Cirque du Soleil has become famous for its gravity defying stunts and shows that redefine what a circus can be, so it’s no surprise that audiences have been eagerly anticipating the group’s newest offering. Called Totem, the show’s thrust is based around creation myths and traces human evolution from out beginnings in nature to our desire to fly. The acts take place on a stage that resembles a giant turtle, as it is a symbol of origin for many civilizations. Performances begin August 10th, and tickets for this show will go fast, so act now to get yours!

The Vitals:

What: Cirque du Soleil TOTEM
Where: The Port Lands (51 Commissioners St)
When: Performances August 10th to October 9th
Why: To see a new Cirque de Soleil performance.
More info/tickets: Click here for more information about the show, or to get tickets.