The inventive French Canadian circus spectacle, Cirque du Soleil, returns to South Florida with an exploration of the exotic cultures of the Far East in Dralion, July 19-29 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise. The 3,000-year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatics will be on center stage in the show, named for the fusion of a dragon and lion, and featuring dozens of jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, gymnasts and dancers. The show also includes vocals and a live orchestra, as well as four characters symbolizing the elements—fire, water, air and earth—who serve as guides through the action. Performances are Tuesdays to Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., through July 29. Tickets are $18-$145 at