Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM Adds Nov 2013 Performances in Greater LA
Cirque du Soleil is bringing back its trademark blue-and-yellow big top in the Greater Los Angeles Area this fall with an all-new awe-inspiring production. TOTEM, a fascinating acrobatic journey into the evolution of mankind, will be visiting Port of Los Angeles - San Pedro, Irvine and Santa Monica.
Cirque du Soleil announced this morning two additional weekends of performances (today, November 1 - 3 & November 8 - 10) to its first ever Port of Los Angeles - San Pedro engagement. Tickets for those new performances are available online exclusively to Cirque Club members through September 6, 2013. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, free ticket upgrades, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, visit
Tickets for all previsouly announced TOTEM performances are available to the general public at
Since its World Premiere in April 2010, more than 2 million people have been mesmerized by the TOTEM experience that The San Francisco Chronicle described as "whimsically seductive and the most enjoyable show to come along from Cirque du Soleil in quite awhile" and The New York Times proclaimed "This is one very sharp show. TOTEM is thrilling". In May 2013, TOTEM won a Drama Desk Award in New York City for Outstanding Unique Theatrical Experience.
Written and directed by world-renown multidisciplinary artist 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.
Cirque du Soleil is now offering the opportunity to the general public to get an insider's look at the fascinating universe of TOTEM and follow in the footsteps of artists and staff members who bring creativity to the stage every day. The new Behind the Scenes package offers ticket buyers a private excursion including a complete visit of the backstage area, a meet and greet with artists after the show, VIP Rouge tickets and an access to the best seats. To learn more, visit
VIP ROUGE offers a warm welcome and generous hospitality in a unique, surprising and playfully inventive setting enhancing theCirque du Soleil experience prior to selected TOTEM performances. The VIP ROUGE package includes access to the best seats, delectable food and wine served with Cirque du Soleilflair, festive atmosphere and complimentary preferred parking. For more information, visit
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.