Billed as a fusion of ancient Chinese circus tradition and the avant-garde approach of Cirque du Soleil, the Dralion name is a combination of dragon (representing the East) and the lion (the West). According to marketing material, it derives much of its inspiration from Eastern philosophy with its perpetual quest for harmony between humankind and nature. Dralion
is performed by a company of more than 55 artists from ten countries. Amongst the dare-devil and highly skilled acts on offer are: hoop diving, teeterboard, double trapeze, aerial pas de deux, single handbalancing, bamboo poles, juggling, the aerial hop and ballet on lights as well as a variety of other clowns, acrobats and dancers. Dralion website
.Company Cirque Du Soleil. Director Guy Caron. Design Stephane Roy. Lighting Luc Lafortune. Costume Francois Barbeau. Choreographer Julie Lachance. Sound Guy Desrochers.