Monday, August 13, 2012

Cirque Du Soleil's Totem Retuns to D.C. with TOTEM

The Olympics may be over, but the acrobatic and aerial pursuits of some of the worlds most talented performers are still under way. Aerialists and gymnasts from 18 countries, including Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mongolia, The People’s Republic of China, Russian Federation, Spain, Ukraine, The United Kingdom and the U.S. will all reign down on D.C. starting this week with TOTEM. 

TOTEM marks Robert Lepage’s second collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, following KÀ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, which is approaching its eight year anniversary.

Performances begin August 15 under the Big Top at the Plateau at National Harbor (just 20 minutes outside of D.C.). The show runs until September 30th.

Tickets are $43 to $153 for general admission and $278 for the VIP experience  which includes the best seats available, access to the Tapis Rouge tent via an exclusive entrance, delectable food and wines served with Cirque du Soleil flair, take home souvenirs, complimentary parking, private restrooms, terrace and coat check service.

Directions from Washington, DC
• Take I-295 South for approximately 5.5 miles.
• Take National Harbor Exit 1B
• Follow signs to Harborview Ave. / Oxon Hill Rd. and follow the red triangles to the Plateau

Public Transportation
The Metro provides metro shuttles from Branch Avenue Station (Green Line) to National Harbor. This shuttle will bring you all the way to the Grand Chapiteau. Please remain on the bus until you reach the Plateau and see the Big Top.

Parking at the Plateau at National Harbor

The cost is $15, cash only.

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