When you hear the word big top you think of a giant circus tent with clowns and ring master, but when you enter the Big Top of the Cavalia you are greeted by a magical scene that takes you to a whole new world. The show opens with two horses running wild and free across the stage and this raw freedom is expressed throughout the performance.
It was almost surreal to see these majestic creatures dance, prance, and perform their way across the stage. Their moves were like a choreographed dance and in the end they even took a bow to the clapping of the audience.
Although the horses were the main attraction, the trainers, riders and performers that worked with these animals were also truly amazing. From the acrobats that bounded across the stage, to the trapeze artists that swung across the canopy, to the riders who performed stunts as they galloped through the sand, the entire cast showed creativity and charisma. Although the show was postponed and rescheduled, Cavalia was well worth the wait.
CAVALIA EXTENDS SEATTLE SCHEDULE, ADDS AN ADDITIONAL WEEK OF SHOWS
SEATTLE, WA—January 24, 2012 -- Due to the strong demand for tickets to Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse, the organizers today announced an additional week of performances. Cavalia, which premiered on January 20th under the White Big Top at Marymoor Park at 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. in Redmond, will now extend its run to February 19th.
“Since finally opening, after two days of weather delays, under the White Big Top at Marymoor Park last week, Cavalia has received an overwhelmingly positive response,” said Normand Latourelle, Cavalia's founder and artistic director. He added: "The show is unlike any other, providing viewers with a glimpse into the relationship between humans and horses throughout time. This bond between humans and animals speaks to audience members of all backgrounds and ages and has been embraced with overwhelming support in the greater Seattle area.”
In her review of the show, Misha Berson of the Seattle Times called Cavalia: “An amazing dream...A beguiling spectacle of acrobatic and equestrian prowess, and phantasmagorical optics.” She went on to write: “It's as if both the horses and humans are saying, "Here is what our species are capable of, at the top of our games. Come along for the ride."”
Cavalia is a lavish orchestration of multimedia, equestrian and performing arts. Charged with poetry and pure emotion in a dream-like virtual setting, the show combines acrobatics, dance, aerial artistry and live music with the stunning addition of magnificent horses.
Normand Latourelle is the visionary and creator behind Cavalia. Since co-founding Cirque du Soleil, he has become renowned for his large-scale innovative productions that take spectators to new realms. Cavalia is a tribute to horses and a celebration of the relationship that humans and horses share.
TICKETS – For its exclusive run in Seattle, Cavalia will be presented under its White Big Top at King County’s Marymoor Park at 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. in Redmond. Tickets are on sale now and are priced from $34.50 to $99.50 plus applicable fees. For guests who desire an extraordinary outing, the show can be customized for an extended experience from $129.50 to $189.50, including a Horse Lovers Package that lets patrons tour Cavalia’s stables after the show, and the VIP Rendez-Vous Package that includes the post-show stable tour, a cocktail/dinner reception and much more. Special pricing is also available for children (2-12), juniors (13-17), and senior citizens (65+).
Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Cavalia is the brainchild of Normand Latourelle, who has become renowned for his innovative approach to show production. Cavalia has visited more than 40 cities across North America, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago, Toronto and Montreal, as well as European countries such as Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Follow Cavalia’s latest developments at www.twitter.com/cavalia or www.facebook.com/cavalia.