Cirque du Soleil - TORUK

It's Pandora on Earth when AVATAR meets Cirque.

By
Tessa Dempster
on
November 25, 2017
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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.

 

Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

 

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.

Tessa Dempster

Hi, I'm Tessa. I've lived all over Western Australia getting to sample food, wine, local events and more. I'm merciless when it comes to a long black, love a glass or three of red wine, and can often be found showing off my eccentric but enthusiastic moves whenever there is music playing (shopping centres included). I now document my finds and antics for Perth Underground. Hit me up if you want me to come discover your business! I'd love to pop by for a chat.