SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES - (April 2, 2013) – Due to strong ticket sales to Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse, the producers of the equestrian extravaganza are delighted to announce an additional week of performances in Sydney. The internationally acclaimed theatrical production set to open May 15, 2013, under its signature White Big Top, on The Showring at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, will now run until June 2, 2013. Tickets are on sale online at www.cavalia.com.au or by calling 1800-765-955.
Touted by TODAY`s Richard Wilkins as “the most brilliant production imaginable”, Cavalia is currently wowing audiences and critics alike in Brisbane. Starting next month, the second Australian leg for the multi-disciplinary spectacular created by Normand Latourelle - one of the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil – will kick off in the state capital of New South Wales. Following Sydney, the Canadian-based troupe will travel to Melbourne, where opening night is scheduled for August 7, 2013, under the gleaming White Big Top at The Docklands.
Enjoyed by some 3.5 million people across North American and Europe, Cavalia is a lavish production involving 44 magnificent horses and featuring 36 riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers and musicians from all over the world. Charged with poetry and pure emotion in a dream-like environment, Cavalia celebrates the relationship between humans and horses, virtually reinventing the equestrian arts.
Cavalia has received critical acclaim from around the world, including The New York Times, which noted that the theme of Cavalia is “Celebrating horses, humans and their bond”, while The Washington Post described the show as “Horseplay of the highest order”. Las Vegas Magazine claimed it is “One of the most spectacular hybrids of modern theater in the world”, The Toronto Star said “A new fairy tale-like show from the imagination of a Cirque du Soleil founder”, while Paris Match defined it as “Pure poetry”. Bild in Berlin called Cavalia “A wonderland full of mystery and poetry” and Telecinco in Madrid raved “One of the most beautiful shows in the world”.
TICKETS – For its exclusive season in Sydney, Cavalia will be presented under its signature White Big Top on The Showring at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park. Tickets are priced from $44.00 to $164.00 + applicable taxes and fees. For guests who desire an extraordinary outing, the show can be customized for an extended experience from $144.00 to $325.00, including a Horse Lovers Package that lets patrons tour Cavalia’s stables after the show, and the VIP Rendez-Vous Package that includes a post-show tour of the stables, a cocktail/dinner reception and much more. Special pricing is also available for children (2-12), juniors (13-17), senior citizens (65+) and for groups.
ABOUT CAVALIA INC. – Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Cavalia Inc. operates two separate touring shows, Cavalia and Odysseo, both of which marry the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels. Cavalia, seen by some 3.5 million people across North America and Europe since its 2003 debut, celebrates the relationship between humans and horses by loosely recounting the evolution of this bond. Odysseo, which premiered in autumn 2011, takes the next step, leading viewers on a journey through some of the breathtaking landscapes horses have helped humans discover around the globe. Follow Cavalia Inc.’s latest developments at www.twitter.com/cavalia or www.facebook.com/cavalia.