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Cirque du Soleil Totem

We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to go to the Cirque du Soleil Totem that is currently playing here at home in Vancouver! We were extremely excited about going to this show as it would be the first Cirque du Soleil show we’ve seen at home AND one that was in one of their big tents.

We’ve been to two Cirque du Soleil shows but they were both in Las Vegas at the hotels so we were wondering what it would be like to see one under the big tent!

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I had heard that there were no bad seats under the tent as it’s a smaller venue compared to the shows at the big hotels. I’m happy to say that is quite true, there really aren’t any bad seats, there’s no “nosebleeds” if you will so everyone can really enjoy the show.

So while there are no bad seats we were thrilled with our particular seats, we were about 7-8 rows back from the stage and had a center stage view. No matter where you sat you could see the entire stage but I do like to be center of the stage when possible.

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One of the things I’ve noticed at all the Cirque du Soleil shows we’ve gone to no matter where it was is that they always have booster seats for the kids. I’m not sure if other shows have it but if they do I’ve never seen it offered. My daughter even though she’s 12 is a shorty so she got the booster seat and she was thrilled about that as it made her taller than me when she was sitting. This gave her the opportunity to see the show mostly unobstructed despite the fact that there was someone tall sitting in front of her. Things like this make a big difference for our kids.

As you can see it was a bright sunny day that we went to see Cirque du Soleil Totem!

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Now about this amazing show itself, it would be hard to sum it up into one word but if I had to I would have to say spectacular! It felt like a more intimate environment since it was under the tent so not a mega bit venue but big enough.

The stage itself was amazing and mesmerizing, I can see why Cirque du Soleil has copyrighted everything to do with their show. I wasn’t allowed to take a picture of even the stage which was actually covered up when we first walked in. To see this stage in action alone is quite cool, the light system on the stage makes look like a field of grass to a flowing river and more and that’s just the stage!

The costumes as well all Cirque du Soleil shows are elaborate, colorful and unique. All of acts were so different from each other yet we would be hard pressed to select a favourite as they were all just so fabulous.

Check out some of the fun we had on the slideshow below 🙂

If we had to choose some favourites I know that my daughter said one of her favourites was the foot juggling by the crystal ladies along with the ladies who did the unicycles and bowls. It was all just so mesmerizing tossed in with some great laughs too.

There was never a lag of time where people were bored or waiting for a switch of scenes are the cast to come onto the stage as it is definitely a well oiled machine. Even when they announced intermission it was an act itself with some great humor.

My daughter was absolutely over the moon when the “cavemen” ended up right next to our row just a couple of inches from her dad. We got a super close up look of these guys, we were so tempted to touch them but of course we didn’t. My daughter was just disappointed that they didn’t dump popcorn on her dad 🙂

This is not taken here in Vancouver but I had to show you a picture of the cavemen. Yes they were just a couple of inches away from us at the show!

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Like I said we loved all the acts and I personally can’t say I have a favourite, it’s just too hard to choose. The skill and sheer athleticism of the cast in itself is impressive and they’re all easy on the eyes too, how do they find so many talented people who are also so good looking lol. Not that looks matter, but I remember saying to my husband sheesh all easy on the eyes. You forget that as soon as they start performing as they simply amaze you with what they’re doing which is only enhanced by the costumes and stage set.

If you live in Vancouver and haven’t seen Cirque du Soleil Totem yet I say hurry up as it’s just one of those life experiences that you will always remember. We treasure and have fabulous memories of every Cirque du Soleil show we’ve been to (three in total now) and each is so unique and fantastic.

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It’s a great family event, I would say depending on your kids it may be too long for younger kids. For my daughter it was perfect so I was glad I purchased the ticket for her to come with us. It can be pricey especially when you’re talking about families of two more going but there always seems to be some deals happening and it really is worth every penny.  Hurry though as it’s only in Vancouver until July 6th they have been here since May 15th and the shows do sell out. We were originally going to attend on June 13th as part of my birthday celebration but couldn’t get a ticket for my daughter so we had to wait to June 20th.

Cirque du Soleil Totem is also travelling to Australia and New Zealand next I believe, lucky people! GO CHECK HERE for show times and locations in Vancouver and beyond!

I can’t say enough wonderful things about this show so if  you have the opportunity go and see it, you won’t regret it!

Powered by Mom received 2 complimentary tickets (and paid for 1 ticket herself) for Cirque du Soleil Totem, regardless all opinions shared here are 100% her own as always.

By on June 27th, 2014

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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25 thoughts on “Cirque du Soleil Totem”

  1. I’ve always wanted to see a Cirque du Soleil show in person. I love that that have booster seats for kids, I wish more venues did that!

  2. I have never been to Cirque, but it sounds great! I have heard great things about it and enjoyed your review. Thanks!

  3. THis show sounds amazing and I love the look of the cavemen. Cirque du Soleil deserves the great reputation it has
    acquired. I have t go see one soon.

  4. That’s never really been my cup of tea. If you enjoyed it, that’s great. It’s always nice to have an evening out. I enjoyed reading the review.

  5. I have never been to a show but it’s on my list of things to definitely do. From everything I’ve heard or pics I’ve seen it looks just incredible. Thanks for sharing your visit.
    Carol L


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