Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Lil' Somethin' Somethin' on Dralion: Week 3

Getting closer to show time...Only six weeks left!

Van Andel Arena is giving YOU the chance to know what you'll be seeing at Dralion before they come into town! As we introduced several weeks ago, we’re highlighting a different "Act" that you can see featured at Cirque Du Soleil's Dralion from Jan. 12-16 every Wednesday leading up to the show.

Act: Bamboo Poles
In Bamboo Poles, six men balance long decorative poles symbolizing fire. A traditional act of the Chinese acrobatic arts, the performers keep the poles "in flight" overhead while performing acrobatic feats on the ground.

Want to catch the show? Click here to purchase your tickets today! Also, keep posted throughout December and January for little-known Dralion facts and trivia!

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.