Cirque du Soleil, a Canadian entertainment company was founded in Montreal, Quebec in 1984 and has since then become one of the most popular entertainment companies in the world. With shows traveling across virtually every continent, this performing troupe has gained world-wide recognition and is definitely something everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. Each of their shows is a combination of many circus styles, with its own cultural theme. The group is so popular they even have their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
Cirque du Soleil’s “Dralion” at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL
This June, Chicago is lucky to have one of Cirque du Soleil’s newest shows coming to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont just 10 minutes from our Elk Grove Hotel. The show is built using the, “3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts,” as well as the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil to create a stunning combination of East meets West circus styles. The show’s name comes from two different emblematic creatures, the dragon (symbolizing the east) and the lion, symbolizing the west and is meant to signify both the meeting of these two philosophies as well as man and nature.
The show is on from June 20-24th and ticket prices range from $35 – $145 and can be purchased through the Cirque du Soleil website or Ticketmaster. The popularity of this group means that tickets will most likely sell out so make sure that if you’re visiting Chicago in June, you purchase your tickets early and book a stay at a nearby location, like our Elk Grove hotel.
Reviews of Cirque du Soleil’s “Dralion”
“I would recommend Dralion highly to those who can appreciate the artistry and acrobatic talent displayed in the show.”
- The Examiner
“Truly a wonderful experience.”
- Reading Eagle
“Cirque’s unpretentious “Dralion” offers one visual gravity-defying stunner after another.”
- The Philadelphia Inquirer
Coming to town for Dralion? Why not Stay at our Elk Grove Hotel?
Our hotel is conveniently situated just 10 minutes from Rosemont Village, which is home to Allstate Arena, as well as a convention center and many other great tourist attractions. If you’re coming to town to take in Cirque du Soleil or are simply looking for a Chicago hotel that is located nearby many of the city’s most interesting venues, then our Elk Grove Hotel is the place for you!