Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Lil' Somethin' Somethin' on DRALION Every Week!

You've heard the name before...but what is Cirque Du Soleil-Dralion? Want to know more?

Well, we're giving YOU the chance to know what you'll be seeing at Dralion before they come into town! Starting next week, we will begin posting a little info every Wednesday leading up to the show on a different "Act" that you can see featured at Cirque Du Soleil's Dralion from Jan. 12-16 right here in Grand Rapids. Also, keep posted throughout December and January for little-known Dralion facts and trivia!

Want to catch the show? Click here to purchase your tickets today! For now, here's a brief overview of Dralion with our introductory Act. Enjoy!

Dralion is a signature Cirque du Soleil ® production acclaimed by more than seven million people worldwide since it premiered in 1999 in Montreal, Canada. After many years performing under the big top, Dralion will now be presented in arenas throughout the United States and Canada, with the same quality performance.

Fusing the 3,000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. The show’s name is derived from its two emblematic creatures: the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West.

Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human form. Thus embodied, each element is represented by its own evocative colour: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved. Bearing the unmistakable signature of Cirque du Soleil and featuring 50 international acrobats, gymnasts, musicians and singers, Dralion soars to new heights as it defies the laws of nature.

The artists execute graceful and lithe movements which emphasize their extreme flexibility and balance. Together, they create extraordinary and harmonious figures.