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Courier Post Reports: Big step for Big Top: Cirque raises tent in Camden

05/21/2013 - 8:56am

 

CAMDEN — Cirque du Soleil’s Big Top rose over the Camden Waterfront Monday afternoon as a crew of more than 20 laborers worked in teams to hoist the old-fashioned circus tent into place, one support pole at a time.

Sidewalls and the infrastructure — the stage and bleacher seats — are going up next, according to company manager, Jeff Lund. The show, TOTEM, debuts May 30.

The traveling show moves from city to city in more than 60 trailers carting 1,200 tons of equipment.

On-the-ground site work for the show began two weeks ago. The tent will hold an audience of about 2,600 people.

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