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March 8 - 12, 2017

Return to Pandora in this gorgeous Avatar prequel by Cirque du Soleil

Why See Cirque du Soleil - Toruk?

THE RECORD-BREAKING MOVIE GETS A CIRQUE MAKEOVER

The newest show by renowned circus impresarios Cirque du Soleil, Toruk takes its inspiration from James Cameron's blockbusting movie, Avatar. Set on Pandora thousands of years ago before Jake and Neytiri met to overturn the moon's colonisation, the Toruk was the king of the sky, free and without a rider. - until he gains his first Na'vi master. A must-see for fans of the record-breaking movie, and for Cirque fans alike, this is one extravaganza you've never seen before.

If you've seen the movie you'll already know that the word Toruk refers to that red and orange predator that Jake conquered in order to lead the Na'vi tribe. Whoever is able to tame the creature decides the destiny of all the tribe, which is central to their religion and beliefs. Call this show a prequel to the film; here we find out who this first rider is, and how their actions shape the destiny of the Na'vi clan for the next generations on Pandora.

AVATAR: THE MOVIE

The 2009 epic science fiction film created by James Cameron forms the backdrop of this new production, and starred Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver. Set in the mid-22nd century, the action takes place on a lush moon called Pandora in order to mine the precious metals there; but at the expense of the local tribe of aliens, the beautiful, catlike Na'vi.

The movie is renowned for its special effects, especially the use of motion-capture for the Na'vi characters, and the illuminous, dreamlike scenery that left people pining long after they left the movie theaters.


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Dates

Opening night: 8 March 2017

Audience

Suitable for ages 9+

Run time

TBA

And before you stop reading

Please note that the performances at Centre Bell in Montreal are in French, apart from the 4pm shows on Dec 23 & 28, which are in English.

Cast and Creative

Creative

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

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$53

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$50

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2 reviews, average rating: (3.5 Stars)

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S Latreille: “Cirque Du Soleil-Toruk”

amazing is all I can say, never saw Avatar so had no preconception of what... more

Karen Dunk-Green: “Toruk First Flight Falls Flat”

In teaming up with James Cameron, Cirque du Soleil has won a massive marketing... more

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