Last night, I was invited to see Cirque du Soleil‘s latest show, TORUK – The First Flight for it’s Miami stop. TORUK – The First Flight, is inspired by James Cameron’s blockbuster, AVATAR. It was pretty incredible to see the American Airlines Arena completely transformed into the magical world of Pandora. The visuals and staging were nothing short of stunning. American Airlines even asked my permission to use this photo that I had tweeted on their Instagram feed:
I found the show to be a little bit of a departure from other Cirque shows I have seen, but no less spectacular. There seemed to be more of an emphasis on the visuals, it might be fair to say it felt more like a theatrical experience, than a typically acrobatic-heavy Cirque show.
Don’t miss Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK – The First Flight, playing through this weekend at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, March 10-13, 2016.
About Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK- The First Flight
TORUK – The First Flight is a live immersive multimedia spectacle that brings to the stage the breathtaking world of James Cameron’s AVATAR like you have never seen it before.
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 andEntu, 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.
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 American Airlines Arena in Miami on March 10-13, 2016, as part of a global tour in arenas around the world starting November 2015. The show is presented by Visa Signature®.
American Airlines Arena – Miami
Thursday, March 10 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 11 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, March 12 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, March 13 at 1:30pm and 5pm
For complete show and ticket information, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/