Cirque du Soleil's Dralion Promises to Dazzle Crowds with Chinese Acrobatic Arts

Spectacular unites the 3,000-year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatics arts with the multidisciplinary approach of the “Circus of the Sun.”
BY KEVAN GOFF-PARKER Modified: December 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm •  Published: December 14, 2012

“When I was small, my mom took me to gymnastics and I chose to trampoline,” Tokuma said. “It was fun because you could go higher with the springs. When I was competing at the Japanese Nationals, someone came to see me from Cirque du Soleil and told me to send in a (demo) video, and I later trained with Cirque du Soleil in Montreal, Canada.”

Dralion's story is easy to understand and a good show for the entire family, she said.

Cirque du Soleil publicist Julie Desmarais describes the production as a colorful and high-level fusion of energy, outstanding acrobatics and world-class performers.

“We have tested our audiences from with a 3-year-old to an 89-year-old and they all had a very good time,” Desmarais said.

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If you go

Cirque du Soleil — Dralion

Cirque du Soleil — Dralion is at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno, for seven shows:

• 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

• 7:30 p.m. Thursday

• 7:30 p.m. Dec 21

• 3:30 p.m. Dec. 22

• 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22

• 1 p.m. Dec 23

• 5 p.m. Dec 23

For more information: Go to

www.chesapeakearena.com.

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