THE world famous Cirque du Soleil’s “Toruk: The First Flight” will hold its Asian premiere at the SM Mall Of Asia on June 23 and will run until July 2, organizers announced on Monday.
“Toruk,” inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie “Avatar” released in 2009, is Cirque du Soleil’s 37th production since 1984.
“After 15 months of touring North America and over 1.3 million fans, we are ecstatic to make our Asian debut in the great city of Manila. We heard Filipinos loved the movie Avatar, so we really hope they will join us to revisit Pandora in this visually stunning live setting,” organizers said.
Toruk is a one-of-a-kind show with breathtaking video projections, impressive acrobatic acts, and gigantic puppets.
“There is truly something for everyone in the family,’’ Janie Mallet, Toruk publicist, said.
“Avatar is really meant to be a celebration of human motion and human emotion and Cirque is able to capture that absolutely perfectly because it’s all about human performance and physicality. It makes you feel alive to watch these performers,” James Cameron, writer and director of Avatar, said of “Toruk.”
Since 2015, Toruk has traveled to Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility.
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, organizers said in a media statement.
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,” organizers said.
Since 1984, Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities in six continents.
Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from an estimated 50 countries.
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