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Cirque du Soleil Debuts Avatar-Inspired Show in South Florida

In 2009 director James Cameron's Avatar in 3D amazed audiences.  Relive the experience with Cirque du Soleil's Avatar-inspired show, Toruk: The First Flight. Much like the world of Pandora that Cameron created, performers in Toruk are painted blue and glide across the stage. The show "is a living ode to the Na'vi's symbiotic coexistence with nature and their belief in the basic interconnectedness of all living things," according to Cirque du Soleil. The plot describes the historythousands of years before 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."

Check out our video as New Times goes behind the scenes of Toruk. 

Toruk: The First Flight
Thursday, March 10, through Sunday, March 13, at the American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). Showtimes vary, with Thursday night's performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $43 to $130. Visit ticketmaster.com. 

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