WHEN: October 27– November 15, 2009
WHERE: White Big Top in Atlantic Station
COST: Regular priced tickets range from $34 to $109
ATLANTA – On October 27, Atlantans will experience what those in Europe, Canada, and U.S. cities including DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Boston have been astounded by: the extravagant multimedia equestrian celebration of senses 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 October 27 – November 15, under the White Big Top at Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta, 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 Atlanta as it makes the rounds to major cities on its North American tour, after touring in Europe for two years. “Atlanta is a vibrant, avant-garde, metropolitan city,” says Normand Latourelle, Cavalia founder and artistic director. “It’s only natural that we would bring the show here as the city has always been so open and welcoming. We are excited to reveal Cavalia and hope that Atlantans will appreciate and embrace its magic.”
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.” Lastly, Madrid’s El Pais remarked “Magical Moments…Like in a dream,” while Amsterdam’s De Telegraf proclaimed Cavalia as “A fairtytale for the entire family!”
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.
The significance of the 4-legged performers can also be seen in the signature “C” of Cavalia’s logo, with a horses head depicted in the letter (the “l” in Cavalia is also representative in the shape of a horse’s leg). Atlantans throughout the city have recently gotten a taste of intrigue with the “C” teaser campaign when they received a cryptic email piece directing them to a teaser web site and inviting them to follow the show on Twitter(www.twitter.com/cavalia) and become a fan on Facebook (www.facebook.com/cavalia) for regular updates. Those that have been intrigued with this elusive messaging will soon “C” what it is all about.
TICKETS - For its exclusive run in Atlanta, Cavalia will be presented under the White Big Top pitched in Atlantic Station. Tickets go on sale
Friday, September 18. Regular tickets are priced from $34 to $109. And, if just sitting in the stands is not enough for you, the show can be customized for the complete VIP experience from $99 to $199, including a Horse Lovers Package that lets patrons tour Cavalia’s stables, and the Rendez-Vous Package that includes a tour of the stables, a cocktail/dinner reception and much more. Special pricing available for children,students, and seniors.
SHOWTIMES - Opening night will be Tuesday, October 27. During Cavalia’s Atlanta run, there will be nightly shows except Mondays, matinee and evening shows on Saturdays and early shows on Sundays. For more information, a detailed list of show dates and reservations, call 1-866-999-8111 or visit Cavalia.net.
Seen by over 2.5 million people worldwide, Cavalia is a tribute to what the horse has accomplished 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 high-resolution photos, visit Cavalia’s media room at www.cavalia.net or follow us on www.twitter.com/cavalia or www.facebook.com/cavalia.