Tampa, FL -Tampa is currently experiencing what more than 2.5 million people in Europe, Canada, and U.S. cities including Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, Atlanta, and most recently, Miami have been astounded by the extravagant multimedia equestrian celebration for the eyes and ears that is Cavalia. Guests who attend the show will "ooh" and "ahh" in amazement at the beauty of the more than 60 4-legged artists in this eclectic cast. Crowds will cheer and rise in their seats during the incredible performances of some 40 2-legged artists, including acrobats, aerialists, riders, musicians and dancers. From March 12 - March 21, 2010 under the White Big Top at the Florida State Fairgrounds an exquisite, fast-paced, unforgettable 120-minute performance featuring the harmony between horse and man will find its home.
This spectacular production was created by Cirque du Soleil co-founder, Normand Latourelle, and is often compared to Cirque for the way it revolutionizes equestrian and performing arts, much like Cirque revolutionized the circus. Cavalia will stop in Tampa, as it makes the rounds to major cities on its North American tour, after touring in Europe for two years. "I had the opportunity to bring Cirque du Soleil for the first time to Florida in 1989," says Normand Latourelle, Cavalia founder and artistic director. "I am extremely proud to introduce a new type of show to Tampa over 20 years later. I hope that the people will embrace Cavalia's magic as much as they did two decades ago with cirque."
Cavalia is not just a show for horse-lovers. Nor is it a show just for Cirque-fanatics. It is a lavish orchestration of multimedia, equestrian and performing arts designed to astound and entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. Under the world's largest touring Big Top, which rises 100 feet above ground and spans more than 26,264 feet, 60 of the most magnificent creatures on the planet will express themselves in all their beauty, grace and strength on a 160-foot wide stage. While the horses gallop and cavort and, at times, run free completely unbridled, the show will incorporate unbelievable acrobatics, original live music and stunning special and lighting effects to create a dreamlike setting, making it apparent to see why this show has become a global sensation.
Across North America and Europe, Cavalia has enthralled audiences and been praised by critics for its captivating and unique experience. CNN's Larry King raved, "The greatest show I have ever seen!" The Washington Post exclaims, "Impressive, highly refined, indeed a wonder!" The New York Times describes the show as "a celebration of the unique emotional and physical bonds between humans and animals," while O Magazine exclaimed that "The wildly beautiful stallions of Cavalia leave audiences with their hearts galloping," and the Los Angeles Times summed it up with "Blissful play, haunting score...striking aerial grace." Madrid's El Pais remarked "Like in a dream," while Berlin's Zeitung said "Cavalia shows flawless artistry." Lastly, Amsterdam's De Telegraf proclaimed Cavalia as "A fairytale for the entire family!"
After 6 weeks of sold out shows and more than 75,000 spectators in Miami, Cavalia will call Tampa's Florida State Fairgrounds its temporary home through March 21, 2010. Miami media were unanimous about Cavalia! The Miami Herald raved "You've never seen a theatrical presentation quite like this gentle jewel! Magnifique!" The majestic, acrobatic, and enigmatic Cavalia has been touring for six years with no signs of slowing. WFOR CBS describes Cavalia as "A delight to see this magical world that celebrates the relationship between man and horse!" And WPLG ABC called the show "A must see."
Cavalia features 12 different breeds of horses, including Arabians, Lusitanos, Spanish Pure Breed, Quarter Horses, and Paint horses from France, Canada, Spain and the United States. The featured 2-legged artists represent the nations of the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Portugal and Russia UK, France.
ABOUT CAVALIA - Seen by more than 2.5 million people worldwide, Cavalia is a tribute to horses and a celebration of the relationship that we have enjoyed together. This multimedia extravaganza features more than 100 two- and four-legged artists, including beautiful horses of 12 breeds, riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers and live musicians. It is this combination that sets the mood in the majestic White Big Top, the largest touring White Big Top in the world. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec (Canada), Cavalia is the brainchild of Normand Latourelle who has become renowned for producing popular events throughout the world. Photos: For highresolution photos, visit Cavalia's media room at www.cavalia.net or follow us on www.twitter.com/cavalia or www.facebook.com/cavalia.
Photo Credit: The world-renowned equestrian spectacular, Cavalia, is currently hosting their amazing show in Tampa, FL. Photo Courtesy of the Client.