The acrobats of Cirque du Soleil are coming to Anchorage this winter for seven performances.


Alaskans will have a chance to see “Dralion” Jan. 14-18 at the Sullivan Arena. Inspired by Eastern philosophy, the show features a mix of Chinese acrobatics arts and the performing company’s “multidisciplinary approach,” a press release says. The show’s name is a combination of the words “dragon,” representing the East, and “lion,” which symbolizes the West.


Cirque du Soleil — a Quebec-based company known for elaborate performances that meld circus art with street entertainment — has been performing “Dralion” for 15 years. The show will be retiring following the Anchorage stop, according to the press release.


Tickets start at $40 and will go on sale Oct. 10. They can be purchased online via Ticketmaster.com, by phone, at Fred Meyer Ticketmaster outlets or at the Sullivan Arena.