If you’re into fantastical, if not slightly disturbing, performances, then you’re in luck. Cirque Du Soleil is coming to the Bryce Jordan Center to perform its signature production, “Dralion,” for six performances from Oct. 8-12.
For those unfamiliar, Cirque Du Soleil is a Quebec-based artistic performance company boasting over 1,300 performers from more than 50 countries. It’s kind of like an “alternative circus.” They replace the creepy clowns and hungry lions with extremely talented performers like contortionists and acrobats.
The Canadian company is also known for its larger-than-life sets and creative costume designs that often create a dream-like performance.
Cirque Du Soleil performing at the BJC in 2011
“Dralion,” a name derived from combining “dragon” and “lion,” is one of its signature shows. Its performances are described as a combination of ancient Chinese acrobatic arts with Cirque Du Soleil’s multidisciplinary style. The show will explore themes based on Eastern Philosophy, such as the balance between nature and humanity. The show will close its final curtain on Jan. 15, just a few months following its stop at the BJC, so catch it while you can.
Tickets for “Dralion” can be purchased on the Cirque Du Soleil website or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Show Schedule (Oct. 8-12, 2014):
• Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
• Friday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 11 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m.
Here’s a short video preview of the show: