On Wednesday evening we had the pleasure of experiencing the truly spectacular Cirque Du Soleil's TOTEM! It was one of the most beautiful productions I've seen by the company, and it was Carlis' first ever, so it made the experience even more special. Every act was literally breathtaking (every time I watch a Cirque show, I think I hold my breath the entire time), but our favorite had to be the roller skate ice prince and princess doing some sort of crazy sensual routine that gave us some serious goosebumps. Oh and how can we forget about the Italian tourist clown, he seriously had us rolling on the floor ... the outfit, the accent, the camera...hilarious! We think he had a little fashion blogger in him, he did a lot of posing and taking photos in a seriously dramatic outfit ... fun sunnies and all :) We also loved that this particular Cirque show is very organic and truly connects with the human essence -- it was colorful, full of neons and bright colors, as well as raw elements that embodied what TOTEM is all about .. a "fascinating journey of human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly".
As if watching the show wasn't enough excitement, we also got to tour the back stage after the show and learn how all that magic "really" happens. Honestly, there were so many cool facts that it would take a series of posts to talk about them all, but here are a few cool ones:
- Costumes were designed by the talented Kym Barrett (you might have heard of her famous Matrix costumes)
- TOTEM artists do their own makeup every single show and it's a serious step-by-step process, but their official sponsor is MAC so hey, can't be that bad right?
- The Crystal Man's costume is made with 4,500 crystals and mirrors
- The international cast of TOTEM features 52 world-class acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from 18 different countries
If you have the chance to attend this spectacular production, you really should. It's perfect for a date or even a family outing. Enjoy and let us know what you think!