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Step Inside the Magical World of Toruk: The First Flight

Go behind the scenes and discover Pandora.
Step Inside the Magical World of Toruk: The First Flight
IMAGE Carl Alvior
Go behind the scenes and discover Pandora.

It takes months of preparation and research to orchestrate a show as grand as Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk: The First Flight. Held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, it’s a lively show of astounding acrobats and vivid visuals that take inspiration from the Academy Award-winning director James Cameron’s film Avatar.

IMAGE Carl Alvior

IMAGE Carl Alvior

There are several crucial factors that make it the majestic production that it is. MAC and Ben Nye, Cirque’s official makeup sponsors, are responsible for creating the five special blues in the show to match the makeup with the costume. "Every day, we have the same makeup for every show. We have about five different shades of blue, actually," says Domenic Taylor, one of the performance artists.

IMAGE Carl Alvior

IMAGE Carl Alvior

Guilia Piolanti, who plays Tsyal, also reveals that the cast themselves do their own makeup. “I’m pretty slow [so it takes me] one hour and a half [to do my] makeup and around half an hour to put on the costume,” says Guilia.

IMAGE Carl Alvior

IMAGE Carl Alvior

Below, take a step into the world of Pandora! Watch the video and discover the magic behind the makeup in Toruk: The First Flight.

Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk: The First Flight premiered last June 23 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City and will run for two weeks until July 2, 2017. For ticket inquiries, visit SM tickets. You can also download TORUK - The First Flight app on the App store or the Play store to get exclusive backstage deets!

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