I am a BIG fan of Cirque du Soleil. To date, I have seen four of these shows since 2001 and I look forward to seeing more in the future. Last week I had the absolute pleasure of being invited to see TOTEM, here in Atlanta. According to Cirque du Soleil: "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. 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."
My mom and I arrived at the blue and yellow Big Top in Atlantic Station and took our seats. As we were chatting one of the characters from the show- the Ring Master, decided to come over and visit.
In French he told me I was pretty and then he proceeded to place a big fake red nose on my me! All over the tent antics like this were taking place and were very entertaining before the start of the show.
One of the most impressive acts for me were the Native American couple who did a wonderful skating performance on a circular platform that could not have been more than 6 feet across!
This is truly a show that you do not want to miss. I recommend it for children 10 and up because it will hard to keep the attention of younger kids. A three year old was sitting in front of me and had a very difficult time focusing on the show and the family left early. However, older children will be as impressed as I was I'm sure. And every time I attend a Cirque show, I feel like a child again!
TOTEM is currently playing until Sunday, December 30, 2012 under the Big Top at Atlantic Station. Tickets are available at any time online via www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem & h
Disclosure: I received media passes for the purpose of this review.