Already closed | 2h 20m | Brooklyn

Toruk - The First Flight

From 10 member  reviews
Members say: 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. More…

A hybrid of circus and physical theater, 'Toruk' is a newly written fable set in the 'Avatar' universe. Experience a storytelling odyssey through an eye-popping world of imagination and discovery, as immersive projections, puppets, and acrobats, aerialists, and other circus artists bring this alien culture to the stage.

2h 20m | Already closed | Barclays Center (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (10)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow, Entertaining, Great staging
61
Avg Score

80
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.

30
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.

78
Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like Cirque du Soleil

Don't see it if you cannot suspend belief.

85
Exquisite, Great staging, Delightful, Beatiful, Eye-catching

See it if You want to see the moon Pandora come to life and a return to the world of Avatar. I've never seen another show with such exquisite artistry

Don't see it if You're looking for the usual death-defying and mind-boggling stunts most cirque shows have. Toruk focused more on visual arts than physical.

40
Disappointing, Slow, Boring, Pretty, Uninspired

See it if you love pretty colors and gorgeous sets. If you love Cirque shows, there are a handful of impressive acrobatics, but not much.

Don't see it if you're expecting a fantastic Cirque show with an Avatar related story. It has nothing to do with either. No clue what they were thinking.

40
Disappointing, Excruciating, Poor writing

See it if you worship anything Avatar no matter how poor the writing is or how boring and repetitive a show can be.

Don't see it if you're expecting a true Cirque du Soleil experience with circus acts.

50
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Ambitious

See it if Want to see as many Cirque shows as you can even if it's one of the worst. Like big spectacle, but it's more childish so if you have kids.

Don't see it if You want more than a few circus acts, don't want to bored as the show plods along and don't care about cheap spectacle and puppets.

Also This is more a childish adventure spectacle show with choreography and... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Exquisite

See it if You love fantasy, aerial gymnastics, and special effects.

Don't see it if Not applicable. Everyone would love this.

73
Ambitious, Slow, Enchanting, Disappointing, Epic

See it if You love Avatar and need more.

Don't see it if You are not an Avatar superfan. It was slow and kind of boring at times.

0
Confusing, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You don't like acrobatics and your into visuals

Don't see it if You want to see what Cirque du Soleil is really about, awesome acrobatics.


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 C...
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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 specta...
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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...
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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 ...
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