We all are part of the cirque of life
John Weeks, Staff Writer
Once I dreamed of attending every Cirque du Soleil production that there is, but I've given up hope.
I'll never have that much time. I'll never have that much money.
There are so many Cirque du Soleil shows already under way, and more are arriving all the time.
I'll never catch up, unless I manage to live forever. With a good income.
Fortunately, there's one Cirque du Soleil show now playing close to home, and at reasonable prices. The family-friendly "Dralion" opens at 7:30 tonight and continues with six additional performances through Oct. 28 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Tickets start at $28 (more information: 888-929-7849, cirquedusoleil.com, cirqueclub.com).
"Dralion" uses music, dance and acrobatics to tell a story of the interconnectedness of man and nature, fusing the folklore traditions of the East, symbolized by the Dragon, and the West, symbolized by the Lion.
"Dralion" is one of 20 Cirque du Soleil productions currently being staged in cities around the nation and world.
There's "La Nouba," which tells the story of a clash between "circus" people and "city" people. And "Kooza," which tells of a melancholy loner who encounters a series of fantasy characters.
There's "Iris," "Totem" and "Mystere." There's "Ka," "Alegria," "Quidam" and "Corteo." There's "Q," "Zumanity," "Ovo" and "Varekai."