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Cirque Du Soleil Returns to South Africa with Dralion

South Africa, November 19, 2012 – Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce its return to South Africa with Dralion performing from   March 5, 2013 at Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town and March 21, 2013 at Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg. Since its debut in 1999, Dralion has wowed over 2.5 million people worldwide. Presented by 567 CapeTalk, 94.7 Highveld Stereo and M-Net.

Exclusive tickets offer for Dralion are available now online to Cirque Club members. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com.

Tickets for the general public will be available nationwide starting Tuesday, November 20 at www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket.

About the show
Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion (pronounced “Dra-lee-on”) draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. The show‘s name is derived from its two emblematic creatures: the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West.

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.

Show Schedule
Cape Town
•      Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 8pm
•      Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 8pm
•      Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 8pm
•      Friday, March 8, 2013 at 8pm
•      Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 4pm and 8pm
•      Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 1pm and 5pm

Johannesburg
•      Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 8pm
•      Friday, March 22, 2013 at 8pm
•      Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 4pm and 8pm
•      Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 1pm and 5pm

Cape Town: R330 – R495. Plus off peak shows on 5th March/6th March, 7th March and 10th March (5pm only) priced R275 – R440

Johannesburg: R365 – R515. Plus an off peak show on 24th March at 5pm priced R340 – R490.

A limited number of Premium and Front Row tickets are also available for all performances. Tickets are available nationwide at www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket. Group bookings are available through Computicket. For show and ticket information, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/dralion.

Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org.

Photos
High resolution images of Dralion are downloadable here. Please use accompanying photo credits.

Videos
Broadcast quality versions of the Dralion BRoll and Promo Roll are also available by request.

Press Room
For more information and press materials, please visit our online Press Room at cirquedusoleil.com/press

Social Media
Follow us on twitter @cirque #dralion
Visit Dralion on Facebook
Or check us out on tumblr, google+ or instagram

Media Contacts
Gwen Ironsi (Cape Town publicity)
m+27726561906
gwen@pamberi-communications.co.za

Dionne Domyan (Johannesburg, and National publicity)
m+27833261776
prwork@iafrica.com