Performances of Cirque du Soleil TOTEM This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time for dining out, shopping, family gatherings, parties and entertainment. There is one event currently playing in Atlanta that takes the definition of entertainment to an entirely different level. If you haven't heard of it already, which considering its enormous popularity would be hard to believe, the critically-acclaimed and record-breaking Cirque du Soleil TOTEM is currently playing right here in Atlanta. However, in the true spirit of the gift that keeps on giving, there have been extended performances added to last you all throughout the holiday season.

Underneath the blue-and-yellow Big Top in Midtown's Atlantic Station, experience the unique and magical happenings in TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil. Now playing until Sunday, December 30, 2012 and due to popular demand, six performances have been added to the Atlanta engagement; 8 p.m. performances on December 19, 20, 26 & 27 as well as 4 p.m. performances on December 21 & 28. Written and directed by Robert Lepage, 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. In addition, Cirque du Soleil isn't solely about performances and entertaining audiences, they also give back to a worthy cause.

In collaboration with Toys for Tots, they invite Atlantans to the trademark blue-and-yellow Big Top to donate toys and peek inside for an exclusive performance of one of TOTEM acts: Unicycles with Bowls. Santa Claus will even make a special appearance. For more information about Cirque du Soleil visit www.cirquedusoleil.com and for more information about Atlantic Station visit www.atlanticstation.com . For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.