On Wednesday night, TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil comes to town at the National Harbor. The popular acrobatic touring show, which first premiered in 2010, is a "fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind." The show is a must-see for Cirque du Soleil fans as it incorporates all the elements that the company is known for: acrobatics, dance, and the amazing imagery/visuals. TOTEM, while having the definite Cirque du Soleil "stamp," stands on its own and is an unique experience. From the Cirque du Soleil website:
"TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.
"Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species.
"Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential."
TOTEM is at the National Harbor from August 15 - September 30, 2012 for general admission and October 3 - October 7, 2012 for Cirque Club members.