Cavalia - A Magical Equine Extravaganza from Tina Case Photography on Vimeo
Founded by Normand Labourella, one of the co-creators of Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia is an amazing show that is part equine and part human. It's a tribute to horses and a pure celebration of the loving relationship between man and horse. Cavalia combines fantastic multimedia, equestrian, artistic acrobatics with live music into an incredible fantasy performance.
Due to strong demand for tickets in San Jose, they have extended the dates from July 18 (Premier date) through August 5, 2012. Tickets can be purchased online here.
Prices start at $39.50 for children to $54.50 for adults. There are also VIP packages for a full experience.
Last Friday I was invited to watch the stars of the show descend upon the signature White Big Top at the intersection of Hwy 101 and 87 East on the 101 Tech campus across from the San Jose airport. Swarms of media were on hand to record their descent upon the town. It was immediately apparent how eager the riders/performers were to greet their horses and bond after being apart for a few weeks. The horses had a holiday after their outstanding performance in Mexico. After each major performance the horses and performers have a few weeks off to relax and rejuvenate. The horses get to run free at an expansive horse farm while the performers get to return home for a little while and catch up with friends and relatives.
|Fairland Ferguson, our host|
We were also able to get a hint of the performance as we entered one of the 9 tents.