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|Circus Back In Town
- Cirque Du Soleil plan return
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL return to the Royal Albert Hall January 9 2004. The award-winning Canadian circus company are currently touring their latest show, Dralion, which will receive its European premiere at the Royal Albert Hall.
Dralion takes inspiration from ancient Chinese circus tradition. The piece looks at the relationship between humankind and nature, and the dragon and the lion from which the show takes its name represent the East and West respectively. As ever, choreography and circus craft combine to make this show more spectacle than story.
Cirque du Soleil was founded in 1984 in Quebec by a troupe of street performers. The company has since soared to the dizzying heights of its performers. Cirque du Soleil currently employs over 2000 people and has so far sold more than 30 million tickets for shows worldwide.