Cavalia Equestrian Show – Cirque du Soleil on Horseback

//Cavalia Equestrian Show – Cirque du Soleil on Horseback

Cavalia equestrian show comes to San Jose, California

Cavalia equestrian show comes to San Jose, California

Cavalia Equestrian show where horses and humans join together

The Big Top becomes home to the Silicon Valley debut of Cavalia: A magical encounter between human and horse. Created by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia is an orchestration of the equestrian and performing arts. The large-scale production stars 47 horses and 38 acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and riders from around the world, and has been seen by some 3.5 million viewers worldwide. The show is two hours and thirty minutes long, with the performance lasting two hours and a 30 minute intermission.

Standing 110 feet tall the Cavalia White Big Top is not your typical horse stable

Standing 110 feet tall the Cavalia White Big Top is not your typical horse stable


Not your typical horse stable

Standing 110 feet tall – over 10 stories – and spanning more than 26,000 square feet, the White Big Top being erected in San Jose for Cavalia accommodates a 160-foot wide stage, created to provide the horses space to gallop completely free. Over the past nine years, Cavalia’s White Big Top has graced the skylines of the numerous North American and European cities. Weighing more than 50 tons, The White Big Top has more than 71,400 square feet of canvas and seven trailers are required to transport it.

Jennifer Lecuyer performs 'The Discovery' with Orion during Cavalia. Cavalia's horse training techniques are based on mutual respect, kindness, patience and trust

Jennifer Lecuyer performs 'The Discovery' with Orion during Cavalia. Cavalia's horse training techniques are based on mutual respect, kindness, patience and trust


Understanding horses

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.

Did you know a 210-foot wide screen serves as a backdrop for the projections and special effects for Cavalia?

Did you know a 210-foot wide screen serves as a backdrop for the projections and special effects for Cavalia?


Tickets and Horse Lover package

The San Jose, California Cavalia show opens on July 18, 2012 and will be presented under the White Big Top, at the intersection of Hwy 101 and 87 East on the 101 Tech campus site, across Highway 101 from the San Jose Airport. Tickets are priced from $44.50 to $139.50 + applicable fees. The equestrian package includes front row seats and a stable tour after the show. If you are truly horse crazy, you might want to shop the online boutique for t-shirts, fleece vests and such.

Cavalia equestrian show combines Cirque de Soleil on horseback

Cavalia equestrian show combines Cirque de Soleil on horseback

Social Media

To find out what’s happening with Cavalia, follow them on Twitter. For all things travel related, follow Nancy D. Brown on Twitter, as well as Ridinghorseback on Twitter.


Cavalia

Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Cavalia Inc. operates two separate touring shows, Cavalia and Odysseo, both of which marry the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects. All photos courtesy of Cavalia.


If You Go:

Cavalia (866) 999-8111

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2 Comments

  1. Anne M. Beggs July 19, 2012 at 11:46 am

    We’re going Tuesday–can’t wait! Ty for all this info and tantalizing photos.

  2. Nancy D. Brown July 19, 2012 at 11:49 am

    @ Anne
    I was fortunate to attend the media preview. The show looks wonderful. Check out my YouTube video of the Cavalia preview.

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