If you drive through the Burbank area on the 5 freeway through Burbank, you may have noticed some very large tents going up near the Burbank Blvd exit.
If you are on the southbound side you will notice a big sign with a horse and the word – Cavalia.
Some interesting tidbits about this show which starts next month.
1. The tour uses 45 horses, all of them either stallions or geldings
2. The show is performed in the largest tent in North America, a 2440 m² (26,300 ft²) big top, and takes 40 people 12 days to erect and 7 days to dismantle. The stable adds on another 1070 m² (11,500 ft²), and it takes 45 trucks to move the whole show. The 46 m (150 ft) wide stage takes 1500 tons of sand to complete.
Dec. 17, 2010 there was a media event with the raising of the tent.
Media Advisory for Friday, December 17 at 11:30 amCavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and HorseCavalia raises of World’s Largest Big TopAnd announcement of partnership with Larry King Cardiac FoundationCavalia Founder Normand Latourelle on hand withLarry King, Jr., President of the Larry King Cardiac Foundation,and Burbank Mayor Anja ReinkeWHAT: Raising of Cavalia’s White Big Top and announcement by NORMAND LATOURELLE,LARRY KING, JR and Burbank Mayor ANJA REINKE.Larry King Sr. is replaced by Larry King, Jr., President of Larry King Cardiac FoundationWHEN: NOTE NEW TIME – 11:30 am on Friday, December 17, 2010.WHERE: Downtown Burbank, 777 North Front Street at Burbank Blvd. and the Interstate 5. Parkingavailable on site.VISUALS/MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:• Raising of the Tent• Interviews with Normand Latourelle, Larry King Jr., Burbank Mayor Anja ReinkeCavalia is an extravagant production involving around 90 performers, including 49 magnificent horses of 11 breeds from allover the world, riders, aerialists, acrobats and dancers, as well as musicians and a vocalist. It is this combination that sets themood in the majestic White Big Top, the largest touring Big Top in the world. Constantly evolving, Cavalia increased in scopeand size since it last played to sold-out Los Angeles houses in 2006. The production opens on January 19.ABOUT THE TENT: The 110-foot tall Cavalia White Big Top, spans more than 26,000 square feet, to accommodate a 160-footwide stage created to allow the horses to freely express themselves on stage in all of their elegance, beauty, grace andstrength. The seating has been designed so the audience has a close connection to the action, so the majesty of the multimediashow, with horses running free on occasion, is a powerful experience. The White Big Top has more than 71,400 squarefeet of canvas weighing 45,000 pounds. The entire structure weighs nearly 100,000 pounds. Seven trailers are required totransport the tent.ABOUT CAVALIA: Seen by more than 2.5 million people worldwide, Cavalia is a tribute to horses and a celebration of therelationship that humans and horses have enjoyed together. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec (Canada), Cavalia is thebrainchild of Normand Latourelle who has become renowned for producing popular events throughout the world. Cavalia hastraveled throughout Europe including multiple cities in Spain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and North Americaincluding New Jersey, Florida, Arizona, California, Georgia, North Carolina and Washington DC. Follow Cavalia’s latestdevelopments at www.twitter.com/cavalia or www.facebook.com/cavalia.ABOUT THE LARRY KING CARDIAC FOUNDATION: The Larry King Cardiac Foundation (LKCF) was established in 1988 toprovide funding for life-saving treatment for individuals who, due to limited means or no insurance, would otherwise be unableto receive the treatment and care they so desperately need. The Foundation works in conjunction with hospitals throughout thenation to ensure that such patients receive proper medical attention. Over the past 23 years the Foundation has helped saveover 1400 lives. The goal of the Foundation is to save a heart a day. www.lkcf.orgFor Photo Editors:High resolution photos can be downloaded from www.cavalia.net/media, Username: media, Password: cavalia.Media contacts:Tim Choy, Peter Goldman l Davidson & Choy Publicity l 323-954-7510 l T.firstname.lastname@example.orgBradley Grill l Cavalia l (480) 309-1436 l Bradley.Grill@cavalia.net
Here’s the release for the announcement for the Burbank/Los Angeles show:
For Immediate Release
Critically Acclaimed Cavalia
Returns to Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA (November 18, 2010) — Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Horse and
Human, a grand-scale spectacle created by Normand Latourelle, one of the founders of Canada’s
famed Cirque du Soleil, returns to Los Angeles, January 19, 2011 under the White Big Top in
Downtown Burbank at 777 North Front Street. Cavalia visited Los Angeles for the first time in 2004
where it played to sold out-houses. Constantly evolving, the current production is nearly double in size
from the original, and showcases new artists, new horses, and entirely new acts, including Sylvia
Zerbini, who works with nine Arabian horses, unbridled, in a liberty act of breathtaking beauty.
Since the original production debuted in 2003 in Quebec, Canada, Cavalia has been enjoyed by more
than 2.5 million people in North America and Europe. A tribute to the bond between horse and human,
the show is a unique combination of equestrian arts, multimedia, dramatic visual effects, live music
dance and acrobatics. It involves 50 magnificent horses from all over the world, and 33 performers,
including riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers, musicians and a vocalist.
Cavalia is presented under the largest touring big top in North America, a structure rising some 100 feet
above the ground. The audience faces an enormous 160 foot-wide stage, which allows the horses
enough space to gallop and play with the artists, at times completely free, unfettered by bridles or
With their recognized expertise in multimedia, Cavalia’s creator used cutting-edge technology to create
a larger-than-life fairytale and propel the equestrian arts into the 21st century. Horses cavort with artists
before a constantly changing background created by large panoramic projections and visual effects.
Spectators are transported to dream-like virtual settings.
Cavalia’s horses are trained based on a philosophy of understanding the horse, rather than requiring
the horse to understand the human beings around it. The tone of the show, embraced by the entire
Company, is one of respect, kindness, patience, and trust. Audiences have found Cavalia exhilarating
in scope, yet touching in the compassion and mutual respect shown by both horse and human.
Normand Latourelle is the visionary and creator behind Cavalia. Since co-founding Cirque du Soleil in
1985, introducing Cirque du Soleil to Los Angeles in 1987 and bringing Cavalia to Los Angeles in 2004,
Mr. Latourelle has become renowned for his adventurous, mammoth, and innovative productions taking
spectators to new realms. Said Mr. Latourelle, “Horses have enormous presence on stage. Cavalia is a
result of a 10-year quest to find a dramatic way to incorporate the power of horses and their mysterious
beauty into a captivating multi-media experience. My passion in life is to make people dream. Cavalia
honors the mystique of horses, their ability to connect uniquely with human beings and their
extraordinary achievements across our history.”
From the very beginning, Cavalia has enthralled audiences and critics alike.”Horseplay at its best…the
impression is one of an intense bond between horses and man” hailed the Los Angeles Times after the
LA premiere in 2004. Variety called Cavalia “An exciting program and a magical, mythic experience”.
CNN’s Larry King embraced Cavalia as, “The greatest show I have ever seen. Spectacular. Beautiful.
Like being in a dream. I loved it!” The Washington Post exclaimed, “Impressive, highly refined, indeed a
wonder.” The Miami Herald stated, “You’ve never seen a horse program quite like this. Magnifique!” and
O Magazine exclaimed that “The wildly beautiful stallions of Cavalia leave audiences with their hearts
galloping. Breathtaking.” The New York Post remarked, “A dreamlike spectacle exploring the
relationship between man and horse. It’s a rare show that evokes a sense of wonder.” Las Vegas
Magazine proclaimed, “The stunning multimedia backdrop baffles the eyes, the athleticism and
acrobatics stun the senses, and the horses touch the soul.”
Delightful, thrilling and poignant, Cavalia explores humankind’s long relationship with the horse.
Juxtaposed with the vibrancy of the production is a subtle thematic line that takes audiences through
the evolution of horses and our interaction with them. Audiences discover an unbridled life in the
wilderness, then early domestication, and ultimately a relationship with human beings based on
freedom and mutual respect.
Cavalia will take place under the White Big Top in Downtown Burbank at 777 North Front Street. Tickets
go on sale on November 18, 2010. Regular tickets range from $69.00 – $139.00. For guests desiring an
extraordinary outing, the show can be customized for an ultimate experience from $159.00 – $219.00,
including a Horse Lovers Package that lets patrons tour Cavalia’s stables after the show, and the VIP
Rendez-Vous Package that includes a tour of the stables post-show, a cocktail/dinner reception before
the show begins and during intermission, and a Cavalia gift. Prices do not include service fees. Special
pricing is also available for children (2-12), juniors (13-17), and senior citizens (65+). For more
information, a detailed list of show dates and reservations, call 1-866-999-8111 or visit www.cavalia.net.
SHOWTIMES – For a detailed list of show dates and reservations call 1-866-999-8111 or visit
For Calendar Editor:
WHAT: Enjoyed by more than 2.5 million people in the U.S., Europe
and Canada, Cavalia is an grand-scale spectacle, involving
50 magnificent horses from all over the world, and 33
performers, including riders, aerialists, acrobats and
dancers as well as musicians and a vocalist. A show literally
unlike any other, Cavalia celebrates the relationship
between humans and horses, reinventing the equestrian
WHEN: Premieres January 19, 2011 (also press opening)
Show days/times available at www.cavalia.net
WHERE: White Big Top
777 North Front Street, Downtown Burbank
TICKETS/ For information on regular tickets, plus special packages
INFO : visit www.cavalia.net
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