Cirque du Soleil’s Avatar show Toruk – The First Flight begins run in Louisiana
Cirque du Soleil has unveiled its new touring show inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie Avatar, “Toruk – The First Flight.” The show will be presented in arenas around the world starting in Bossier City as of November 12, 2015. Check out behind-the-scenes photos from the show in our gallery below!
“Toruk – The First Flight” will have a soft opening on November 12 in Bossier City. The world premiere will be held on December 21 in Montreal, Canada. For the full list of cities and to purchase tickets, click here.
“Toruk – The First Flight” is a live immersive multimedia spectacle that brings to the stage the breathtaking world of James Cameron’s Avatar like you have never seen it before. 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.
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.
When a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy the sacred Tree of Souls, Ralu and Entu, two Omaticaya 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.