Toruk - The First Flight
Closed 2h 20m
Toruk - The First Flight

Toruk - The First Flight NYC Reviews and Tickets

(10 Reviews)
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Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow, Entertaining, Great staging

About the Show

Inspired by James Cameron's sci-fi film 'Avatar,' Cirque du Soleil's new extravaganza transports you to the world of Pandora in a stunning live visual setting.

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Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Enchanting, Epic

See it if you want to see an amazing stage production. The effects are awesome, but this lacked some of the amazing cirque performances.

Don't see it if you want a true cirque show with amazing performances. I would recommend everyone seeing it just for the stage! Story line was boring.

Disappointing, Dated, Slow

See it if You don't mind throwing money away to see some pretty sets and costumes. You're not looking for amazing acrobatics.

Don't see it if You like cirque di soliel or Avatar. Much better acrobatics in their other shows and the story was boring.

Critic Reviews (5)
September 10th, 2016

“Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Toruk – The First Flight’ is an unusual spectacle. On the one hand, the visuals are breathtaking and awesome in their technological capabilities. On the other, the show is both predictable and remote in the huge scale of the set and staging. However, devotees of James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ will enjoy the chance to see Pandora live and the show does have memorably spellbinding moments which will stay in the imagination long after the event is over.”
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Theater Pizzazz
September 8th, 2016

"Cirque du Soleil brings a story of human potential to the stage. While the Cirque productions always feature stunning acrobatics, 'Toruk' also provides narrative thread...The music, lights, and ingenuity of design – all present onstage – lead to better questions...Though 'Toruk' is mostly spectacle and not a larger ethics debate, Cirque du Soleil doesn’t fail to raise important questions about the interconnectedness of all living things...It’s impressive."
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Stage Buddy
September 12th, 2016

"'Toruk' plays out like an epic children’s fantasy story complete with energetic acrobatics, mind-blowing contortionists, soaring aerialists, and jaw-dropping puppetry...The entire team of 'Toruk' has done an amazing job putting it together...The set is nothing short of magical...The storyline is very accessible to children. In fact, adults may find it a little too juvenile. However, the imagery is enough to sustain even the most seasoned theatergoer."
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Broadway Blog
September 9th, 2016

"Big in every sense of the word, but bigger isn’t always better. Where 'Toruk' succeeds is in its epic spectacle...It’s hard to focus the action...The dozens of blue unitards and face paint quickly blend together and all hope is lost of identifying one contorting gymnast from another...If you’re a fantasy fanatic and want to see one of the company’s biggest and boldest endeavors to date, you may want to climb on board."
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Times Square Chronicles
September 8th, 2016

"So stunning that you forget the story here is lackluster...The show is highly ADD and it is hard to tell where to look...In this land lava flows, and waterfalls, rivers, oceans, deserts, floating mountains and other majestic forces of nature made though vivid projections appear to dazzle. 40 video projectors consume a 20,000-square-foot surface to immerse you into this world. Percussion in the air is impressive. The music is at times glorious led by the soaring singing of a Shaman."
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