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Photos from Cirque du Soleil's 'Avatar' inspired 'Toruk' coming in June

Next month, Cirque du Soleil's Toruk - The First Flight , comes to Atlanta.

Inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, Toruk imagines a world thousands of years before the events depicted in the film.


In the Na’vi language, Toruk refers to the leonopteryx-- the red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky which is ridden for the first time by a Na'vi.

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Avatar fans will find themselves immersed in the world of the blue-skinned Pandorans in the show, which is Cirque du Soleil's 37th production.

The show will run from June 15 - 19 at the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth . Tickets range from $34.50 - $125.

The show schedule follows:

  • Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday, June 16  at 7:30pm
  • Friday, June 17 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, June 18 at 4pm and 7:30pm
  • Sunday, June 19 at 1:30pm and 5pm

Here are a few scenes from the show:

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