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Word: totem

Definition: animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole


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"Totem" began its tour in Canada (Montreal and Quebec) before heading to Europe (Amsterdam).
"Totem"'s acts feature unique presentations of high-caliber circus skills and other performing arts.
"Totem"'s creation team faced the challenge of designing a show that could be adapted for arenas and other venues from the outset.
2004 - Rona acquires Totem Building Supplies Limited, an Alberta company.
An Indian totem dance with choreography by Busby Berkeley (his last) takes the place of the original number "Totem Tom Tom".
Artifacts in the First Peoples Gallery include a village model, as well as indigenous totem poles, garb, and masks (including Kwakwaka'wakw ceremonial masks made by Chief Nakap'ankam (Mungo Martin)).
As "Totem"'s storyline includes the evolution of humanity, inspiration for the 779 costume elements came directly from nature.
As "Totem"'s storyline is about the evolution of humanity, the musical components selected by composers Guy Dubuc and Marc Lessard aimed to reflect this theme.
Cast. Fifty-two performing artists from 19 countries make up the cast as of "Totem"'s première.
Cirque du Soleil describes "Totem"'s theme as the evolution of humanity from its primordial, amphibian state toward the aspiration of flight, taking inspiration from many of humanity's founding myths.
Cirque du Soleil used interactive projection technologies to enhance and provide variety to the types of scenes created for "Totem", including swamps, starry nights, lakes, volcanos, and other natural environments.
Early designs reportedly included 'Transmission' by Paul Fryer, a high structure "resembling a cross between a pylon and a native American totem pole", according to "The Times".
For some reason, an old Polish aristocratic clan, of Sarmatian origin, chose the Raven as its symbol - possibly as its "Rodnidze", the "Totem-spirit of the Clan".
In "The Prince of the Totem", Rayment himself drew the striking black-and-white illustrations that vividly depict the characters, and events.
In the fourth season episode "Blind Ambition", an out-of-continuity flashback depicts Cleveland as a fast-talking auctioneer when a totem pole falls over onto his head, resulting in a slower rate of speech.
In total summation, "Totem" utilizes 65 tractor-trailer sized containers to transport its of equipment from site to site.
Indeed, in 'works, from Totem and Taboo (1912-1913a) to Moses and Monotheism (1939a), Freud analyzed the events that presided over the foundation and modification of social links, the advent of civilization, and the rise of its current discontents'; while James Strachey described "The Future of an Illusion" (1927) as 'the first of a number of sociological works to which Freud devoted most of his remaining years'.
It is believed that the totem of the Mylaralinga is a dog.
One unique attribute of the music in "Totem" is that all the musicians sing at some point, which allows for moments of a cappella. Below are the track titles as they appear in order on the CD, which was originally released on October 6, 2010.
Rapidly dying after being struck by lightning in 2006, it has been carved into the shape of many native animals in a totem pole style.
The "Totem" tour started off different from normal tours by going to Europe before coming to the United States.
The totem poles of indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest were the symbolic representation of their ancestors and a family identity, in addition to being ties with the spiritual world.
The villagers live a primitive life, practicing shamanist religion (symbolised by the totem of a dead horse on a pole) and living entirely off their herd of sheep.
Totem is a touring show by Cirque du Soleil that premiered in Montréal on April 22, 2010.

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