Here’s how it went in the big parking lot of AT&T Park today.
All together now:
Via Kasey L. Ross – click to expand
And it’s good:
It’ll be huge inside when they get done putting everything together.
And oh, here, have a 20% discount. And they just added more shows, from December 12-18. And be sure to join the Cirque Club why not?
“Cirque du Soleil’s latest touring production TOTEM is hitting San Francisco this fall, and friends of SF Citizen can receive 20% off select performances!
Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that it will return to San Francisco with its latest big top touring production, TOTEM, starting Friday, October 28th, 2011. TOTEM will perform for a limited engagement under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at AT&T Park.
TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. 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.
Fun for the whole family!”
This is going to be mega.
All the deets:
“CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO WITH A NEW BIG TOP PRODUCTION!
IT ALL STARTED TODAY WITH THE RAISING OF THE BLUE-AND-YELLOW GRAND CHAPITEAU AT AT&T PARK
Opens Friday, October 28 for a limited engagement
SAN FRANCISCO (October 20, 2011) – The first visible sign of the arrival of Cirque du Soleil and its live production TOTEM in San Francisco is the raising of the blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) and the set-up of the Cirque du Soleil Village. This event took place today at AT&T Park in San Francisco where a team of 60-plus men and women have hoisted more than 100 steel poles from the ground up.
About the Grand Chapiteau and the Cirque du Soleil Village:
* The Grand Chapiteau seats more than 2,600 people.
* The entire site set-up takes 8 days. This includes installation of entrance, hospitality and rehearsal tents, box office, administrative offices and kitchen.
* The Grand Chapiteau stands 19 meters high, 51 meters in diameter.
* The 4 masts stand at 25 meters tall each.
* 550 pegs are required to hold the Grand Chapiteau firmly to the 4,500 square meters of asphalt.
* The Grand Chapiteau, the Tapis Rouge and Artistic tents are all climate control with air conditioning in warm seasons or heating for colder seasons.
* TOTEM travels via 65 trailers carrying more than 1,200 pounds of equipment for the tour.
Also as part of Cirque du Soleil village, a box office will be set up at the front of the Grand Chapiteau. Regular box office hours are from 2 hours prior to show time to 30 minutes after beginning of the show. The box office is closed on Mondays.
Tickets can also be purchased at all time online via www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem.
As of October 28 for a limited engagement: Tuesdays through Thursdays at 20h; Fridays and Saturdays at 16h and 20h; Sundays at 13h and 17h; and dark on Mondays.
Cirque du Soleil to visit San Jose 2012
TOTEM will be presented as March 2, 2012 for a limited engagement under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at the Taylor Street Bridge in San Jose. Tickets are available online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/totem .
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges iShares®, Presenting Sponsor of the US 2011 TOTEM Tour as well as CGI, Xerox, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Infiniti, Sun Life Financial and American Express as the Official Sponsors.”
See you there!