Toruk – The First Flight is Cirque du Soleil’s touring show inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar. Toruk is an integration of humanity and technology, a colorful spectacle for the entire family.
The performance will be held from the 5th to the 8th and 13th to 15th October 2017 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
General public tickets will go on sale from 10am Tuesday 6th June 2017 at Ticketek.
The Toruk Show
Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, TORUK – 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 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.
The Toruk Story
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 when a pure soul rises among the clans to ride Toruk for the first time and save the Na’vi from a terrible fate.
“Avatar is really meant to be a celebration of human motion and human emotion and Cirque is able to capture that absolutely perfectly, because it’s all about human performance and physicality. It makes you feel alive to watch these performers,” said James Cameron.
Buy your ticket
Cirque Club members will be able to access tickets from 10am Tuesday 30th May until 5pm Monday 5th June. An exciting pre-sale is available exclusively for Telstra customers from 9am Wednesday 31 May until 9am Friday 2 June 2017. Head to www.telstra.com/arts for more details on how to purchase.
The MyTicketek pre-sale will commence at 10am Friday 2nd June and run until 5pm Monday 5th June 2017 (local time).
Tickets will be available to the general public from 10am Tuesday 6 June 2017. For full ticketing information, head to www.ticketek.com.au.
About Cirque Du Soleil
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 the Cirque du Soleil website.