Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion show at CN Centre was magnifque.
The performances were outstanding, the special lighting and sound effects out of this world, the cast’s talent extraordinaire. No fireworks display could match the dazzling displays, the parade of colour, the excitement or thrill and anticipation of Dralion as New Years Eve audiences were treated Wednesday night to an electrifying premiere performance.
The crowd was spellbound with physics defying and daunting trampoline acts, skill of bamboo poles artists , amazing crossed wheel work with Jonathan Morin looking like a modern day Hercules, jaw-dropping juggling routine by Vladmir Pestov and high energy ensemble dancing.
The clown overture (Facundo Gimenez, Hayden Spencer and Borys Borysenko) gave us comic relief and the orchestra and vocalists were stellar. As the storyline unfolded featuring four elements and Little Buddha (Marina Vorobyeva) we got to see embodied on stage all the beauty of fire, air, earth and water.
How wonderful that Cirque de Soleil would bring us this spectacular show and what a way to ignite fire in our hearts for the New Year. Merci. Merci. And that is about all I can remember from my high school French but I will remember this performance of Dralion forever. Simply stated, it was a sensational stage show performed by a multi-talented group (performers even make their own costumes) that has delighted audiences all over the world. And although this one, Dralion, is coming to the end of its life cycle, there’s a new butterfly on the horizon about to emerge for Cirque du Soleil.
I can hardly wait for its unveiling.