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Dralion

De la fusión de la tradición ancestral de las artes acrobáticas chinas y el enfoque multidisciplinar de Cirque du Soleil surge Dralion, un espectáculo inspirado en la filosofía oriental y en su incesante búsqueda de la armonía entre el ser humano y la naturaleza. El nombre del espectáculo se deriva de sus dos criaturas más emblemáticas: el dragón, símbolo de oriente, y el león, representación de occidente.

En Dralion, los cuatro elementos que rigen el orden natural adquieren forma humana. Esta personificación se sirve de los cuatro colores que evoca cada uno de los elementos: el azul para el aire y el verde para el agua, mientras que el fuego es rojo y la tierra se simboliza a partir de tonos ocres. En el mundo de Dralion, las culturas se funden, Hombre y Naturaleza se funden y se alcanza el equilibrio.

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Dralion - Costumes

The primary sources of inspiration for the costumes of Dralion come from China, India and Africa. The palette favors vibrant solid colors, while the shapes are guided by the artists’ movements and choreography.

Each of the four elements and its associated family are represented by their own unique color. Blue is identified with air, green symbolizes water, red is for fire, and ochre represents the earth.

Facts

  • Over 5,000 meters (16,000 feet) of fabric were used in creating the costumes;
  • The fabrics come from regions around the globe, including China, the United States, Italy, France, England and Quebec;
  • Materials that might be considered unusual were used in creating costumes and accessories: horse hair, raffia, metal, window screen, emu feathers, crystals, styrofoam, plastic, bubble wrap, fun fur, springs and an array of hardware items;
  • To create the texture on the chest plate of the singer’s costume, bugs were glued on and then molded into different shapes;
  • The artisans at the Cirque du Soleil costume workshop in Montreal worked for over three months fabricating the original costumes, hats, wigs and footwear required for Dralion. New costumes are continuously made.
  • The majority of the Dralion costumes are custom-made for each artist, including shoes and head pieces.
  • Dralion has close to 1,500 costume pieces including shoes, hats and accessories.
  • The Dralion wardrobe team includes 4 permanent touring staff and 3 local wardrobe employees in each city. The wardrobe team is responsible for maintaining and repairing all costumes.
  • The Dralion tour travels with washers and dryers because most costume pieces are machine washable and then hung to dry.
  • Over 300 pairs of shoes are cleaned and painted by hand every week.