TORUK - The First Flight CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S FIRST PRODUCTION DEVELOPED ALONGSIDE A FILM FRANCHISE TO MAKE UK DEBUT IN MANCHESTER
Inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, Cirque du Soleil’s uniquely different
touring show TORUK – The First Flight will make its UK debut at the
Manchester Arena from 20-23 of June 2019.
With creative input from James Cameron and experts from the movie’s production, TORUK – The First
Flight is unlike any other Cirque du Soleil experience. With the brilliance of the Cirque du Soleil
performers whose athleticism and acrobatics bring to life the Na’vi, the show is a visual effects
spectacular where the world of Pandora is depicted through impressive multimedia projections, massive
set-pieces and the largest collection of puppetry in Cirque du Soleil history creating a narrative driven
official prequel to AVATAR.
Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora
in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination,
discovery, and possibility.
Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic
score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and
“makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination. From the Floating
Mountains and the Omatikaya Hometree, to the Anurai’s animal sanctuary and the lush jungles where
the Tawkami live, video projections immerse the audience in the breathtaking world of Pandora.
This live immersive experience also bears the distinct signature of directors and multimedia innovators
Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon. It is a living ode to the Na’vi’s symbiotic coexistence with nature and
their belief in the basic interconnectedness of all living things.
Narrated by a “Na’vi Storyteller” and populated by unforgettable characters, TORUK – The First Flight is
a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film AVATAR, and before any
humans ever set foot on Pandora.
The show tells a beautiful story of natural catastrophe threatening to destroy the sacred Tree of Souls, Ralu and Entu, two Omatikaya boys on the brink of adulthood, fearlessly decide to take matters into their own hands. Upon learning that Toruk can help them save the Tree of Souls, they set out, together with their newfound
friend Tsyal, on a quest high up in the Floating Mountains to find the mighty red and orange predator
that rules the Pandoran sky. Prophecy is fulfilled when a pure soul rises among the clans to ride Toruk
for the first time and save the Na’vi from a terrible fate.
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