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Friday 28 April 2017

Cirque Du Soleil's most daring creation Dralion hits Irish shores

Laura Butler

Laura Butler

SCALING walls two storeys high and flying 50ft over the audience, that’s what is expected in the latest Cirque Du Soleil show to touch down on Irish shores.

The acrobatic extravaganza Dralion has arrived in Dublin for seven performances over the course of the weekend and Independent.ie got a sneak preview of what’s in store for ticket holders.

The show is based on the fusion of the four elements using ancient Chinese techniques.

Dralion is one of the most daring Cirque Du Soleil creations and its daring trampoline tricks are carried out  by professionals of Olympic standard.

“Even at their level, it takes six four to six months to train them and perfect all the moves,” artistic director Mark Shaub said.

The talented performers, who come from 21 countries around the world, took to the stage for the Irish opening at the O2 last night.

While the gang are in town they will also put on their 1000th arena tour show and Mark told Independent.ie they’ll be marking it with a glass of champagne and a pint of Guinness.

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