TOTEM STORIES
2010, Cirque du Soleil, 48 min, Canada, Dir: Francis Legault

World-renowned performing troupe Cirque du Soleil created one of its most entrancing touring programs in “Totem,” an eye-popping pageant tracing the evolution of life on Earth from amphibians’ initial steps out of a primordial sea to mankind’s ascent to the skies. From its premiere in Montreal, the show has taken its artists all over the globe, and this documentary offers a fascinating look at some of the dancers, jugglers and acrobats behind the elaborate masks and costumes of Cirque du Soleil’s “Totem.”


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