Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

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The beautiful new Cirque du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight, will be presented at Barclays Center on September 7-11, as part of a global tour in arenas around the world. It’s also playing in Newark at the Prudential Center September 15-18th.

TORUK – The First Flight is a live immersive multimedia spectacle that brings to the stage the breathtaking world of James Cameron’s AVATAR like you have never seen it before.

Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination.

This live immersive experience also bears the distinct signature of directors and multimedia innovators Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon. It is a living ode to the Na’vi’s symbiotic coexistence with nature and their belief in the basic interconnectedness of all living things.

The Barclay’s Center (though freezing – bring layers!) is a gorgeous arena in the heart of Brooklyn. My children and I loved the show and couldn’t stop oohing and ahhing every time a new scene started. The imaginative sets, props, acrobatics and visual spectacles are truly inspiring and breathtaking. Visit https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/toruk/tour-dates/ to purchase tickets and learn more about this amazing production.

Originally published September 2016

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