Cirque du ooh-la-la
It’s not your average circus experience.
by Stephie Gregory
December 19th, 2012
The word “Dralion” is a blending of two symbolic creatures: the dragon, representing the East, and the lion, representing the West.
The story of Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion, now in the metro through Sunday, depicts a powerful message of unity, as Eastern and Western cultures discover their similarities and unite through the four elements that support human life: earth, fire, air and water. Each element is represented by a color, and each performer proudly displays his or her color, along with unbelievable acrobatic talents.
The inspired show aims to portray balance between nature and humanity.
Cirque du Soleil began 32 years ago in Canada, combining street entertainment with theatrical performance.
After its debut performance in 1980, the troupe has presented astonishing shows worldwide ever since.