Cirque du Soleil - TORUK
It's Pandora on Earth when AVATAR meets Cirque.
Blue Na’vi fill the stage performing acrobatics in true Cirque du Soleil style. Inspired by James Cameron’s hugely successful AVATAR, Cirque has recreated what Cameron achieved on screen through special effects make-up, and the inhuman physical performances by actors in the latest production TORUK - The First Flight.
The stage is set on Cirque’s 37th production structured with insane props, puppetry and more. There’s Na’vi scaling cliff walls, climbing trees, swinging from vines, and playing some native form of basketball - it’s as if we’re watching a typical day on Pandora whilst they are unaware of our presence.
The way the actors move make them appear more animal and human, as they run, four-legged across the stage, over structures, up walls and more. It’s all about the performance, as the audience is drawn into the Na’vi world.
Things to expect
In true Cirque style, you’ll see incredible acrobatics, rope work and tumbling; however, TORUK features a strong focus on storyline, as the audience is taken on a journey to save the Tree of Souls with a mysterious prophecy involving the feared Toruk (seeing the movie similarities now?).
With shows starting this weekend, and a new matinee show added on the 2nd of December, grab your ticket to take a trip to Pandora, and uncover the secret of the Na’vi.