TORUK – The First Flight
written and directed by
Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon
Will be presented in South Florida beginning March 3, 2016
Public tickets on-sale starting November 13
Montreal, November 4, 2015 – The new Cirque du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight, will be presented at the BB&T Center in Sunrise on March 3-6, 2016 and at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on March 10-13, 2016, as part of a global tour in arenas around the world starting November 2015. The show is presented by Visa Signature®.
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.
TORUK – The First Flight will be presented at the BB&T Center on March 3-6 and at the American Airlines Arena on March 10-13, 2016. Tickets for those performances will be on pre-sale for Cirque Club members beginning today, November 4. Public on-sale will start November 13 at 10:00am. Tickets can be purchased here.