Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Lil' Somethin' Somethin' on Dralion: Week 6

Less than a month away! SOOOOOO Excited!

Throughout last month and continuing onward, Van Andel Arena is giving YOU the chance to know what you'll be seeing at Dralion! 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. You've seen some good ones, but get a load of this...

Defying the laws of gravity, fearless aerialists bounce off trampolines using the futuristic back drop both as a diving board and landing pad. They cascade perilously through the air performing spectacular stunts at a dizzying pace.

Want to catch the show? Click here to purchase your tickets today! Don't forget ... Facebook Fans save up to 30% per ticket to "DRALION!" Check out the "EVENTS" tab on the Facebook Fan page for all of the details. Also, keep posted throughout 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.