A host of Queensland’s leading lights across sport, fashion, media, food and politics turned out to the blue-and-yellow Big Top at Northshore Hamilton for the red carpet premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM.

Combining mesmerising acrobatic acts and stunning visual effects, TOTEM illustrates the evolutionary progress of the human species, from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly, in an uplifting display of athleticism, comedy and pure beauty.

Somewhere between science and legend, TOTEM explores the ties that bind man to other species, our dreams, and our infinite potential.

TOTEM plays under the Big Top at Northshore Hamilton until Sunday 24 May. For more information, visit our event guide.

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