Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion enchants at MetroCentre

Cirque du Soleil's touring production of 'Dralion' performed eight shows at the Rockford MetroCentre May 4-8. Pictured are Yao Bamboo Poles performers Billy Chang (left) and Guo Shuai. In Bamboo Poles, six men balance long, decorative poles symbolizing fire. A traditional act of the Chines acrobatic arts, the performers keep the poles "in flight" overhead while performing acrobatic feats on the ground. (Photos by Todd Reicher)
Goddess of Earth Gaya, played by Henriette Gbou, in Cirque du Soleil's production of 'Dralion' at the Rockford MetroCentre. (Photo by Todd Reicher)
Performer Dustin Hill on the trampoline in Cirque du Soleil's production of 'Dralion.' (Photo by Todd Reicher)
Performer Dong Jie as a dralion in Cirque du Soleil's production of 'Dralion' at the Rockford MetroCentre. (Photo by Todd Reicher)
Dralions perform in Cirque du Soleil's production of 'Dralion.' (Photo by Todd Reicher)
Goddess of Air Azala, played by Amanda Orozco, in 'Dralion' at the MetroCentre. (Photo by Todd Reicher)
Goddess of Water Oceane, played by Tara Catherine Pandeya, in 'Dralion.' (Photo by Todd Reicher)

From the May 11-17, 2011, issue

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