TORUK – The First Flight
Written and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon
WILL TOUR ARENAS STARTING NOVEMBER 2015
Tickets on pre-sale in 13 North American cities exclusively to Cirque Club members starting April 30
MONTREAL, April 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Cirque du Soleil is very happy to unveil the name of its next touring show inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR : TORUK – The First Flight. This brand new creation will tour in arenas around the world starting November 2015. The show will premiere in Montreal on December 21.
TORUK – The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, a live experience by Cirque du Soleil®, envisions a world beyond imagination set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film. The word Toruk, in the Na’vi language, refers to the great leonopteryx, the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky. Central in Na’vi lore and culture, this fascinating creature is crucial to the Na’vi clans’ sense of destiny and interconnectedness – and is about to be ridden for the very first time by a Na’vi.
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
Director of Creation
Set and Props Designer
Costume and Makeup Designer
Tuan Le and Tan Loc
Bob & Bill
Composers and Musical Directors
Acrobatic Performance Designer
Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer
TORUK – The First Flight will tour in arenas starting November 2015. Tickets for performances in cities listed below will be on exclusive pre-sale online for Cirque Club members as of April 30 at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/toruk:
Auburn Hills, Michigan
North Little Rock, Arkansas
North Charleston, South Carolina
Kansas City, Missouri
Providence, Rhode Island
Raleigh, North Carolina
Sponsors and Partners
TORUK – The First Flight will proudly have the support of two official sponsors: Xerox and DHL. The show is being created through a licensing arrangement with 20 th Century Fox.
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Cirque du Soleil
TORUK – The First Flight is Cirque du Soleil’s 37 th 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.
SOURCE Cirque du Soleil