Cirque du Soleil Media presents Toruk Takes Flight, a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a multimedia experience inspired by James Cameron's Avatar and imagined by Cirque du Soleil, only on Bell Fibe TV1

Dec 14, 2015

New documentary offers unprecedented look at the creation of new Cirque show inspired by James Cameron's Avatar

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 14, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell and Cirque du Soleil Media announced a unique documentary about the creation of the new Cirque show, TORUK: The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron's Avatar, which has its world premiere at Montréal's Bell Centre on December 21 and will be presented in Toronto as of January 7, 2016. The documentary, Toruk Takes Flight, is available now only on Bell Fibe TV community channel TV1.

"We are proud to team up with Cirque du Soleil to bring Fibe TV1 viewers behind the scenes to witness the creation of this eagerly awaited new Cirque experience," said Nicolas Poitras, Vice President, Bell Residential Services. "Original community content like this exclusive documentary is another of the unique benefits of Bell Fibe TV."

In Toruk Takes Flight, viewers will meet Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, the writers and directors of TORUK: The First Flight; Jean-François Bouchard. the show's creative guide; Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté; and the director of Avatar, James Cameron.

Viewers will also go behind the scenes with several of the production's main designers and performers and witness their struggles and uncertainties as the pressure builds towards the launch of this unprecedented multimedia experience.

Toruk Takes Flight is directed by-award winning Montreal film maker Adrian Wills, who received a Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video for All Together Now, a documentary on the creation of another Cirque du Soleil show, The Beatles – LOVE.  

TV1 can be found on channel 1 of the Fibe TV programming guide or on the Fibe TV app. Toruk Takes Flight will be available in the TV1 on-demand community folders, currently including Montréal, Toronto, Québec City and Ottawa. With shows such as Sound & Vision, Toronto Song Project and Made in Montréal, TV1 provides Fibe TV subcribers a variety of informative and inspiring community content about food, entertainment, sports, people and places in their city from a range of independent producers.

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