Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM is coming to Columbus Aug. 22-Sept. 15! Inside their famous big top, on the ground of the Ohio Expo Center, 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.

You've never seen a show like this before! - Athletic performers take to trapezes, unicycles, even rollerskates to illustrate 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.


Taking place on a stage that resembles a turtle's shell, a common feature among many creation mythologies, this The visual environment of TOTEM is an organic world, a marsh lined with reeds near an island (the stage), on which images are projected. Tilted slightly forward, the marsh acts both as a stage entrance and as a projection surface. Through the magic of moving images it becomes a virtual swamp, a river source, a marsh, a lake, an ocean, a volcanic island, a pond and a starry sky.

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DEAL ALERT! TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil is having a 4th of July Only Sale! $20 off! from 12am-11:59pm, get $20 savings per ticket for select shows. To redeem the offer, click here on July 4!!