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1255 Hampstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
Ended 9 Sep 2012 after 4 days
Cirque's unpretentious "Dralion" offers one visual gravity-defying stunner after another.
East meets West in Cirque Du Soleil's bright and colorful Dralion. The show's name is taken from a mythical creature that is a fusion of these two cultures, part dragon and part lion. This blend runs throughout the show, with bagpipes, tango, hip-hop and the creatures of the show's title mixing together in a spectacular that is uniquely Circue Du Soleil.
Dralion is one of Cirque's most beautiful shows. All of the colour costumes are color coded in relation to the elements, so all the performers are swathed in watery greens and fiery oranges. Of the acts on display, the most iconic are the Dralions themselves, stunningly costumed Chinese dragons, who take to the stage with a troupe of acrobats in a wondrous and thrilling dance and gymnastic sequence.
The other acts include the hoop divers, a band of ten artists who spiral and leap through stacks of rotating wooden hoops, and the aerialists, who seem to defy gravity on their massive trampolines. Of course no circus is complete without clowns, and Dralion's trio of comedians are experts in the art of slapstick, and always delight in plucking people from the audience to join their buffooning.
Dralion has been touring the world since 1999, and is the Candian troupe's 12 production. Catch it when it plays Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY, Ended 9 Sep 2012.
Opening night: 5 September 2012
Closing night: 9 September 2012
Suitable for the whole family, however some loud noises and moments of darkness may scare some children. Children under two are admitted free, but they must remain on the lap of a parent at all times.
2 hours 30 minutes, with one intermission
5 reviews, average rating: (2.0 Stars)
I attended the performance in Stockton... I was totally entertained and was... more
Cirque du Soleil productions are famous for nonstop action, but every time ... more
I've been to 2 other Cirque du Soleil shows. Dralion did not measure up. L... more
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