Cirque du Soleil to come to Perth again next year


The Cirque du Soleil’s newest show, Totem, will be coming to Perth on July 31st next year and will be setting up base at the city’s Belmont Racecourse.

The show, which has been directed by the renowned Robert Lepage, is expected to not only attract local residents, but also holidaymakers on inviting Australia tours.

Before heading to Perth, the Totem show will be visiting a number of other cities across Australia and will begin its tour of the country in Sydney in October this year.

Crowds to be wowed

The Totem show was created back in 2010 and features over 40 acrobats, actors and musicians. The show explores science and plays out the journey of humans from our beginnings as amphibians to our desire to be able to fly.

Crowds are again expected to be wowed as the show, which last year won the New York Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, will feature models such as a giant turtle as well as other animal models.

Totem has been dubbed as the Cirque du Soleil’s most ambitious production ever by some experts and the 10-month tour of Australia is expected to sell out quickly. The show will kick-off in Sydney on October 28th before heading to Melbourne in January, Brisbane in April, Adelaide in June and Perth in July.

Francis Jalbert, the spokesman for the Cirque du Soleil, added even more excitement by saying, “The acts you’ll see on stage are disciplines you’ve never seen on a Cirque stage before.”

Tickets are now available to the general public after being released this week. If you would like to find out more about the show or to get information on tickets for any of the Australian shows, click here.

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