Lean back and enjoy - TORUK, The First Flight is coming!

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Cirque du Soleil is set to introduce an Avatar inspired show that will begin touring in November of this year. TORUK – The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron's record-breaking movie Avatar, takes place thousands of years before the movie Avatar and before any humans visited Pandora. Lead by an actual Storyteller character, the show will follow three young adults – Ralu, Entu, and Tsyal – and the first flight of the Toruk.

The word Toruk, in the Na'vi language, refers to the great leonopteryx, the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky. Central in Na'vi lore and culture, this fascinating creature is crucial to the Na'vi clans' sense of destiny and interconnectedness – and is about to be ridden for the very first time by a Na'vi.

The show 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.

TORUK – The First Flight will have a soft opening on November 12 in Bossier City, Louisiana. The world premiere will be held on December 21 in Montreal, Canada. You'll find the full list of cities and to purchase tickets here. 

It 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.

Oct. 1, 2015 Living photo: Groupe Cirque du Soleil

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