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Preview: Toruk – The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil


Remember James Cameron’s hit film Avatar? The world of Pandora absolutely stunned us the first time we caught it in cinemas all those years ago, and it half made us wish we were on another planet, far away from here. This year, all of that will become a reality, as Mediacorp VizPro presents Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk – The First Flight this May!

Photo: Jesse Faatz Costumes: Kym Barrett © 2015 Cirque du Soleil

Embarking on a global tour of arenas around the world, Toruk – The First Flight is one of Cirque du Soleil new, exciting offerings. Inspired by the world of Avatar, get set for an immersive odyssey into the world of Pandora as one of the world’s best circuses has its members don blue paint and quite literally fly from end to end of the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Combining the latest cutting-edge visuals and multimedia, innovative puppetry and an unforgettable cinematic score, you’ll watch some of Cirque du Soleil’s signature performances alongside Cameron’s visionary world in this one of a kind stage show.

Photo: Matt Beard © 2017 Cirque du Soleil

Directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, Toruk is a prequel to Avatar, set millennia before the film’s events. As a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy the Na’vi’s sacred tree, two adolescent boys decide to go on an epic quest spanning towering trees, mighty mountains and encountering incredible creatures to save the entire race from their terrible fate.

Photo: Matt Beard © 2017 Cirque du Soleil

Prepare to hold on to the edge of your seats as you watch these performers swing from the ceiling and take flight, leaping from one high point to another with all the drama and spectacular moves we’ve come to expect from a stellar Cirque du Soleil show. Audience members can even become more immersed in the entire performance by downloading and taking part in a special app, downloadable here. This May, get ready to get close to nature and go on an interstellar, eye-opening experience on the mystical planet of Pandora as Cirque du Soleil presents Toruk! 

Toruk plays at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from 24th May – 3rd June. Tickets available from Sports Hub

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