Backstage Pass: A Behind the Scenes Look at Cirque du Soleil ‘TORUK – The First Flight’

Check out exclusive photos and videos from the backstage tour and rehearsals of TORUK - The First Flight!

TORUK – The First Flight premieres for the first time in Asia as part of a global tour at The Mall of Asia Arena and will run from June 23 to July 2.

Inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, Cirque du Soleil 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.

TORUK – The First Flight is actually a prequel to the 2009 film Avatar. It is set thousands of years before the events in the film and before any human has ever set foot on Pandora. So, no worries, you will understand and enjoy every bit of the performances!

The show is narrated by a Na'vi Storyteller with performances by unforgettable characters who actually speak the Na'vi language. It is equipped with cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft with an amazing score.

Friends from the media had the chance to have a peek of the backstage to see the wardrobe and see the cast during rehearsals.

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

16 puppets represent the creatures of Pandora: six Viperwolves, three Direhorses, three Austrapedes, one Turtapede, two swarms of Woodsprites, and one Toruk.
27 semi-trucks are needed to transport all of the on-stage and behind the scenes equipment.

The Toruk is puppeteered by 6 people

At rehearsals:

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


Sneak Peek: Cirque du Soleil Toruk at Mall Of Asia Arena

Posted by Clickthecity on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

TORUK – The First Flight opens tomorrow at the Mall of Asia Arena. Ticket prices are as follows: PL1 – P7,368 / PL2 – P5,990 / PL3 – P4,770 / PL4 – P3,498 / PL5 – P1,500. Buy tickets here.

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