that Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges are Infiniti, CGI, Xerox and Sun Life Financial as the Official Sponsors of the US 2012-13 TOTEM Tour.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit online at www.cirquedusoleil.com.

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