It’s going to be a veritable feast for the senses as Cirque du Soleil holds the Asian premiere of TORUK – The First Flight in Manila. Running from June 23 to July 2, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena, TORUK is inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie Avatar.
“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 love the movie Avatar so we really hope they will join us to revisit Pandora in this visually stunning live setting. 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,’’ says Janie Mallet, publicist for TORUK – The First Flight.
TORUK has traveled through Canada, the United States, and Mexico since its debut in 2015. It has brought life to James Cameron’s world of Pandora through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry, and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score.
Cirque du Soleil’s signature style merges with James Cameron’s imaginary world seamlessly to bring the audience to a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility.
Cameron, writer and director of Avatar, says, “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!”
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents since 1984. TORUK – The First Flight is its 37th production.