The very first Cirque du Soleil show I ever saw was the incomparable Mystère in Las Vegas back in 2003. I didn’t really know what to expect when I sat down, but I spent the entire show literally awestruck by the performers’ talent, beauty, and power, and by the sheer wonder and artistry of the show.
Ever since then, I’ve made it a life goal to see every Cirque show that I can. Luckily, Vancouver plays host to traveling Cirque du Soleil shows almost every year under their signature yellow and blue striped Grand Chapiteau tent at Concord Pacific Place. In the last few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to attend several more shows and add their programs to my Cirque du Soleil collection.
I’m thrilled to let you know that Cirque du Soleil is coming back to Vancouver again in December, this time with an exciting arena performance at the Pacific Coliseum. Inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, TORUK – The First Flight is a live immersive multimedia spectacle that will transport you to the breathtaking world of of Pandora. This is your chance to experience Cirque du Soleil in a captivating new light, through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility!
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.
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. 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.
I can’t wait to see this show! How about you? TORUK will only be in Vancouver for a few days though, so grab your tickets before they sell out!
When: December 14–18, 2016
Where: Pacific Coliseum, 2901 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Ticket prices vary by showtime. Child tickets start at $33.40 and adult tickets at $48.75, plus applicable fees.
Buy your tickets here! Save $10 when you buy a family pack of 4 tickets (2 adult and 2 child tickets).
Photo Credits: Jesse Faatz
Win 4 Tickets to Opening Night at TORUK!
Good news! I’ve got 4 tickets for opening night to give away to one lucky reader. Enter in the giveaway widget below. UPDATE: Winner may also choose tickets to the 3:30 pm matinee show on Friday, December 16.
Only the first entry is required to enter in the giveaway. All others are optional, though completing extra entries will increase your odds. This giveaway is open to anyone who can attend the show on December 14 at 7:30 pm or December 16 at 3:30 pm. All the winner’s entries will be verified.
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Disclosure: I will receive media tickets in exchange for sharing this information with you. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. Your experience may differ.