Skill and coordination are gracefully highlighted in this number in which a young
girl balances and twirls Chinese umbrellas on the soles of her feet.
The Umbrella, or foot jugling act, is one of the oldest traditions
of the Chinese circus. Cirque du Soleil first featured a variety of
this act in its 1990 production Nouvelle Experience, which went on
to become one of the most celebrated acts from that show. For Dralion,
the Umbrella act is considered an act-in-rotation, which means it will
only be seen if and only if another main performance can not go on
as planned. The Umbrella Act continues to rotate in and out of
Dralion to this day, depending on which cast is currently traveling
with the show.