Andie is my tumbler and she loves to be in motion at all times. They way she contorts her body amazes me. Andie’s happy place is anywhere that she can be in motion. I try to keep her motivated and give her the opportunities to be active in unstructured ways that illicit her underlying need for movement yet still improve her physical literacy without focusing too much on one sport.
We recently stumbled upon some Cirque du Soleil videos about their upcoming and past shows. Andie asked for tickets to the show for her birthday this summer. This will be our first Cirque show and I cannot wait to see what her 10-year-old point of view is about the artistry and athleticism of the performers.
From Wednesday, June 29th until Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 you can discover, Cirque de Soleil’s TORUK – The First Flight at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. This show is inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar and is taking the world by storm.
A little about the show:
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.
When a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy the sacred Tree of Souls, Ralu and Entu, two Omaticaya 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.
Cirque du Soleil will perform TORUK – The First Flight on eight occasions over the course of five days at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre as follows:
Wednesday, June 29 – 7:30 p.m. (newly added performance)
Thursday, June 30 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 1 – 4 p.m. (French performance)
Friday, July 1 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 2 – 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 3 – 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
You can win a family four pack of tickets! Good luck everyone