"Toruk: The First Flight" is the awaited new Cirque du Soleil show inspired by James Cameron's Avatar. Described as "A live multimedia immersive spectacle that brings to the stage the breathtaking world of James Cameron’s Avatar like you have never seen before" the show include amazing projection effects as well as Cirque du Soleil signature stunning acrobatics sequences.
Toruk : The First Flight envisions a world beyond imagination set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film. The word Toruk, in the Na’vi language, refers to the great leonopteryx, the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky. Central in Na’vi lore and culture, this fascinating creature is crucial to the Na’vi clans’ sense of destiny and interconnectedness – and is about to be ridden for the very first time by a Na’vi.
The official site is HERE but i have plenty of great videos for you so let's start with the short official commercial.
The next videos below were shot during the media event or the Montreal premiere and shows a selection of scenes from the show.
The 8.30min video below shows apparently the first minutes the show.
Another 10min long video showing others scenes of the show.
A great 4K video of different scenes filmed in wide angle with a Go Pro.
More amazing projection effects and the end of the show.
This video shows the arrival of the guests on the red carpet and include more footage!
And what does James Cameron think about the Toruk show? Here is the answer.
Next video is an interview of the show directors with more footage.
Costumes were obviously an important part of the show and this is what this next short video is about.
This last video is about the acrobatics rehearsal for Toruk, World of Avatar!
Pictures: copyright Cirque du Soleil