The seats are empty. The lights are dimmed, and First Mariner Arena sits silent, waiting to thrill crowds with the arrival of Cirque du Soleil's "Dralion."
The two-and-a-half hour performance brings together the artistic styles of Eastern and Western cultures, including trampoline, juggling and aerial acrobatics. But before performers like Marie-Eve Bisson takes to the air in costume and make up, she must first perfect her craft backstage.
And the shows grab the imagination of audiences around the world.
It's a similar reaction Bisson says the cast is hoping to generate when "Dralion" takes the stage at First Mariner Arena.
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