Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Avatar’-Inspired Adventure

Venture to the planet Pandora for fantastical feats of strength, gorgeous sets, athletic acrobatics, and deep enchantment from the world created by James Cameron.

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"TORUK — The First Flight" alights at The Forum on Thursday, Jan. 12.
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"TORUK — The First Flight" alights at The Forum on Thursday, Jan. 12. The planet Pandora comes to hue-filled life via puppets, massive props, and exquisite costuming.
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While "TORUK" isn't a re-telling of the hit film, it finds deep and complex inspiration in the world of the Na'vi.
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The show, written and directed by Michael Lemieux and Victor Pilson, premiered in the troupe's home base of Montreal a little over a year ago.
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Two brave Omaticaya boys named Entu and Ralu seek to save the Tree of Souls.
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A "..living ode to the Na'vi's symbiotic co-existence with nature..." is at the heart of "TORUK," as well as "...their belief in the basic interconnectedness of all living things."
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When is the story set? "Thousands of years" before the film.
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Human performers will share Pandora with some intricate and beautifully constructed puppets.
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"TORUK — The First Flight" swirls at The Forum through Sunday, Jan. 15.
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