July 11, 2011

The Circus in Florida

Allegria, Russian Bars. Photo credit: Daniel Desmarais

There are a number of circus shows coming to Florida these upcoming months.

Allegria
Sunrise 7/20/11 – 7/31/11 – BankAtlantic Center
Estero 8/10/11 – 8/14//11 – Germain Arena

Allegria, which means jubilation in Spanish, is a play about power, evolution and age. Colorful characters mix with dazzling acts, such as contortion, fire-knife dancing, hand balancing, trapeze and more, to create a amazingly visual performance. For more information, visit its website.

Dralion
Orlando 9/21/11 – 9/25/11 – UCF Arena
Tallahassee 9/28/11 – 10/02/11 – Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
Gainesville 10/11/11 – 10/13/11 – Stephen C. O’Connell Center

Utilizing a 3,000 year-old Chinese acrobatic tradition, Dralion focuses on finding a harmony between humans and nature. The name comes from the shows two primary creatures: the dragon and the lion. Acts include juggling, balancing, trampoline and aerial silks and hoops. For more information, visit its website.

To purchase tickets for either show, visit Cirque du Soleil’s official website or any of the arena’s box offices.

Cirque Eloize ID, Skipping Rope, Photo Copyright 2010 Theatre T & Cie, Valerie Remise

Cirque Eloize iD
Miami 7/26/11 – 9/4/11 – Ziff Ballet Opera House, Adrienne Arsht Center
Combine hip-hop, graffiti and high-energy acrobatics to get Cirque Eloize iD. While not a Cirque du Soleil production, it is a collaboration, and was inspired by the award-winning theatrical group, and contains many of the same elements, including live music, stunning costumes, and amazing acrobatics. The show, reminiscent of West Side Story, was inspired to Calle Ocho, the Port of Miami. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit its website.

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