This past Thursday I had the pleasure of seeing this beautiful show with Daniel A., my cousin Sadie, and her boyfriend Jonathon. I have seen one other Cirque Du Soleil show before, Alegria, which had me mystified and in awe from opening to close. There is something about these shows that touch a part of you, and make you feel as though your dreams are possible. Its all just so beautiful.
Dralion is the fusion of ancient Chinese circus tradition and the avant-garde approach of Cirque du Soleil. The show’s name is drawn from its two main symbols: the dragon, representing the East, and the lion, representing the West. Dralion derives much of its inspiration from Eastern philosophy with its perpetual quest for harmony between humankind and nature.
Dralion was brighter, louder, and very vibrant and warming, compared to Alegria’s wispy fantasy filled, dream-like feel. Both were incredible and worth seeing. If you have the opportunity to see one of these shows, please, do yourself the favor and buy a ticket. You won’t regret it.
I was unable to take pictures on my own as they don’t allow cameras in the show and my phone took horrible shots, but here is what i could find online.
This is the little nymph that hung around throughout the show just hanging out in random portions of the scenes. A different version on this character seems to be a common element in all of the Cirque Du Soleil shows.
Also, my favorite, is the Silks dancers. I love them so much and I can really appreciate the hard work that goes into these acts. I took a silks class once before and it is not an easy thing to do. it takes strength and control and tons and tons of training! I also love the Lyra act (I couldn’t find a photo of it) which is the big hoop suspended from the air that a woman does acrobatics on. Seeing these acts really lights the flame in my heart.
They had an amazing act of men and women defying gravity by walking up walls and doing impossible looking flips!
There were 4 main elements to the show, represented in characters above. Each part brought its own unique qualities to the acts.
They also had these 3 clowns that helped transition the show along. they were very comical and a joy to watch. they had me laughing the entire time they were on stage.
The show was wrapped up with these interesting little lion guys, dancing around the stage and preforming balancing acts. There were 2 men to each costume and it was neat to see them work together to create an illusion of a lion doing all these incredible tricks.
I really enjoyed the show and I will be catching the next show that decides to swing through town one day. It makes me feel like a child in a fantasy world watching them all preform!!
Have a beautiful, dream inspired evening my friends!