Cirque Du Soleil : Dralion
FRIDAY 9TH MAY 2014
DRALION, THE GROUNDBREAKING SHOW FROM CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, CELEBRATES ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY,
WITH THE FIRST EVER UK ARENA TOUR OF THE UK
Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that its signature production of Dralion, will be touring UK arenas in 2014: visiting Glasgow SEE Hydro 8-11 May. This is the first time that Dralion, which celebrates its 15th Anniversary next year, will have toured arenas in the UK.
Dralion Artistic Director Mark Shaub said: “We are very excited to be bringing Dralion to Great Britain next spring. Many of our cast and crew have connections to Great Britain and are looking forward to presenting the show to audiences there. Dralion is a wonderful blend of amazing acrobatics, stunning choreography, live music with hilarious clowns. It’s a feast of colour and emotions that will surely appeal to British audiences”.
About the show
Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion (pronounced “Dra-lee-on”) draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. The show’s name is derived from its two emblematic creatures: the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West.
In Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human form. Thus embodied, each element is represented by its own evocative colour: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved.
About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.
Please note that Level 3 is accessible by stairs only and may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties. May not be suitable for those who experience vertigo.
Tickets will be available for collection/delivery 2 weeks prior to the event.