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Cirque du Soleil take Avatar-inspired show to London and Manchester

A brand new show from Cirque du Soleil is heading to the UK, taking place thousands of years before James Cameron's Avatar.

Cirque du Soleil take Avatar-inspired show to London and Manchester

Cirque du Soleil have announced an incredible new show is to come to the UK, inspired by James Cameron's critically acclaimed Avatar

Toruk comes as the first production from Cirque du Soleil to be developed alongside a film franchise, transporting you through the world of Pandora with cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft. Huge artistic and technological undertakings have seen the production recreate some of the most famous scenes from the film, from the floating mountains and the Omatikaya Hometree, to the Anurai animal sanctuary and the beautiful race of Na'vi, brought to life through the performers' breathtaking athleticism and acrobatics. 

The live experience will bear earmarks of directors and multimedia innovators Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, echoing the Na'vi's symbiotic coexistence with nature as well as their beliefs on all of life's interconnectedness. 

Watch the trailer below:

Toruk - The First Flight will take place thousands of years before the events of James Cameron's film, when a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy the Tree of Souls. Two young Na'vi, Ralu and Entu, decide to try take the matter into their own hands, adventuring high into the floating mountains to try and save their people from an awful fate. 

On the production, James Cameron has 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." 

The show will be coming to the UK in June of next year, first heading to the Manchester Arena and then The O2 Arena, London. Full dates are as follows:

20 June 2019 – Manchester Arena
21 June 2019 – Manchester Arena
22 June 2019 – Manchester Arena
23 June 2019 – Manchester Arena
26 June 2019 – The O2 Arena, London
27 June 2019 – The O2 Arena, London
28 June 2019 – The O2 Arena, London
29 June 2019 – The O2 Arena, London
30 June 2019 – The O2 Arena, London

Tickets for the shows will be on sale from Friday 16th November at 09:00am, make sure to follow Cirque du Soleil: Toruk here to get reminded when tickets come available. 

Written by
Kestra Walker
13th November 2018

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