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Dralion


Création

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Expérience

Animation
Hand Balancing
Bamboo Poles
Juggling
Trampoline
Dralions
Medusa
Aerial Hoop
Crossed Wheel
Pas De Deux
Hoop Diving
Ropes & Drums

Réserve
Diabolo
Contortion


Retiré
Contortion/Bowls
Solo Aerial Silk
Teeterboard
Solo Aerial Straps
Duo Trapeze
Ballet on Lights
Foot Juggling
Spirits
Chairs/Balancing
Duo Aerial Straps

Odyssey

Itinéraire
Visuals
Audio/Visual
Features

 


A fusion of ancient Chinese circus tradition
with the avant-garde approach of Cirque du Soleil...


Dralion (pronounced drah-lee-on) is billed as an unprecedented fusion of ancient Chinese acrobatic traditions and the avant-garde approach of Cirque du Soleil, a contemporary collage of the original and the eclectic – the primitive and the post-modern, and as a celebration of life, deriving much of its inspiration from Eastern philosophies with its principles of perpetual discovery and never-ending quest for harmony between man and nature.

The show's name is drawn from its two emblematic creatures — the dragon, representing the Orient (East), and the lion, representing the Occident (West) - and pays homage to the four elements that govern and maintain the natural order: air, water, fire, and earth (but also representing four of the major regions of the planet: Africa, India, South-East Asia, and Europe). Dralion propels these four pillars of the universe, which take on human form and rule worlds defined by their individual vivid and evocative color (air is blue, water is green, fire is red, and earth is ochre) into a futurisit dimension - a timeless and allegorical place, ruled my magical laws.

Suspended in time between the past and the future, here, the iridescent colors of the costumes are reflected in the metallic glints of a decor straight out of the cinéma fantastique. The musical score simultaneously borrows from traditional sources while entering an electro-symphonic realm of a world yet to come. Innovation soars to new heights as it defies the laws of nature.

Dralion is Cirque du Soleil at its purest, a dynamic performance that seems to transcend the boundaries of the imagination and lead us into a dreamscape with a new and sparkling perspective. In the land of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved.


 
Premiere: Apr.22.1999 (BigTop)
Oct.20.2010 (Arena)
Type: Touring
Finale: Jan.17.2010 (Bigtop)
Jan.18.2015 (Arena)
 

Creative Team


Guide
Guy Laliberté
Director
Guy Caron
Creation
Gilles Ste-Croix
Costume Designer
François Barbeau
Composer
Violaine Corradi
  Set Designer
Stéphane Roy
Lighting Designer
Luc Lafortune
Sound Designer
Guy Desrochers
Choreographer
Julie Lachance
Acrobatic Acts
Li Xining
 

Audio/Visual


 

Interviews


VIOLAINE CORRADI
Composer

"Working for Joy"
Keith Johnson, 2009

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