Weekend shows are selling fast, so due to popular demand, additional shows have been announced for Cirque Du Soleil TORUK – The First Flight across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking film AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil will make its Australian debut at Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre in October before heading to Sydney (Qudos Bank Arena), Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena) and then Adelaide (Entertainment Centre).

Four additional shows have been added for Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with two extra shows included for Adelaide. Residents in each state will also be able to take advantage of special mid week prices and great value family tickets

Tickets for the extra shows will be available to the general public at www.ticketek.com.au from 10am Wednesday, 12 July (local time).

“Avatar is really meant to be a celebration of human motion and human emotion and Cirque is able to capture that absolutely perfectly, because it’s all about human performance and physicality.  It makes you feel alive to watch these performers,” said James Cameron.

‘’TORUK – The First Flight is an integration of humanity and technology, a colorful spectacle for the entire family. We are delighted to see this epic journey take flight in Australia, a country so rich in culture and scenery as can be found on Pandora,’’ said director and writer Michel Lemieux.

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.

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 co-existence with nature and their belief in the basic interconnectedness of all living things.

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.

Brisbane Entertainment Centre: 5th – 8th & 11th – 15th October

Sydney Qudos Bank Arena: 19th – 22nd & 25th – 29th October

Melbourne Rod Laver Arena: 2nd – 5th & 8th – 12th November

Adelaide Entertainment Centre: 16th – 19th November