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Cirque du Soleil Toruk Amazes

By MAYA SANCHEZ

The Cirque du Soleil is known for it’s amazing acrobatics and creative experiences, and Toruk is no different. Based off of James Cameron’s Avatar — yes, the one with the blue creatures that live on the world of Pandora–, Toruk is an adventure that sends you into a world of wonders. It instantly captivates with the stunning settings and characters.

Toruk follows the story of two brothers who are trying to save their world and by doing so they must travel around to all five tribes of their world and collect their sacred item. Along the way they are joined by the daughter of one of the tribe leaders and they undergo heartbreak and terror as they have to face horrors to save their world from destruction.

The world of Toruk that is displayed is one full of color and vibrance. There are even light shown up on the ceiling to mimic a starry night sky. The attention to detail is astounding, from the side characters that are perfectly in sync as they perform acrobatic tricks fifty feet in the air, from the main character’s facial expressions as he summons all of his courage and saves the world.

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Photo Credit to Cirque du Soleil
But the thing that brings the entire show together is the acting. Being on the planet of Pandora, the characters do not speak English and because of this, the crowd does not know what they are saying. But through the music, lighting, and actions, words are not needed. Actions speaking louder than words applies greatly here. Even though there is a language barrier, the story manages to be a complete performance. 

Toruk will be in San Diego from Nov. 23 to Nov. 27. You can purchase tickets through the official Cirque du Soleil website. 

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