Cirque du Soleil’s arena touring show

inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR

 

TORUK – The First Flight

written and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon

 

TAURON Arena Kraków, 6-10 March 2019

 

Cirque du Soleil’s show TORUK – The First Flight -   Inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, will be presented at TAURON Arena Kraków from March 6-10, 2019 as part of a global tour in arenas around the world.

 

Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting.

Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility.

 

Narrated by a “Na’vi Storyteller” and populated by unforgettable characters, TORUK – The First Flight is a mythical tale set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film AVATAR, and before any humans ever set foot on Pandora.

 

When a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy the sacred Tree of Souls, Ralu and Entu, two Omatikaya boys on the brink of adulthood, fearlessly decide to take matters into their own hands. Upon learning that Toruk can help them save the Tree of Souls, they set out, together with their newfound

friend Tsyal, on a quest high up in the Floating Mountains to find the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky. Prophecy is fulfilled when a pure soul rises among the clans to ride Toruk for the first time and save the Na’vi from a terrible fate.

 

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.

 

 

 

Creative team

TORUK – The First Flight comprises 13 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide) for Cirque du Soleil, and James Cameron, Jon Landau, Kathy Franklin and Richie Baneham for Lightstorm Entertainment: 

 

Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon: Show Writers and Directors, Multimedia Directors

Neilson Vignola: Director of Creation

Carl Fillion: Set and Props Designer

Kym Barrett: Costume and Makeup Designer

Tuan Le and Tan Loc: Choreographers

Bob & Bill: Composers and Musical Directors

Jacques Boucher: Sound Designer

Alain Lortie: Lighting Designer

Patrick Martel: Puppet Designer

Germain Guillemot: Acrobatic Performance Designer

Pierre Masse: Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer

 

Creators biographies and additional information available online in our press room :

https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/press/kits/shows/toruk


Official show photos and promo roll :

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zihdliztwcpy4eg/AAByXrsZp3vuIPi0m7JvKgu8a?dl=0

 

TORUK – The First Flight App

In an effort to bring audience members involvement to a whole new level, Cirque du Soleil launched a first-of-its-kind app for TORUK – The First Flight.  Working with long-time technology partner SAP, the app enhances the overall show experience and enables audience members to be a part of the action before, during and after the performance! Click here to download the app : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toruk-the-first-flight/id1060239115?mt=8

 

Tickets

TORUK – The First Flight will be presented at TAURON Arena Kraków , March 6-10, 2019.

 

Tickets on sale at:  https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/toruk and www.alterartshow.pl

 

Demand based pricing, prices change with the amount of sold tickets.

Buy earlier, pay less.

Demand Based Pricing

Demand Based Pricing is a system whereby prices for different shows and levels are derived from the demand of each performance. Consumers receive the most benefit buying early and getting the lowest prices as well as the best seat availability. Conversely when booking late, more popular performances in greater demand may reflect a higher priced ticket. Prices are however limited to a fixed ceiling. Overall, Demand Based Pricing provides the consumer with greater choice on the price they wish to pay.

 

Select your seats at your price! Tickets for TORUK – The First Flight start at October 29th

 

Ticket categories and pricing:

•             Platinum from PLN 320

•             Gold from PLN 260

•             Silver from PLN 199

•             Brown from PLN 150

 

Tickets for children aged 2 to 12 - 20% discount

 

Group tickets:

Ordering tickets for your group available only via e-mail contact at: bilety@alterart.pl

 

Media contact: paulina.wolczek@alterart.pl

 

Show dates:

 

Wed, March 6 (premiere show) - 7:00 PM; Thurs, March 7 - 7:00 PM;  Fri, March 8 - 7:00 PM;  Sat, March 9 -  3:00 PM, 7:00 PM; Sun, March 10 - 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM.

 

Cirque du Soleil

TORUK – The First Flight is Cirque du Soleil’s 37th production since 1984. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 180 million spectators in more than 421 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from over 50 different countries.

 

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit https://www.cirquedusoleil.com.

To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit https://www.onedrop.org.

 

 

Follow us at www.facebook.com/torukthefirstflight, Twitter @cirque | Instagram @cirquedusoleil | Snapchat @CirqueSnap | #TORUK #Avatar #CirqueduSoleil

 

Alter Art Show is the largest independent promoter and a leader in musical and live entertainment in Poland, providing a high-level, spectacular shows, concerts and festivals, gathering thousands of spectators. Alter Art is the exclusive promoter of such events as Cirque du Soleil shows and Disney On Ice shows. www.alterart.pl

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DATES
KRAKÓW TAURON Arena Kraków
MARCH 2019

06 MARCHWednesday

19:00

07 MARCHThursday

19:00

08 MARCHFriday

19:00

09 MARCHSaturday

15:00 19:00

10 MARCHSunday

13:00 17:00
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KRAKÓW TAURON Arena Kraków
TICKETS - INFORMATION

Ticket categories and pricing:

•             Platinum from PLN 320

•             Gold from PLN 260

•             Silver from PLN 199

•             Brown from PLN 150

Tickets for children aged 2 to 12 - 20% discount

 

TICKETS

Demand Based Pricing - prices change with the amount of sold tickets.

BUY EARLIER, PAY LESS.

Demand Based Pricing is a system whereby prices for different shows and levels are derived from the demand of each performance. Consumers receive the most benefit buying early and getting the lowest prices as well as the best seat availability. Conversely when booking late, more popular performances in greater demand may reflect a higher priced ticket. Prices are however limited to a fixed ceiling. Overall, Demand Based Pricing provides the consumer with greater choice on the price they wish to pay.

 

Tickets for children aged 2 to 12 - 20% discount

Children up to 2 years of age – admission free of chargé, children must be seated at their guardian’s lap the entire show. You need to show an ID to confirm the kid’s age if you are a guardian of a child aged 2-12 years old.

Excerpt from the Terms and Conditions: Children under the age of 2 years old ((for the event taking place on March 6th 2019 - born after March 6th 2017; when it comes to the remaining show dates the age of a minor is counted analogically), and analogically to the remaining dates of the shows) can enter the show for free.”

 

Group tickets

In order to make group reservations please contact: bilety@alterart.pl

 

The narrator of the show speaks in English; the Polish translation is displayed in the form of subtitles to ensure everyone enjoys the show!

FAQ

 

Due to the exceptional character of the show and for the safety of our artists, entrance to the audience is possible only in chosen moments after the show begins. We kindly ask you to find your seats as soon as possible, and in case of being late we ask you for your patience. The Service will let you in to the auditory in appropriate moment.

Is the show in Polish?
The narrator of the show speaks in English; the Polish translation is displayed in the form of subtitles to ensure everyone enjoys the show!

Can I bring my kids to the show?
TORUK – The First Flight is a stunning visual multimedia spectacle. While every child is different, most children are drawn to the impressive projections, rhythmic music, beautiful costumes and large scale puppets. Multiple families around the world have enjoyed this high-end production. Please remember to provide hearing protection for the small children.

Show duration/Intermission
The show lasts 120 minutes along with a 20-minute intermission in the middle of the show.

What time should we come to the show?
Spectators will be allowed to enter the arena one hour before the start of the show.  In order to avoid being late, we invite you to come earlier,  at least 15 minutes before the start of the show. ATTENTION: Due to safety reasons, entering the audience after the show has started may be impossible.

Are there cloakrooms in the venue?
Cloakrooms are available in the arena (cost: PLN 2-3*).
*prices in cloakrooms are not established by the Promoter but by the operator of the given venue, therefore the prices may differ.

What are the parking options at the venues?
TAURON Arena Krakow has over 1,300 parking places in a multi-level underground garage and on the outside. Entrance to the Arena is located at Lema Str. where Al. Pokoju meets  Al. Jana Pawła II - these are Cracov's communication routes between the city center and Nowa Huta.
The price of a parking place equals to PLN 30. It is worth to purchase a parking ticket earlier on arena's website in order  to use the car park during the event. On the day of the show, you will be able to pay with cash.
The price of a parking place for bus equals to PLN 100* - earlier transfer is possible, but on the show day only payments by cash will be accepted.
Access to the car park is free of charge for disabled people  (upper car park , at the level of entrances).
*prices of the carparks are not established by the Promoter but by the operator of the given venue, therefore the prices may differ.

Can I bring my own food and drink to the show?
Yes, in reasonable amounts, and remember to keep the place clean.
Only drinks in plastic bottles or cartons up to 500 ml are allowed at the venue.

Are there reduced tickets for children?
For children aged from 2 to 12, special tickets with 20% reduction are available. If purchasing a reduction ticket, a proof of age of the child is required in a form of a document, when it comes to the children in school age, please provide a document with a photo.
Admission is free for children under 2, however, they need to be seated in the lap of their caregiver.  The caregivers of children under 2 are requested to provide a proof of age of the child.
The children are not to be left unattended during the show. The tickets purchased for children must adjoin the seat of their caregiver.

Information for persons in wheelchairs
In TAURON Arena Krakow, seats for persons in wheelchairs are located in sectors B2 and B3 (entrance 2), B6 and B7 (entrance 4).
Please note, that both persons on a wheelchair and their guardians are obliged to have two independent tickets for the show. Tickets for persons on wheelchairs and their guardians are equal to those in Bronze category. Tickets for those places can be purchased only via e-mail address niepelnosprawni@ebilet.pl .
Tickets are being sold after sending the scan of the statement about disability, phone number and the preffered manner of  tickets delivery: home tickets (electronic for the independent printing), traditional tikcket (cost of a letter sent by post 8.50 PLN/courier PLN 19.90). The places are intended only for the disabled persons moving on wheelchairs and can be found in dedicated sections. A disabled person can be accompanied by her or his guardian. If a person  moving on his/her own (not on a wheelchair) will be trying to use such a ticket, the person will have to pay for the standard ticket.

Are cameras allowed in the arena?
Still and/or digital (or any other type) of photo cameras are not permitted at TORUK. Photographing is allowed only with mobile phones. Using flash light while making photos is strictly forbidden, as it may dazzle the artists, which is extremely dangerous. Cameras and other devices are to be left in a deposit (price: PLN 20).

Can we record the show?
Recording the show is strictly forbidden at TORUK, also with mobile phones.
Can I leave the venue, just for a while, after my ticket is scanned?
No – the ticket can be scanned only once, so any person leaving the building afterwards will not be allowed back in. You can of course leave the audience during the 20-minute intermission, which takes place after the first part of the show.

What is Alter Art?
Alter Art is the largest independent promoter and a leader in musical and live entertainment in Poland, providing a high-level, spectacular shows, concerts and festivals, gathering thousands of spectators. Alter Art is the exclusive Polish promoter of Cirque du Soleil arena shows in Poland.

Will there be TORUK merchandise available?
Yes, there will be TORUK products available at the gift shop of the show or from our online Boutique.

Are there group ticket?
Persons responsible for organization of the group trips please contact us via email address bilety@alterart.pl in order to improve the reception of tickets and the entry to the hall. We encourage you to arrive on-site at least 45 minutes before performances.

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