Cirque du Soleil announced today that it has extended the upcoming engagement of its all-new big top production to visit New York, TOTEM, for 12 additional performances through April 21. The astonishing and visually stunning production premieres on March 14, 2013 under the trademark blue-and-yellow big top at Citi Field (Lot C), home of the New York Mets.
Since its World Premiere in 2010 in Montreal, Canada, more than 2 million people in 17 cities across Canada, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States have been mesmerized by the TOTEM experience.
Written and directed by internationally renowned multidisciplinary artist Robert Lepage, TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. 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.
Due to strong demand, a dozen new performances have been added to the New York City schedule of TOTEM. Tickets for all performances (March 14 - April 21) can be purchased online atwww.cirquedusoleil.com/totem.