The new Cirque du Soleil touring show
inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR
TORUK – The First Flight
written and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon
Will be presented at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh
June 22-26, 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 CONSOL Energy Center from June 22-26, as part of a global tour in arenas around the world. The show is presented by Visa Signature in association with Merrill Lynch. Tickets can be purchased here.
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.
Sponsors and Partners
TORUK – The First Flight is presented by Visa Signature® in association with Merrill Lynch®. DHL and ACTIVEON Action Camera are the official sponsors. The show is being created through a licensing arrangement with 20th Century Fox.
In an effort to bring audience members involvement to a whole new level, Cirque du Soleil will be launching a first-of-its-kind app for TORUK – The First Flight. Working with long-time technology partner SAP, the app will enhance the overall show experience and enable audience members to be a part of the action before, during and after the performance! The app can be downloaded from here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toruk-the-first-flight/id1060239115?mt=8
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So who’s ready to experience this family friendly show of a lifetime? Enter below to WIN a family four pack of tickets to opening night, June 22nd! Contest open for entry until June 15 11:59pm EST. Winner will be announced June 16, at 1:00pm EST.
Winner must be 18+ with state issued identification (for will call purposes). Once prize is accepted, tickets are nontransferable and cannot be resold for profit.