Cirque du Soleil expands Avatar BOSSIER CITY, La.
It was bad news for Louisiana hockey fans when the Shreveport Mudbugs of the IHL folded. But it was good news for Cirque du Soleil. The upcoming Avatar inspired (and James Cameron certified) Toruk The First Flight is only the third ever Cirque du Soleil touring arena show. It was only when visiting press were treated to a scene from the show, that the floor came alive with dazzling digital projection effects. Flat surfaces became pandora store locator water with waves, terrain became mountainous, the light and the mood of the scene changed on a dime. And the cast? Well, think of it as a whole new kind of Blue Man group. Toruk is a first on many fronts. It the first Cirque show adapted from an existing story. It also the first with a narrative, beginning, middle and end (as opposed to an artistically presented theme). And it the first with miked dialogue (in the Na language of Avatar Pandora and an English speaking narrator). And, unlike a traditional Cirque show, it has a minimal amount of trademark trapeze work, in favour of the narrative, movement and acting. Lemieux calls it, rather than acrobatic. story which was sweetened with from Cameron involves three Na teens, Ralu, Entu and Tsyal, who are on a quest to find the fabled giant flying creature Toruk, which rules the Pandora sky. En route, they must deal with strange tribes of fellow Na some not particularly welcoming. As the story would have it, Toruk is the key to stopping the destruction of the sacred Tree of Souls, which fans may remember from Cameron movie. The imperiled tree, however, is the only connection between the two. takes place 3,000 years before the movie, Lemieux says. Na never met humans; never had any war with them. In this version, volcanic eruptions threaten the ecology. if the Tree of Souls is destroyed, their culture is destroyed. In our show it endangered by volcanic eruption, whereas in the movie, it threatened by humans. affinity to Cirque du Soleil dated back to pre production on Avatar, when he had Cirque acrobats provide movement models for the Na He was amenable. They didn go for all his ideas (he originally was keen on having a live show audience wear 3 D glasses). But he insisted it not be a remake of the movie. said, guys, I in love with Cirque du Soleil. I a movie director, you are show directors. I not going to try to direct your show. I give you the freedom to be inspired by the movie and by the world in it. But do something else.' synergy included letting Lemieux and Pilot examine drawings for the upcoming Avatar sequels, with various as yet unrevealed Na tribes and fauna (the Viperwolves and Direhorse of the movie return as puppet driven beasts, along with previously unseen ones). saw hundreds of images. We asked questions about how the different pandora bracelets Na move, what they think, how they never sit. He an about pandora bracelets explorer, but a true artist. So we kind of met as artists, not as this big celebrity with whom we are very impressed. result is something I think can stand for itself a cross between Cirque du Soleil and Avatar. The First Flight plays the Air Canada Centre from Jan. 7 10. BACKSTAGE AT TORUK THE FIRST FLIGHT Behind the stage, we chatted with three of the Na of Pandora on a rehearsal break. At the time, they were putting in 12 hour days, six days a week. Two of them were acrobats the Swiss born Nick Beyeler and the Vegas based Dustin Walston. The third, Toronto based Stratford veteran Raymond O pandora jewelry for sale the show narrator, has the first ever full length speaking part in any Cirque du Soleil show. O a fit 64, quit Stratford in 2008 and retired to a Buddhist monastery in the Ottawa Valley. Toruk is his first job, post retirement. All are dressed and made up in different shades of full length blue, representing the Anurai, Kekunan and Tawkami clans. Beyeler is the most striking, adorned in the feathers of the high flying, avian riding Kekunan. an Anurai the whole time, so I the only one who stays the same shade of blue, O says. else plays different clans at different points in the show, so (to change the blue) it like putting on bathing suits over bathing suits 1920s bathing suits with legs. hardest thing to get used to as a Na the tail, Walston says. have to get used to tumbling and rolling with it. also hit other people. The real hazard is hitting someone else in the face. though, I strangely like it. When I don have it, I feel a little lost. three were clearly proud of what they helped create. me, the most exciting thing is when everything comes alive, Beyeler says, the projections kick in and this whole stage turns into a living, breathing thing. That the most magical moment every time. It was bad news for Louisiana hockey fans when the Shreveport Mudbugs of the IHL folded. But it was good news for Cirque du Soleil. The upcoming Avatar inspired (and James Cameron certified) Toruk The First Flight is only the third ever Cirque du Soleil touring arena show.
And it by far the most ambitious. So a full sized hockey arena was needed for three months of rehearsals. try and find an empty hockey arena for three months in Quebec, even in the summer, says Michel Lemieux, who co wrote and directed this radical and synergistic Cirque departure with creative partner Victor Pilon.
Prev: pandora charms wife
Next: complete pandora bracelets
If you have any queries or if we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us by any means preferable to you. For your convenience High Quality Pandora Bracelet UK offers global assistance 24-hours a day, seven days a week. We also include an option to locate your nearest Pandora Bracelet UK Outlet store.