Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Dralion’ in town for the first time through Sept. 2 at Boardwalk Hall.
Medusa — Artists execute graceful movements that emphasize their extreme flexibility and balance, creating extraordinary and harmonious figures.
Single Hand-balancing — This act requires great strength and flexibility. Displaying impressive control, the artist balances on canes of various heights, slowly executing a series of astounding figures while maintaining a delicate equilibrium.
Skipping Ropes — Skipping rope takes on a new dimension with a heightened level of acrobatic prowess. As the artists keep time with long skipping ropes, they perform flips, make pyramids and form a human column.
Trampoline — Aerialists bounce off trampolines using a futuristic backdrop both as a diving board and landing pad. They cascade perilously through the air, performing spectacular stunts at a dizzying pace.
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Cirque Du Soleil's’s Dralion
Where: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City
When: Through Sun., Sept. 2. Thurs. and Fri. 7:30pm; Sat. 3:30 & 7:30pm; Sun. 1 & 5pm
How Much: $35 to $80; children 12 & under $28 to $65; military, seniors and students $31.50 to $67.50
'Dralion' is a very curious show. It uses the symbolism of the four elements (earth, fire, wind, and water) to tell a story of balance and harmony. Each act of the show represents one of these elements as they blend one into the other, creating a dazzling display that leaves the viewers in awe.
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It has been several years since Boardwalk Hall hosted a production by Cirque du Soleil. The critically acclaimed Cirque du Soleil production Alegría will arrive at Boardwalk Hall from April 6-10 for eight performances. Advance discounted tickets for Alegría are available now online exclusively to Cirque Club members through Dec. 5. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits include access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to the Cirque Web site. Tickets for the general public will be available starting Dec. 6 at the Cirque Web site, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling Ticketmaster, 1-800-736-1420. Alegría has entertained more than 10 million people worldwide since its world premiere in Montreal in 1994. In May 2009. Tickets range for adults $35 to $110; children (12 & under) from $28 to $90; military, seniors and students from $30.10 to $100. Through Dec. 5 only, special discounts on tickets are available online to Cirque Club members. The show will be presented on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30pm; Thursday, April 7 at 7:30pm; Friday, April 8 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm; Saturday, April 9 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, April 10 at 1pm and 5pm....
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