In recent weeks, Dubai’s performing theatre landscape changed dramatically following the opening of La Perle.
The spectacular show is a 90-minute whirlwind of circus-esque acrobatics, stunning visuals and 2.5 million litres of water being used to great effect throughout. And, the show just so happens to be directed by Franco Dragone, formerly of Cirque du Soleil.
Now, the new Cirque du Soleil show is coming to town for a two-week run in January as part of a global tour. The new show is inspired by James Cameron’s record-shattering movie Avatar, set in the fictional world of Pandora in what is promising to be a visually stunning live setting.
Toruk – The First Flight is being pitched as a “riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score”, which are some huge claims, but considering the scale and success of the movie from which it has been inspired, it will have some large boots to fill.
The immersive experience will be narrated by a Na’vi Storyteller – the race of characters in the film, and depicts a tale set thousands of years before the events of the film, with a natural catastrophe threatening to destroy many sacred elements of the Na’vi’s world.
The show will be presented at Dubai World Trade Centre between Thursday January 4 and Wednesday 17. Tickets will be available on pre-sale for pre-registered customers and Cirque Club members on Tuesday October 17 at 11am – general sale will start on Friday October 20 at 11am. Prices start from Dhs295, and range up to Dhs2,495. Tickets are available from www.tixbox.com.
This is promising to be one of the biggest theatrical displays around, and is definitely one not to be missed.
From Dhs295. Jan 4-17 2018. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.tixbox.com.