Totem Cirque du Soleil is Coming to Ottawa July 11- August 4

| July 9, 2013 | 4 Comments


in Ottawa from July 11 to August 4!

My first show experience with Cirque du Soleil was in Montreal in the early 1990’s!  The show was totally amazing and nothing like you can ever imagine.  It is surreal! I am so excited that finally, after 20 years, they are coming to Ottawa for 3 weeks!

Cirque du Soleil

Since its Montreal World Premiere in April 2010, more than 2 million people across Canada, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States have been mesmerized by the TOTEM experience, that The Montreal Gazette described as “A true WOW! Escapist entertainment at its best” and The Toronto Star proclaimed as “spectacular, artful. Breathtaking and deliciously ironic”. In May 2013, TOTEM won a Drama Desk Award in New York City for Outstanding Unique Theatrical Experience.

Totem Cirque du Soleil

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 intimate and visually-stunning production features a cast of 46 acrobats, actors, singers and musicians performing in an ever-changing scenic environment. Through the magic of video images that were specially shot  for the production in various parts of the world, the set of TOTEM becomes a virtual swamp, a river source, a marsh, a lake, an ocean, a volcanic island, a pond and a starry sky.

Totem Cirque du Soleil

Performances in Ottawa are from July 11 – August 4, 2013 under the blue-and-yellow big top next to Scotiabank Place. You can purchase your tickets online.

You can also register to the Cirque Club and get:

  • Free access to pre-sales
  • Email alerts when tickets are available
  • Special offers &; exclusive content

For more information, visit
Stay connected with TOTEM on Twitter: @Cirque #TOTEM
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Photos credit: OSA Images

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Vinma says:

    wow.. this sounds truly amazing.. thank you for such an artful description of Totem Cirque du Soleil. I have never seen it! so I will totally keep a look out for it when it comes to Toronto 🙂 Nice to visit you here 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    this looks like a fantastic show to me. An awesome, breath taking, totally absorbing show that I’d love to go and see.

  4. kathy downey says:

    wow,I would love to have seen this show

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