Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion – Best Show I Have Ever Seen

picture of Cirque du Soleil's Dralion in Cleveland, Ohio

My husband and I had the most fantastic time at opening night of Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion. It was the best show we have ever seen. We are still excited and can’t stop talking about how wonderful the show was. If you are going to go to any show this year in Cleveland, this is the show to attend. I’m not exaggerating a bit.

We were at the edge of our seats for the entire performance, not wanting to miss a thing and not wanting this over 2 hour performance to end. Cirque du Soleil transported us to a mythical time and place, it didn’t feel like we were in Cleveland, Ohio anymore.

I don’t know where to begin, the show was that amazing. I couldn’t stop smiling, I was in complete awe the entire time. There was so much to see on stage and we didn’t want to miss a thing, but it was impossible to see every single amazing thing going on at the same time.

Favorite Cirque du Soleil Dralion Acts

It is hard to narrow it down to just a few but here are our favorites:

  • Trampoline – There were 2 large trampolines on either side of the stage. Aerialists would jump down from the towering wall and bounce back up to various spots on the side and top of the wall and across the stage to the other trampoline. You have to see it to believe it!
  • Dralions – This was another favorite for both my husband and I. Kids would love this too. The Chinese dragons put on a light-hearted dance with multiple stunts. They look so real and friendly, I wanted to run and jump with them. The costumes were perfect, right down to the face painting on both people that were in the costumes. You are left for a moment to be disappointed with the view of a “regular person playing a dragon”. I was very impressed that even the person playing the back of the Chinese dragon had their face painted.
  • Hoop Diving – This face-paced act was full of amazing feats of athleticism set to the beat of African influenced music.
  • Aerial Pas de Deux – This aerial dance of would-be lovers was one of my favorites. The use of the long band of cloth allowed the couple to dance in the air.
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Photo : Daniel Desmarais Costume : François Barbeau ©2010 Cirque du Soleil
Photos : Al Seib Costumes : François Barbeau ©2000 Cirque du Soleil
Photo : Daniel Demarais Costume : François Barbeau © 2011 Cirque du Soleil

Check out all the Cirque du Soleil acts here.

The performances were captivating, like nothing I’ve ever seen. They make other acrobat shows and acts look like amateurs. The entire performance was flawless.

Many times when I go to a circus or other event, I cringe and fear for the safety of the performers. It literally stresses me out for fear that the performers will get hurt. The acts Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion were breath-taking but not one time did I have that cringe. It was if these performers WERE the characters they were playing, like they had mythical abilities to soar through the air, leap high into the sky, balance in un-human ways, and climb towering walls. Every move was so choreographed and perfected to the point that it looked natural and effortless.

Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion Review

Without any hesitation, I recommend attending Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion. The entire experience is top notch. The performance was breathtaking! The costumes are absolutely stunning – I could talk about how amazing they were for hours. With influences from China, India, and Africa, they were gorgeous! Even the makeup was beyond impressive for any show I’ve ever attended. See below how elaborate the costumes are with the key performers of Air, Water, Fire, and Earth.

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Photo : Daniel Desmarais Costume : François Barbeau ©2010 Cirque du Soleil
Photo : Mark Delong Costume : François Barbeau © Cirque du Soleil 2011
Photo : Daniel Desmarais Costume : François Barbeau © Cirque du Soleil 2011

Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion is the best show in town, simply fabulous.  It is a great show for every age group for a special date night, Easter Break outing with your kids, family gathering for extended relatives in for the holiday, girls night out, or even as an Easter Sunday outing. When we left the show, all we heard were people proclaiming how amazing the show was. The whole place was a buzz of praises. Surprise your loved ones, the show is only in town now through Easter Sunday!

Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion Video Trailer

Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion in Cleveland Dates

Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion will be held at the Wolstein Centerin Cleveland, Ohio.
April 5, 2012 at 7:30pm
April 6, 2012 at 7:30pm
April 7, 2012 at 3:30pm
April 7, 2012 at 7:30pm
April 8, 2012 at 1:00pm
April 8, 2012 at 5:00pm

Buy Tickets for Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion

You can buy your tickets on the Wolstein Center website, by phone 877-468-4946, or at the Box Office. (Monday-Friday 10:00AM – 6:00PM)

Ticket Prices: $153.00, $103.00, $83.00, $63.00 and $43.00 Discounts available for Kids ages 2-12, Seniors 65+, military, and non peak shows. Family 4 packs available.

Wolstein Center
2000 Prospect Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115

2000 Prospect Ave Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 44115

This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Thundertech who provided the tickets for review and giveaway.

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