TORUK – The First Flight coming to Vancouver
The new Cirque du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameronâ€™s record-breaking movie AVATAR, TORUK â€“ The First Flight, will be presented at the Pacific Coliseum December 14 – 18 as part of a global tour in arenas around the world.
Inspired by James Cameronâ€™s AVATAR, TORUK â€“ 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 Cameronâ€™s imaginary world and â€œmakes the bondâ€ 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 Naâ€™viâ€™s symbiotic coexistence with nature and their belief in the basic interconnectedness of all living things.
Narrated by a â€œNaâ€™vi Storytellerâ€ and populated by unforgettable characters, TORUK â€“ 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 Naâ€™vi from a terrible fate.
Tickets will be on sale for the general public starting this Friday, August 19th at www.cirquedusoleil.com/toruk.