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Cirque Du Soleil: Toruk - The First Flight

The new Cirque du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight, will premiere at The Mall of Asia Arena from 23 June to 2 July for the first time in Asia as part of a global tour in arenas around the world. Tickets are now on sale.

The Show

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 human 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.

Creative Team

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
Neilson Vignola Director of Creation
Carl Fillion Set and Props Designer
Kym Barrett Costume and Makeup Designer
Tuan Le and Tan Loc Choreographers
Bob & Bill Composers and Musical Directors
Jacques Boucher Sound Designer
Alain Lortie Lighting Designer
Patrick Martel Puppet Designer
Germain Guillemot Acrobatic Performance Designer
Pierre Masse Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer


Ticket Information
PL1  P7,368.00
PL2  P5,990.00
PL3  P4,770.00
PL4 *Partially Obstructed View  P3,498.00
PL5 *Partially Obstructed View  P1,500.00

Price is inclusive of standard ticket charges.
Tickets can be purchased at smtickets.com and www.cirquedusoleil.com/toruk
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Cirque du Soleil

TORUK – The First Flight is Cirque du Soleil’s 37th 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.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org.

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Backstage Pass: A Behind the Scenes Look at Cirque du Soleil 'TORUK - The First Flight'
(Jun 22, 2017 3:13 PM)

27 semi-trucks are needed to transport all of the on-stage and behind the scenes equipment.

Backstage Pass: A Behind the Scenes Look at Cirque du Soleil 'TORUK - The First Flight'
(Jun 22, 2017 3:13 PM)

16 puppets represent the creatures of Pandora: six Viperwolves, three Direhorses, three Austrapedes, one Turtapede, two swarms of Woodsprites, and one Toruk.

Backstage Pass: A Behind the Scenes Look at Cirque du Soleil 'TORUK - The First Flight'
(Jun 22, 2017 3:13 PM)

Backstage Pass: A Behind the Scenes Look at Cirque du Soleil 'TORUK - The First Flight'
(Jun 22, 2017 3:13 PM)

With 41 people in the cast, there are more than 1,000 items in all, including shoes, headpieces and necklaces.

Backstage Pass: A Behind the Scenes Look at Cirque du Soleil 'TORUK - The First Flight'
(Jun 22, 2017 3:13 PM)

Backstage Pass: A Behind the Scenes Look at Cirque du Soleil 'TORUK - The First Flight'
(Jun 22, 2017 3:13 PM)

The Toruk is puppeteered by 6 people

Backstage Pass: A Behind the Scenes Look at Cirque du Soleil 'TORUK - The First Flight'
(Jun 22, 2017 3:13 PM)

The stage floor is 15000 square feet, covered by nearly 700 square panels.

Backstage Pass: A Behind the Scenes Look at Cirque du Soleil 'TORUK - The First Flight'
(Jun 22, 2017 3:13 PM)

Backstage Pass: A Behind the Scenes Look at Cirque du Soleil 'TORUK - The First Flight'
(Jun 22, 2017 3:13 PM)

TORUK The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil's TORUK – The First Flight Coming to Manila in Three Weeks
(Jun 2, 2017 8:21 PM)

TORUK The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil's TORUK – The First Flight Coming to Manila in Three Weeks
(Jun 2, 2017 8:21 PM)

TORUK The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil's TORUK – The First Flight Coming to Manila in Three Weeks
(Jun 2, 2017 8:21 PM)

Schedule/Venue
SM Mall of Asia Arena
SM Mall of Asia Complex
Bay City, , Pasay
Metro Manila, Philippines

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