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Toruk – The First Flight: A Cirque du Soleil Show Inspired by James Cameron’s “Avatar” Begins Global Tour

The new Cirque Du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameron’s record breaking film “Avatar” is currently touring globally, playing arenas around the world. The tour, presented by Vista Signature©, began in November 2015 and will continue far into 2016. The soundtrack is available now from iTunes and Amazon.com, and Google Play.

About the show:

“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.”

From their website comes the show’s description: “Through Cirque du Soleil’s trademark combination of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world Pandora and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the audience’s 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.

The show is 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 movie “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 is Cirque du Soleil’s 37th production since 1984. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. For more information, visit https://www.cirquedusoleil.com. You can also follow Cirque du Soleil on Facebook and Twitter. A complete listing of TORUK’s tour dates around the world is also available on their website.

TORUK – The First Flight will be playing the South Florida area on March 3-6 in Sunrise at the BBT Center and on March 10-13 in Miami at the American Airlines Arena. This will be my first experience of Cirque du Soleil live.

Written by Arlene Allen

Hello, my name is Arlene Allen, and I love all things nerd: genre tv and movies, books, loud rock and roll music, kittens, conventions, books, graphic novels and superheroes, RPG and tabletop games, and did I say books? Oh, yes. I spent 25 years as a librarian (nerd) mainly working with youth (creating nerds), a number of years as a teacher (more nerd indoctrination). I have my own spawn, leveled up to 22 and my partner in nerdiness. As a nerdy writer, I have found a home at Talk Nerdy With Us.

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