THE NEW CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TOURING SHOW INSPIRED BY JAMES CAMERON’S AVATAR, TORUK – THE FIRST FLIGHT; WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE BRIDGESTONE ARENA IN NASHVILLE, AUGUST 24-28, 2016

  Staff   May 03, 2016   News   0 Comment

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Written and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon
Tickets on pre-sale to Cirque Club members now!
Public on-sale starting April 15

(Montreal, April. 12, 2016) – The new Cirque du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight, will be presented at the Bridgestone Arena, August 24-28, 2016, as part of a global tour in arenas around the world which started in November 2015. The show is presented by Visa Signature®.

The 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 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 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.

Creative team
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

CREATORS’ BIOS AND STILL IMAGES:

Creators biographies and still images are available online in our pressroom :
https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/press/kits/shows/toruk-the-first-flight/creators.aspx

TICKET INFORMATION

TORUK – The First Flight will be presented at the Bridgestone Arena August 24-28, 2016. Tickets for those performances are on pre-sale for Cirque Club members now. Public on-sale will start April 15 at 10:00am. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/toruk andwww.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and at ticketmaster outlets. Tickets will also be available at the Bridgestone arena Box Office beginning Friday April 15 at 10:00am.

Sponsors and partners

TORUK – The First Flight is presented by Visa Signature®. DHL, and ACTIVEON Action Camera are the official sponsors. The show is being created through a licensing arrangement with 20th Century Fox.

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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 about Cirque du Soleil, visit https://www.cirquedusoleil.com.
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