Montreal (October 24, 2016) – The new Cirque du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight, is coming to Las Vegas for a limited engagement. The show is presented at T-Mobile Arena for one week only, January 18 - 22 as part of a global tour in arenas around the world.
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 coexistence 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 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 comprises 13 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide) for Cirque du Soleil, and James Cameron, Jon Landau, Kathy Franklin and Richie Baneham for Lightstorm Entertainment:
|Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon||Show writers and Directors, Multimedia Directors|
|Neilson Vignola||Director of Creation|
|Carl Fillion||Set and Props Designer|
|Kym Barrett||Costume and Makeup Designer|
|Tuan Le and Tan Loc||Choreographers|
|Bob & Bill||Composers and Musical Directors|
|Jacques Boucher||Sound Designer|
|Alain Lortie||Lighting Designer|
|Patrick Martel||Puppet Designer|
|Germain Guillemot||Acrobatic Performance Designer|
|Pierre Masse||Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer|