After making its debut in Doha last summer with Saltimbanco, legendary performers Cirque du Soleil have announced plans to hold six new shows at the Aspire Dome this fall.
This time, the Canadian-based company will perform Dralion from Thursday, Sept. 19 to Saturday, Sept. 21.
East meets West
The show, which first debuted in 1999 and combines elements of traditional Chinese circus with Western contemporary circus in an “East-meets-West” theme, is named after a combination of the words “dragon and “lion:”
In Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human form. Thus embodied, each element is represented by its own evocative colour: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday), June 6, and range from QR250 to QR2,000.
The performance is being supported by the Qatar Tourism Authority, along with SDI Marketing and Chevrolet. It is among a number of renowned international shows that Qatar is hosting this year, including Stomp! and Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic.