Preview and photos – Cavalia in Vancouver
– by Rebecca Apostoli/photos by Ashley Tanasiychuk
On March 21st members of the press were treated to an exclusive preview of Cavalia, the latest production from Cirque du Soleil mastermind Normand Latourelle.
Featuring 49 beautiful equines, 33 human performers/acrobats and stunning live music, Cavalia is the only show of its kind to grace Vancouver. The primary motivation behind the show, according to Latourelle, is a representation and celebration of the historic partnership between human and horse.
The show presents an intriguing theatrical portrait of horsemanship in many forms, ranging from man’s earliest drawings of horses in the Chauvet cave, 30,000 BCE; to dressage or pas de deux of the Classical era; vaulting of the Victorian and vaudeville era, as well asvWestern trick riding of the 20th century.
Combining the majestic beauty of the horse with breathtaking Cirque-style aerial artists and visual production techniques, it promises to be a show you won’t soon forget. It runs for the next month at the Olympic Village (299 W. 1st Avenue at Crowe). Tickets at Cavalia.net.
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