Cirque du Soleil, Dralion
Running away to the Circus
Cirque du Soleil has long been known for redefining the entertainment landscape and is returning to Australia with their new show, Dralion, never before seen in Australia.
Inviting the audience into an unforgettable world, Dralion pays tribute to the four natural elements – air, water, fire and earth – and is inspired by mankind’s quest for harmony with nature.
Based on a clash between the east and the west, the name Dralion is derived from its two main symbols – a dragon representing the East and a lion representing the West.
Touring the world since April 1999, the show has attracted more than 7 million people. And the cast of 73 artists from 19 countries take acrobatic creativity to new heights. The aerial hoop, hand balancing and double trapeze are just a few of the acts that allow the viewers to enter a realm beyond the boundaries of reality.
With Dralion, “Colours and cultures combine in a world beyond human limitation.” Cirque du Soleil have toured Australia with four shows, performing to 3.5 million people and – after a two-year hiatus – Dralion is expected to be a huge success.
“The advance ticket sales for the Sydney season of Dralion have exceeded our expectations,” says Milan Rokic, Cirque du Soleil VP of marketing for Asia-Pacific.
On July 16 2008, the curtain will rise in Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter for the Australian premier of Dralion. Tickets for the national tour are on sale now and can be purchased at www.cirquedusoleil.com