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Drexel Grad Plays Big Part In New Cirque du Soleil Show

Greg Kennedy (Credit John Ostapkovich)

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By John Ostapkovich

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)  —  A Drexel engineering grad is one of the key performers is a Cirque du Soleil performance coming to the Camden waterfront in about a month.

The spectacle of Cirque du Soleil’s Totem show debuts here May 30th.

Tim Smith is the artistic director.

He says it’s a big story under the big top.

“It takes us through the evolution of man, obviously as a civilization, through the images and through the acts all the way upward into space,” Smith said.

There’s a “scientist” character, played by local product from Drexel, Greg Kennedy.

Kennedy said, “my main act, juggling inside a clear plastic cone so instead of throwing, catching a ball, I’m rolling it on the surface of this cone so it shoots down and around my body and back up and I’m juggling up to seven balls, sometimes up to nine.”

Totem runs May 30th through June 23rd.

Total Running Time…4:02

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