Cirque Du Soleil Dralion comes to Joe Louis, February 16th – 20th. I talked to Alain Gauthier, the arena production wiz who makes sure the 19 trucks and all their rigging, lights and mammoth sound system don’t knock down the Gordie Howe banner. OK, that may not be in his job description; but I wanted him to be aware of the history that will surround the Cirque production and advised him to be careful!
In Dralion, the 4 elements that govern the natural order take on human form. Air is blue, water is green, fire is red and earth is ochre. Just imagine a Chuck Gaidica forecast put to music with Chinese acrobats flying through the sky! Oh, and Alain: “Don’t touch the Stanley Cup banners, either!”