Editors note: Last week my family and I had the wonderful opportunity to go and see Cirque du Soleil TORUK. After the show, Bean was talking non-stop about how much she loved the show. Bean loves to write, and I thought that writing a “review” of Cirque du Soleil would be a fun way for her to start to write for Hello Creative Family. I’ve always thought it would be wonderful to have some Creative Kid writers for Hello Creative Family, and who better to start with than my own, wonderful kiddo!
I was so happy to be able to share such a wonderful, creative show with my kids. Check out my first post about What Cirque du Soleil Means To My Family here.
Read on for Bean’s recap of her trip to see Cirque du Soleil. I know that she would love to hear from readers, so if you have time, leave a comment!
My trip to Cirque du Soleil TORUK
A few weeks ago my mom surprised me by telling me we were going to go see Cirque du Soleil TORUK. It’s a show inspired by the movie Avatar from James Cameron. I haven’t seen the movie, but I was super surprised when she told me that I’d be going to a Cirque du Soleil show. I hadn’t been to a Cirque du Soleil Show since I was 3 and we went to see the Michael Jackson Experience show. I couldn’t really remember seeing that show, but my mom and dad had told me about it, so I was super excited to see a new Cirque du Soleil show.
On the night of the show we arrived at Pacific Coliseum and we got food for dinner. Then we tried to find our seat, but something funny happened, the usher took us to the wrong seats by accident. We sat down to eat dinner and then some other people came and said “you have our spots!” We said “Sorry I guess the usher told us to go to the wrong place.” So we got our food together, packed up and moved to our right seats! After we ate dinner we downloaded the TORUK app onto my mom and dad’s phones and we played with it a little bit.
The app let us interact with firefly lights on the stage. It was funny because you could see the fireflies that you were controlling on the stage and it was funny. I loved it!
The show started and the characters were wearing no pants! You could see their butts! They had tails and my mom said she wished she had a tail too.
The story was about a big beast named TORUK and if you saw his shadow that would be the last thing you would see before you died. Some Navi kids went on a quest to tame TORUK and to gather talisman from other Navi tribes. The Navi have braids that whatever living thing they touch they become friends with.
There show had other beasts in it too. Some of the beasts were puppets, but TORUK was more like a kite. TORUK was huge!
The stage was blue and huge. It had rocks on it and the stage could change colors using lights based on where they were and what clan they were visiting. There were very very VERY beautiful colors.
There were some acrobatics and a narrator. The narrator was telling us what the Navi were saying because they were talking in a different language. It really helped me understand the story, but I still had to ask my mom what was happening in some parts because I didn’t get it.
After the show we got a Navi critter hoodie that has a tail and ears and cool patterns on the chest and back. I’ve been wearing it every day since. I like being a Navi.
I really like Cirque du Soleil. It’s fun. I can’t wait to go to my next show.
PS It was SUPER fun!
Written by Bean- Age 8. Typed by Mom.
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