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The Southern California exclusive showing of Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM is coming to the Del Mar Fairgrounds from April 26 to May 13, 2012 and we want to send you and a friend! TOTEM guides you on a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind with death-defying acrobatics, grace and laughter. It is the circus, after all!

The Crystal Man, doing his thing.

But the Crystal Man is no laughing matter. Elton John might love to get his hands on the velvet costume made up of 4,500 glittering mobile mosaics (as would I!), but not if it requires climbing down from the ceiling on a wire with any sort of confidence and grace. That is just hard. Magic crystal suit or not.

4,500 glitter mosaics! Wow. You want to know some more fun facts about TOTEM? I bet you do! It’s Monday after all! Officially* the best day ever to learn about Cirque du Soleil:

  • There are 18 countries represented by the 53 cast members of TOTEM: Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mongolia, The People’s Republic of China, Russian Federation, Spain, Ukraine, The United Kingdom and the United States of America. Like a United Nations for Extremely Flexible Risk Takers.

The Circle of Life, TOTEM style.

  • TOTEM represents the circle of life both on and off stage. 23 children are on tour between the ages of 6 months to 17 years old. Currently, the youngest tour member is 6 months and the eldest is 61!
  • The site takes 8 days to set up but only 3 to take it down. Thanks, gravity.
  • 65 trailers transport 1,200 tons of equipment but not one, single elephant.

This is me and my bike club. We do this every Saturday. No biggie.

  • Cirque du Soleil was founded in 1894, with only 73 employees. Today they employ 5,000 people worldwide, including more than 1,300 artists. Artists as talented as my bike club, pictured above.

*Not at all official.

Want to see the Crystal Man in all his 4,500 glittering mobile mosaic splendor? We are giving away 2 tickets to see Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM on May 9, 2012 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Just leave a comment on this blog post by 10:00 am P.S.T. on Thursday April 19, 2012 for a chance to win. What’s your favorite Cirque du Soleil act?

269 Responses to Win Tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM in San Diego!

  1. Everything no dull moments. It’s a fantastic and great show!

  2. I have seen one Cirque de Soleil show and it was the La Nouba in Orlando.  My favorite act was the little girls that did spinning yo-yo like tricks with a string and dowels…amazing!

  3. I would looooove to see this show live… I’ve heard it’s the best in the world!

  4. My first and only Cirque du Soleil act I saw was La Reve in Las Vegas.  I was 17 and went to see it with my family.  Although I can’t compare it to other Cirque shows, it’s definitely one of the the best performances I’ve ever seen and one that I’ll never forget.  The acrobats, the stunts, the story, and especially the music is just incredible!  I have so much respect for everyone in the Cirque crew, they’re really a talented bunch and would looove to see another show of theirs.

  5. Pick me please…. I am getting married soon, so this would be a nice surprise for my husband to be.:) Lanise Herman

  6. I’ve never seen any, but would love to see “LOVE” as I am a huge Beatles lover, but also love the stuff Cirque puts out is amazing!!!!!

  7. I love the trampoline acrobats in Allegria…just amazing

  8. never seen a cirque du soleil show!

  9. Jennifer Warrick

    Darn, found out about this 4 hours too late ):

  10. I have watched zumanity in Las Vegas last year and mystere the year before that. I just love cirque de soleil and I would love to watch the new show :-).. Please :-)

  11. I’ve never been to any, but I would love to go!

  12. I would LOVE to see this fantastic show!!!!

  13. I love the show of O but the music of Alegria!

  14. I’ve never seen the show.. so I can’t say what my favorite is!!  But I would love to find out!!

  15. Ive never seen it. Is love to see. I hear its fantastic.

  16. I have always been a fan of the Cirque du Soleil. This would be an amazing opportunity to see them do what they do best in the best city in the world. Always amazing!

  17. I want to see them all

  18. oh no may be too late

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