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CIRCUS LIFE: Laura Butler tries on a prop from The Cirque Du Soleil show titled Dralion during rehearsals in the 02

CIRCUS LIFE: Laura Butler tries on a prop from The Cirque Du Soleil show titled Dralion during rehearsals in the 02

CIRCUS LIFE: Laura Butler tries on a prop from The Cirque Du Soleil show titled Dralion during rehearsals in the 02

SCALING walls two storeys high and flying 50ft over the audience, that’s what is expected in the latest Cirque Du Soleil spectacular to touch down here.

The acrobatic extravaganza Dralion has arrived in Dublin for seven shows and

The show is based on the four elements and stunts are carried out by 50 performers, from 21 countries around the world.

Dralion is one of the most daring Cirque Du Soleil creations to-date and its tricks are performed by experts of Olympic standard.

“Even at their level, it takes between four and six months to train and learn all the moves,” artistic director Mark Shaub said.

The Irish opening took place at the O2 last night.

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