Cirque du Soleil - Dralion! - Where East Meets West

Wednesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 26

Cirque du Soleil and 1st Mariner Arena proudly present Dralion

Fusing the 3000 year old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts, with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion (pronounced “Dra-lee-on) draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. The show’s name is derived from its two emblematic creatures: the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West. - Press Release

Cirque du Soleil has arrived in Baltimore, for seven performances only, from August 22-26, at 1st Mariner Arena! There are numerous acts that will ignite the senses and awaits your viewing pleasure such as: Aerial pas de Deux, Dralions, Juggling, Trampoline, Aerial Hoop, Diabolo, Hoop Diving, Skipping Rope, and Bamboo Poles. Stunning characters in lavish costumes, which will weave the story in and out of the show symbolizing the four elements; Yao (Fire), Azala (Air), Gaya (Earth), and Oceane (Water). The show features Eastern and Western music, which is performed live at each show!

From the moment the show opened, every detail was flawless and performed with an artist’s mastery of skill. The use of Eastern and Western influences was evident throughout the show; through the music, costuming, and dance. Each character and act was unique and artfully told a tale within the main story of Dralion. There were moments of comedy, surprise, and feats strength and agility. Words cannot express the sights, sounds, and emotion that you will experience throughout the entire show!

I couldn’t help but wonder how on earth the performers train and learn the skills required to spin, tumble, juggle, and balance in each act. Grace, agility, and amazing speed are in each and every moment of Dralion! The performers were brilliant, and often defied the laws of gravity and nature!

At the curtain call, I was left speechless, and could only shout Bravo, as the performers and entire cast took their final bows at the opening night of Dralion, in Baltimore! Dralion will not disappoint as it bears the unmistakable signature of Cirque du Soleil!

Want to see Dralion?
  Where: 1st Mariner Arena  

  When: Wednesday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m.
            Thursday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m.
            Friday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m.
            Saturday, August 25 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
            Sunday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

  Who: Everyone

  How: Purchase tickets at the Arena Box Office, call 410-547-SEAT, or

  Cost: Adults – $35 to $80
              Children (12 & under) - $28 to $65
              Military, Seniors & Students - $31.50 to $67.50

For more info: Please visit

*I was not compensated for this review, but was given two tickets to the premier of Cirque du Soleil- Dralion; in Baltimore thanks to Weinberg, Harris & Associates and Macaroni Kid NW Baltimore.

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  1. wow must have been a amazing night! Great review, Thanks for the information


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