Last night my family and I were able to check out Toruk: The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil on opening night. We have never been to a Cirque du Soleil performance but I have always wanted to see one.
The show is a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film AVATAR.
“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.”
We thought the show was absolutely amazing. There were beautiful and vibrant colors used throughout the performance that kept us mesmerized. My son TJ (16) was not sure what to expect because he thought the show would be geared more towards younger children but it is not. It is definitely family entertainment. He is also a huge fan of Avatar and loved seeing this show.
We were very impressed with the special effects. It was done in such a way, when lava or water flowed it looked real. It did not seem like we were watching a show on a set. We felt like we were really there, even when the scene would change.
The show was better than I thought. There was music, a great story, talented acrobats, puppets and a wonderful kite performance. There was never a dull moment. I was thoroughly entertained and I want to see more Cirque du Soleil shows!
Toruk: The First Flight is a little over 2 hours long with a 20 minute intermission. If you have ever wanted to see the Cirque Du Soleil perfom, this is your chance! They will be in Milwaukee until September 25th.