Cirque du Soleil performs TOTEM under the Grand Chapiteau at the Plateau at National Harbor in Maryland outside of Washington, D.C. TOTEM traces the journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species.
Not sure what I am going to say here because just like any other time I have seen a Cirque du Soleil show, I am pretty much speechless.
First there is the music and the spectacular lighting design that just sucks you in from the start.
Then there were these girls on eight or ten foot tall unicycles that tossed metal bowls around from their feet and caught them on their heads. As soon as you thought you had seen it all, they would do something more amazing.
And that is pretty much how it goes for the rest of the show. Just when you thought you had seen it all, they do something else that results in you thinking, “WOW!”
There is nothing about these images that I can really take credit for except for holding the camera. This is pure eye candy complements of Cirque du Soleil and the rest is simply the low-light technology in my D700 that makes these images what they are.
For those of you who have been to a Cirque show, you know what to expect. For those who have not, all I can say is… GO TO A CIRQUE DU SOLEIL SHOW!
Below are some of my favorites from the show. The full gallery can be found at petemarovichimages.photoshelter.com.