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 cuttingedge 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.
‘’TORUK The First Flight is an integration of humanity and technology, a colourful spectacle for the entire family. We are delighted to see this epic journey take flight in Australia, a country so rich in culture and scenery as can be found on Pandora,’’ said director and writer Michel Lemieux.
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.
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