Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Totem’ Splashes and Soars

Carlos Bachrach, Deborah Kalkstein, Lynda Eekiletian, Honi Borden, and Michelle Delino at Cirque du Soleil. | Neshan H. Naltchayan

Cirque du Soleil’s latest extravaganza, “Totem,” burst onto The Plateau at National Harbor Aug. 15. The international troupe of Olympic stature defied gravity in breath-stopping feats conveying the “Totem” theme that life is born of water. The production traced evolution through myths that bridge earth and sky. First night attendees enjoyed complimentary circus treats as well as edible mini orchids holding chicken salad and platters of omnipresent cupcakes at intermission. The must-see wonderment continues through Oct. 7.

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