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Cirque du Soleil, Toruk-The First Flight

Experience a new world of imagination as Alchemy Project presents a visual breathtaking odyssey, Toruk -The First Flight, performed by Cirque du Soleil. Toruk -The First Flight is a live immersive multimedia spectacle that brings to the stage the breathtaking world of James Cameron’s AVATAR.

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 have captured the worlds imagination.

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.

Narrated by a “Na’vi Storyteller” and populated by unforgettable characters, Toruk -The First Flight is a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film AVATAR and before any humans ever set foot on Pandora.

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.

Ralu, Entu and Tsyal are the three main protagonists of Toruk-The First Flight, which is narrated by a “Na’vi Storyteller.” They are joined by the Shaman and the Chief of the Omaticaya clan as well as members of five Na’vi clans: Omaticaya, Tawkami, Anurai, Tipani, and Kekunan. The black-clad, shadow-like puppeteers personify the spirit of Eywa, the Na’vi’s guiding force.

Guests will be in awe of the breathtaking acrobatic narrative. The creative team wanted to convey the strength, physicality and agility of the Na’vi in a setting that takes into account Pandora’s weaker gravity compared to Earth’s. Acrobatics have had to shun the laws of human biomechanics and learn to move like the Na’vi. This new gestural language produces what Acrobatic Performance Designer Germain Guillemot calls “a music of the body.” Over time, the artists-cum-Na’vi have begun to look and behave like they have just walked out of the big screen. Each of the five clan in the show has features and skills that sets it apart from the others. To reflect this, the creative team assigned a distinct performance or movement signature to each clan.

04 Jan – 17 Jan 2018, Dubai World Trade Centre

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