DENVER, CO – Cavalia had the Mountain Weekly News on site for a press viewing of their stunning horse show on September 21, 2010. We got a sneak peek before the official Cavila opening the following day.
Cavalia is a mixture of music, dance, acrobatics and trick horse riding. Think Cirque Du Soleil with horses, Normand Latourelle the founder of Cavalia was the co-creator of Cirque Du Soleil, and you can see the similarities in the show.
The performance weaves a story of the bond between man and horse, and our symbiotic relationship between our two species. It follows the history between man and horse both past, present and future. The show is visually entertaining, and exciting to watch.
The acrobats are fluid with every move they make, you almost forget they are connected to wires and trusses. The way the acrobats interact with both horse and rider is flawless and magical. The connection between horse and rider is reason enough to see Cavalia, the stunts and trick riding are exceptional and well choreographed. Leave your phone in the car and allow yourself to be fully present in the journey that is Cavalia.
Cirque Du Soleil Cavalia Photos
DENVER, CO – Cavalia a multi-media production with over 100 performers and 50 Cavalia Horses from all over the world has arrived in Denver. Cavalia is the brainchild of Normand Latourelle, one of the founders of Canada’s famed Cirque du Soleil. The Mountain Weekly News was onsite to get a glimpse of the four-legged performers and talk to director Normand Latourelle.
Latourelle explained that Cavalia is about the conection between man and horse. How man domesticated the horse by taking away their freedoms, while at the same time giving man more freedom to roam. As technology advance’s man and horse continue to live in harmony, Latourelle wanted to tell this story through an artful expression that has became Cavalia.Normand Latourelle said the idea for Cavalia took 10 years to make a reality. The Cavalia tour employs 120 people on a permanent basis and hire around 200 people in each city the tour hits.
Trainer and entertainer Sylvia Zerbini was onsite to show members of the press some of the horses up close. Each horse had an individual stable, and on the horse’s stable was a card the proudly read the horses stats, sort of like baseball cards. Sylvia had the horses running in circles and following her commands which were being given in French. When asked why she explained that French is softer when spoken compared to English, which helps when she has to reprimand a horse as French sounds less harsh. Various riders and acrobats were on site with the horses, Greg Moody from Channel 7 News was also their covering the story. Be sure to tune in to Channel 7 News in Denver this evening to see the full coverage.