Inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking film AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil will make its Australian debut at Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre in October before heading to Sydney (Qudos Bank Arena), Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena) and then Adelaide (Entertainment Centre).
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 co-existence 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 Omatikaya 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 a pure soul rises among the clan to ride Toruk for the first timeand save the Na’vi from a terrible fate.
Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre: 5th – 8th & 13th – 15th October
Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena: 19th – 22nd & 27th – 29th October
Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena: 2nd – 5th & 10th – 12th November
Adelaide’s Entertainment Centre: 16th – 19th November
Telstra customer 48 hour pre-sale from 9am Wednesday 31st May 2017
General public on-sale from 10am Tuesday 6th June 2017 at Ticketek
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.