CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TOTEM TIDBITS

The Costume Workshop which travels with TOTEM consists of six people who are responsible for coordinating and dressing 150 handmade costumes. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
TOTEM
The Costume Workshop which travels with TOTEM consists of six people who are responsible for coordinating and dressing 150 handmade costumes.
The Costume Workshop which travels with TOTEM consists of six people who are responsible for coordinating and dressing 150 handmade costumes. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
The Crystal Man is a recurring character in the show TOTEM who represents the life force.  His dazzling costume is entirely covered in small mirrors and crystals. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
TOTEM
The Crystal Man is a recurring character in the show TOTEM who represents the life force. His dazzling costume is entirely covered in small mirrors and crystals.
The Crystal Man is a recurring character in the show TOTEM who represents the life force. His dazzling costume is entirely covered in small mirrors and crystals. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
The unicycles are seven feet (two meters) tall but very light, which makes them easier to maneuver down the ramp at the beginning of the act. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
TOTEM
The unicycles are seven feet (two meters) tall but very light, which makes them easier to maneuver down the ramp at the beginning of the act.
The unicycles are seven feet (two meters) tall but very light, which makes them easier to maneuver down the ramp at the beginning of the act. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
The visual environment of TOTEM is an organic world which, through the magic of moving images becomes a virtual swamp, a river source, a marsh, a lake, an ocean, a volcanic island, a pond and a starry sky. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
TOTEM
The visual environment of TOTEM is an organic world which, through the magic of moving images becomes a virtual swamp, a river source, a marsh, a lake, an ocean, a volcanic island, a pond and a starry sky.
The visual environment of TOTEM is an organic world which, through the magic of moving images becomes a virtual swamp, a river source, a marsh, a lake, an ocean, a volcanic island, a pond and a starry sky. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
TOTEM opens under the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau, April 7 at the Westport Waterfront.  Tickets on sale NOW at cirquedusoleil.com. Click Here To Enter Contest.   (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
TOTEM
TOTEM opens under the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau, April 7 at the Westport Waterfront. Tickets on sale NOW at cirquedusoleil.com. Click Here To Enter Contest.
TOTEM opens under the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau, April 7 at the Westport Waterfront. Tickets on sale NOW at cirquedusoleil.com. Click Here To Enter Contest. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
The images in the TOTEM projections are drawn from nature and were shot from various parts of the world, including Iceland, Hawaii and Guatemala. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
TOTEM
The images in the TOTEM projections are drawn from nature and were shot from various parts of the world, including Iceland, Hawaii and Guatemala.
The images in the TOTEM projections are drawn from nature and were shot from various parts of the world, including Iceland, Hawaii and Guatemala. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
TOTEM opens under the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau, April 7 at the Westport Waterfront.  Tickets on sale NOW at cirquedusoleil.com. Click Here To Enter Contest.  (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
TOTEM
TOTEM opens under the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau, April 7 at the Westport Waterfront. Tickets on sale NOW at cirquedusoleil.com. Click Here To Enter Contest.
TOTEM opens under the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau, April 7 at the Westport Waterfront. Tickets on sale NOW at cirquedusoleil.com. Click Here To Enter Contest. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
Infrared cameras detect the movement of the performers and produce kinetic effects such as ripples, splashes and reflections in the water and the flames. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
TOTEM
Infrared cameras detect the movement of the performers and produce kinetic effects such as ripples, splashes and reflections in the water and the flames.
Infrared cameras detect the movement of the performers and produce kinetic effects such as ripples, splashes and reflections in the water and the flames. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
TOTEM opens under the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau, April 7 at the Westport Waterfront.  Tickets on sale NOW at cirquedusoleil.com. Click Here To Enter Contest.  (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
TOTEM
TOTEM opens under the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau, April 7 at the Westport Waterfront. Tickets on sale NOW at cirquedusoleil.com. Click Here To Enter Contest.
TOTEM opens under the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau, April 7 at the Westport Waterfront. Tickets on sale NOW at cirquedusoleil.com. Click Here To Enter Contest. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
The touring production TOTEM depends on 80,000 pieces of equipment to run smoothly to deliver this thrilling show. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
TOTEM
The touring production TOTEM depends on 80,000 pieces of equipment to run smoothly to deliver this thrilling show.
The touring production TOTEM depends on 80,000 pieces of equipment to run smoothly to deliver this thrilling show. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
Last year, the Cirque du Soleil casting team held 172 audition days in 35 cities.  They saw 2,565 candidates.  (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
TOTEM
Last year, the Cirque du Soleil casting team held 172 audition days in 35 cities. They saw 2,565 candidates.
Last year, the Cirque du Soleil casting team held 172 audition days in 35 cities. They saw 2,565 candidates. (Credit: Cirque du Soleil)
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