‘Cirque’ Offers Magnificent Show

Cirque du Soleil’s “Dralion” will be at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center from Sept. 28 – Oct. 2.

            Cirque du Soleil originated in Europe with a fusion between Western and Eastern culture. Over time, the show has become a global phenomenon.

            Jenny Bello, 21, Florida State student, remembers her time at a Cirque du Soleil performance.

“It was spectacular,” said Bello. “Nothing like any other circus.”

            Dralion promises to bring the best in entertainment to the Big Bend area showcasing Chinese acrobatic arts more than 3,000 years old. The name “Dralion” is representative of two creatures important to the Eastern and Western world, the dragon and lion, respectively.

            The overall theme of the Dralion performance is human harmony with nature. The performers will be wearing different colors to represent the different elements of nature: Blue for air, green for water, red for fire and ochre for earth. Tickets are on sale now.

            Show times are Sept. 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Adult tickets range from $35 – $75, and children tickets range from $28 to $61. Military and student tickets are discounted to range from $31.50 to $63.