TORUK – The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, is the new arena touring show by Cirque du Soleil Toruk Visits Hartford 2017. It will transport 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 live immersive multimedia spectacle that brings to the stage the breathtaking world of AVATAR like you have never seen it before.
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.
Toruk- The First Flight is set thousands of years before the events of the films, detailing the adventures of the first Toruk Makto. The story is narrated by the last of the Anurai Clan, a “Na’vi Storyteller. A Toruk Makto is a Na’vi individual who successfully manages to ride a great leonopteryx (Na’vi name: toruk). There had only been five Toruk Maktos prior to Jake Sully, and they are spoken of with great respect and honour.
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.
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. Watch video for yourself! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c3mnVPkwhM&feature=youtu.be
Thursday March 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday March 17th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday March 18th at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday March 19th at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
2 hours, including a 20 minute intermission