"Dragons" is full of fun and excitement, and has many more artistic elements than the more traditional circus that I remember from my childhood. While there are still the favorite acts such as the elephants and tigers, I found there was more of an emphasis this time on the artistic and visual elements. Giant screens encased the top of the stadium, showing visuals including tiger eyes, floating bubbles, and fire. The music was enchanting, and had an Asian influence at times.
One of my favorite acts in Dragons was the Shaolin Troupe who used their advanced martial arts skills to break metal and wooden poles on their bodies. The troupe actually bent the poles on their chest and around their necks. My son thought they were super cool and called them "ninjas" and loved watching them kick and flip. As for me, my palms were were sweating watching them perform, especially when they had two men bend a metal pole between themselves using only their bare chests.
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Disclosure: While I was not compensated monetarily for this post, admission tickets were provided for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.