By Ben York
Posted: Oct. 31, 2012
Touring throughout the country, Cirque du Soleil's Dralion (at US Airways Center November 28 - December 2) has been wowing audiences everywhere.
Dralion characterizes itself as " harmonious blend of Eastern and Western acrobatic prowess." In fact, the show's name (Dralion) is derived from its two emblematic creatures: the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West.
In short, the show focuses on fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil. In Dralion, the show draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature.
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 color: 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.
Not surprisingly, the show's creators spent ample time designing intricate, spectacular costumes.
Furthermore, to accompany the brilliant costumes, the show's set design is certainly one of a kind.