Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse is an innovative multi-media and multi-disciplinary production created by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of famed Cirque du Soleil, and it's here in San Diego.
The show premieres Nov. 13 under its signature White Big Top in the parking lot adjacent to Petco Park.
Cavalia is a lavish production involving 49 magnificent horses and featuring 39 riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers and musicians from all over the world. A show unlike any other, Cavalia celebrates the relationship between humans and horses, virtually reinventing the equestrian arts.
In Cavalia, horses cavort with the many artists in front of a constantly changing digital background projected onto a 200-ft.wide screen, drawing spectators into dream-like virtual environments. Unlike traditional horse shows, Cavalia’s audience faces a single 160-foot-wide stage which allows the horses space to gallop at full speed, at times running completely free, unfettered by bridles or halters. Cavalia takes place under a white, 26,264-square-foot big top, rising some 110-feet high that gives the horses an ample playground to perform with their trainers and artists.
Cavalia’s horse training is based upon a philosophy of understanding horses, rather than making horses understand the humans around them. The tone of the show, embraced by the entire company, is one of mutual respect, kindness, patience, and trust. Audiences have found Cavalia exhilarating in scope, yet touching in the compassion shown by both horse and human.
Click here to see the dates and times of the show, which runs From Nov. 13-25. Ticket prices range from $39.50 to $154.50, excluding taxes and fees.
Special pricing and packages also available for groups, children (2-12), juniors (13-17) and seniors (65+).