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Toruk

When: Feb. 25-28 2016

Cirque du Soleil, known worldwide for redefining circus performance through extraordinary acrobatics and elaborate sets, adds narrative to their performance for the first time with Toruk: The First Flight. Cirque writers and directors Michel Limieux and Victor Pilon approached James Cameron about working together on a project while he was still filming Avatar, but it wasn’t until the film was released that the idea of a live adaptation was born. Toruk is like the prequel or mythology of the N’avi people, telling the story of the first N’avi to ride a toruk, the leonoptryx that rules the skies of Pandora. Cirque du Soleil captures the entire world of Pandora within a single coliseum with more special effects, projections, and technology than they’ve ever used before. Though the show is narrative and storyline centric, there is no shortage of Cirque’s trademark stunts and acrobatics. With 1,300 performance artists and 4,000 employees working on the show, it is a production that’s larger than life.

Madison Kois

Price: $40 - $155

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