A children's game familiar to everyone, the skipping rope takes on a new dimension
in Dralion. This creation of Li Xi Ning is brought to a new level of acrobatic prowess. As
long skipping ropes beat time, the artists between them perform flips, make pyramids and even
form a three-person-high column.
"Kamandé" hits the ground for this playful and final
act. A creation by Li Xi Ning, this performance takes
the childrens game of jump roping to a "new level of
acrobatic prowess". Yellow and red fitted acrobats fill
the stage holding a long, red, rope. As it beats to the
music, the acrobats flip, fly and defy the forces of
physics as they make pyramids and form three-person-high
columns! However, the one that always gets me is the strong
young man that actually jumps the rope on his hands! This
is just a wonderful, wonderful act to close with - it gets
the energy flowing!
A triumphant beat of the drum calls a close to the
fanciful universe of Dralion. Performers spin about
on stage while a solo performance of the Chinese drum
fills the air. Thunderous applause errupts from those
who are there to witness the specticle... and the natural
order of time is returned. Dralion has ended.