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Cirque du Soleil: Dralion at 02 Arena

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Fusing 3000 Years of Chinese Tradition


Think of it as The Lion King Musical meet China. Dralion is the latest production presented by the world famous Cirque du Soleil, who are on yet another global tour. They will arrive at London's O2 Arena on the 4th of June, and stay until the 8th June, before it is bon voyage to Manchester.

The show is a fusion of Chinese Eastern and Western culture; it draws on three thousand years of tradition in Chinese acrobatic arts, and combines it with the exhilarating style that only Cirque du Soleil can achieve.

This troupe of circus actors truly do bring you the greatest shows on Earth; they don't just perform stunts and tricks, but tell a story too. The name of the show is a fusion of the words dragon, which symbolises the East), and 'lion', which symbolises the west. In Dralion, they explore Chinese Eastern philosophy, which focusses on the never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature.

The characters in Dralion represent the elements, earth, water, fire, and air. They will also be joined by clowns, Little Buddha, and Kala, who represents the circle of life. Kala will perform gravity defying marvels inside his wheel of time, the dragons and lions will perform spirited dances. Other acts will feature childhood toys and games, such as hula hoops, diablo, juggling, skipping ropes, and trampolining.
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Why? Fun for families
When: 4th - 8th June
Phone: 0844 824 4824
Where: 02 Arena
Cost: 52.75-63
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