Cirque du Soleil TORUK The First Flight Lands in South Florida! Envision a world beyond imagination, thousands of years before the events depicted in James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR. I was invited to opening night to see this first of its kind Cirque show. Inspired by the film, 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.
I’ve seen a few Cirque shows in the last five years, including most recently AMALUNA and VAREKAI, which were phenomenal. Cirque brings to the stage a one of kind experience with each of its shows – something you cannot find just anywhere. It’s a mix of acrobatics, theater, stunning costumes and beautiful stage sets. And Cirque du Soleil’s newest show TORUK is not your usual Cirque show. Well, actually, it’s more of a performance show with less acrobatics – and I loved every moment of it.
In true Cirque fashion an outstanding cast delivered a story unlike any other, one that touches your very heart and soul – with incredible visuals, one of a kind costumes, and a musical score that lets you soar above the clouds.
The story follows two friends, Ralu and Entu, about to embark on adulthood who become tasked with the mission to save the sacred Tree of Souls from a natural disaster. But first they must convince the leaders of five other tribes to give them the sacred tools necessary to overtake Toruk – the mighty predator flies high above the skies of Pandora. The trouble is that each tribe is leery of the other. Will Ralu and Entu collect the treasured items in time to capture Toruk and save the Tree of Souls?
There is an underdog component to this story which I truly loved – and a few surprises too. Naturally I now want to watch Avatar again…
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.
Narrated by a “Na’vi Storyteller” and populated by unforgettable characters, Cirque du Soleil 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.
Cirque du Soleil TORUK The First Flight is a living ode to the Na’vi’s symbiotic coexistence with nature and their belief in the basic interconnectedness of all living things.
Be part of the experience! Download the app. Dive into the world of Pandora with the TORUK – The First Flight app! Discover what it’s like to become part of the show, access never-seen-before backstage photos and videos, and much more. Adventure awaits! Available on iTunes for iOS or Google Play for Android.
Cirque du Soleil TORUK The First Flight
BB&T Center – Sunrise
Thursday, March 3 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 4 at 4pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, March 5 at 4pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, March 6 at 1:30pm and 5pm
American Airlines Arena – Miami
Thursday, March 10 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 11 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, March 12 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, March 13 at 1:30pm and 5pm
For complete show and ticket information, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/
Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment.The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.
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I am green (or should that be blue) with envy. Cirque don’t come to Ireland very often & when they do it’s, naturally enough, to the large (!) cities. Not always convenient when you live in the countryside. I did have tickets for one of their shows but I dislocated my knee & ended up giving them away to my sister.