Cirque du Soleil’s arena touring show inspired by AVATAR.

june 11, 2018
TORUK – The First Flight written and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon will be presented at O2 arena in Prague. Public on-sale starting June 15th 2018.

Prague, June 11, 2018 –Inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, Cirque du Soleil’s touring show TORUK – The First Flightwill be presented at O2 arena from May 31st2019, as part of a global tour in arenas around the world. 

The show

Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR,TORUK – The First Flighttransports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility.

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 Flightis 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 Omatikaya 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 Flightcomprises 13 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) andJean-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


Ticket information

TORUK – The First Flightwill be presented at O2 arena from May 31st2019. Tickets for those performances will be on pre-sale for Cirque Club members beginning today, June 11. Public on-sale will start June 15th2018 10:00a.m. Tickets can be purchased at

TORUK – The First FlightApp

In an effort to bring audience members involvement to a whole new level, Cirque du Soleil launched a first-of-its-kind app for TORUK – The First Flight.  Working with long-time technology partner SAP, the app enhances the overall show experience and enables audience members to be a part of the actionbefore, during and after the performance! Click here to download the app :


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Cirque du Soleil

TORUK – The First Flightis Cirque du Soleil’s 37thproduction since 1984. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 190 million spectators in more than 450 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has over 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from over 50 different countries.


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