Cirque du Soleil

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