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A scene from the new show by Cirque du Soleil

All the magic of Cirque du Soleil at Palau Sant Jordi

The company will be performing 'Toruk', a spectacle inspired by the movie 'Avatar'.

You’d better look lively if you want to see Cirque du Soleil in Barcelona this January. Although the chosen venue, Palau Sant Jordi, where they will be performing from 18 to 27 January, has sufficient capacity to seat thousands of people, the troupe has masses of fans and tickets will soon be sold out. The company will be presenting Toruk: The First Flight, their 37th production, which is inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar.

The action is set on the world of Pandora, with a visually stunning stage design and the Na'vi as the main protagonists. The story line tells of how a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy the sacred Tree of Souls. Ralu and Entu, two Omatikaya boys, decide to take charge of events when they discover that Toruk can help them save the Tree, and so they set out, along with a new friend, Tsyal, on a mission towards the heights of the Floating Mountains to find the imposing red and orange predator that dominates Pandora's sky. The prophecy is fulfilled when a pure soul arises from the clans to mount Toruk for the first time, and thus to save Na'vi from a terrible destiny. The story is enlivened with the seemingly impossible acrobatic feats that are typical of the troupe and splendid visual and splendid effects. The production has 13 creators behind it and a large team of people who make it possible, headed by the show writers and multimedia directors Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon and creative director Neilson Vignola.

Cirque du Soleil was founded in 1984 by Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier and the company has taken its productions to all the continents and more than 400 cities, performing in front of more than 180 million spectators. The company is made up of some 4,000 people, including 1,300 artists from 50 different countries.

Additional information is available from the Cirque du Soleil official website.

Publication date: Friday, 11 January 2019
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