Friday, July 1, 2011

Cirque du Soleil Dralion at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton

Cirque du Soleil Dralion at the South Okanagan Events Centre
Fantastic! Incredible! Unbelievable!  Just a few words to describe the production of the Cirque du Soleil ‘Dralion’ held at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton June 29 to July 3.
We sat open mouthed as a continuous succession of marvelous acts appeared on stage right in front of us.  Aerialists flying through the air, ‘with the greatest of ease’, a woman balancing on one hand, while she contorted her body like a pretzel, a marvelous performance of diving and rolling through various sized hoops, amazing acrobatics performed within Chinese skipping ropes, which I couldn’t even master as a kid, by just plain skipping.  This one ending with an incredible human pyramid of acrobats skipping in unison.  A beautiful woman floating down from the ceiling on colourful scarves which became the medium for her exhilarating  routine. Not to mention other awe-inspiring acts within the hoops that also floated from above.  Lorant Markocsany  thrilled the crowd as he flew across the stage suspended only by a wrist strap.
One of my favourite acts featured colorful dragon costumes that came alive as the people inside danced, pranced and played while a few brave souls balanced on their backs and performed other daring antics.  
The surreal wall to the right featured trampoline artists who literally walked up the wall to the top ledge after various summersaults and bouncing manoevures. The high energy level of the performers was boundless, sets were out of this world and the costumes were brilliant.    
Three clowns speaking a gibberish cross of Italian and French, provided comic relief during set and costume changes.
I think it is obvious that we enjoyed this show, and would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves live entertainment at its best.
Tickets can still be purchased, at the Penticton Wine Country Visitor Centre, by telephone at 1-877-763-2849, or online.   

1 comment:

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