TORUK - The First Flight Will be Presented at Barclays Center September 7-11, 2016

Nov 12, 2015

BROOKLYN (November 12, 2015) – The new Cirque du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight, will be presented at Barclays Center on September 7-11, 2016, as part of a global tour in arenas around the world starting November 2015.

Tickets to TORUK – The First Flight will go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 20 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at or, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center starting Saturday, November 21 at noon (if tickets are still available).

The show
TORUK – The First Flight is a live immersive multimedia spectacle that brings to the stage the breathtaking world of James Cameron’s AVATAR like you have never seen it before.

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 capture the 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.

Creative team
TORUK – The First Flight comprises 13 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide) for Cirque du Soleil, and James Cameron, Jon Landau, Kathy Franklin and Richie Baneham for Lightstorm Entertainment:

Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon   Show Writers and Directors, Multimedia Directors
Neilson Vignola   Director of Creation
Carl Fillion   Set and Props Designer
Kym Barrett   Costume and Makeup Designer
Tuan Le and Tan Loc   Choreographers
Bob & Bill   Composers and Musical Directors
Jacques Boucher   Sound Designer
Alain Lortie   Lighting Designer
Patrick Martel   Puppet Designer
Germain Guillemot   Acrobatic Performance Designer
Pierre Masse   Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer