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Cirque du Soleil to perform 10 SA shows with Dralion

Cirque du Soleil has announced its return to South Africa with Dralion, performing six shows from 5 March at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town and four shows from 21 March, 2013 at the Coca-Cola Dome, Joburg.
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.

The four elements

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.

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

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

  • Tuesday, 5 March at 8pm
  • Wednesday, 6 March at 8pm
  • Thursday, 7 March at 8pm
  • Friday, 8 March at 8pm
  • Saturday, 9 March at 4pm and 8pm
  • Sunday, 10 March at 1pm and 5pm
  • Friday 15 March at 8pm
  • Saturday 16 March at 4pm and 8pm
  • Sunday 17 March at 1pm


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

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

Joburg: R365 to R515. Plus an off-peak show on 24 March at 5pm priced R340 to R490.

A limited number of Premium and Front Row tickets are also available for all performances. Tickets are available nationwide at and Computicket. Group bookings are available through Computicket.

For show and ticket information, go to