Performance added to the upcoming Cirque du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR

TORUK – The First Flight
written and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon

Now running June 29 through July 3 at Canadian Tire Centre

Tickets for the additional show go on sale on Friday, May 6, at noon

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce one additional performance of the upcoming touring show inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight, on Wednesday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. This show is in addition to the previously announced performances on June 30 – July 3, presented at Canadian Tire Centre.

Tickets for this performance are now on pre-sale for Cirque Club members; new members can join at Public on-sale begins on Friday, May 6, at noon. Tickets can be purchased by visiting, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.

The show
Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight transports 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 co-existence 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.

Cirque du Soleil will perform TORUK – The First Flight on eight occasions over the course of five days at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre as follows:
Wednesday, June 29 – 7:30 p.m. (newly added performance)
Thursday, June 30 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 1 – 4 p.m. (French performance)
Friday, July 1 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 2 – 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 3 – 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Cirque du Soleil
TORUK – The First Flight is Cirque du Soleil’s 37th production since 1984. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

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