Cavalia is indeed unlike any other show on earth. A show that combines the elements of earth, wind and water in an unconventional show seating under a big white tent. While it offers somewhat an outdoorsy romantic venue, nevertheless the expert coloured lighting, wide screen image projection, live singing and music accompaniment does not pale the entire experience, but adds magic and fantasy beyond imagination.
A show that features 50 magnificent horses, 42 riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers and musicians from all over the world, Cavalia revives an equestrian art form, and enables fantasy of performing with horses becomes a reality, and a show display that transcends across cultural borders and language barriers.
No words can describe the quiet majesty of horses galloping. And no words can describe the leap in one’s heart when they galloped past you. The colorful backdrops, soothing vocals, trained stunt riders and genteel equine performers brings about the equestrian beauty and meekness of powerful stallions. The excellent sense of timing and stunts executed wowed the crowd endlessly. It is almost like a combination of Game of Thrones costumes and Horse Whisperer experience. One can only imagine the endless practice sessions and patience when training with such wonderful creatures, that does not involves any in-your-face showmanship, but a gentle quiet display of strength and skillful connection.
The scene of a little pony dashing across the stage adds horsey drama, while braids intricately woven on the manes and brushed ponytails brings playfulness and attention given not just to the stunt performers, but gives insight to the respectful treatment given to the equine group.
Larry King calls Cavalia ‘The greatest show I’ve ever seen !’ makes Singaporeans so proud to be the only Asian country outside of Australia to have this show staged. This wonderful show may be the highlight entertainment event for the year.
I am sure new fans cannot get enough of the excitement and will eagerly wait for the 2nd edition of Odysseo to arrive on our shores soon !
About Cavalia :
Weighing more than 50 tons, Cavalia’s White Theatre Tent has more than 6,630-square-metres of canvas and seven trailers are required to transport it. With fairytale spires towering 10-storey high, the White Theatre Tent spans more than 2,440-square-metres and accommodates a colossal 50-metre-wide stage, behind which a constantly changing digital background is projected onto a 60-metre-wide screen, drawing spectators into dream-like virtual environments. Audience faces a gigantic stage area that provides horses room to gallop at full speed, at times running completely free, unfettered by bridles or halters, allowing the equine stars to express themselves in all their grace, strength and beauty. Horses need to have enough space to display both their elegance and speed, eliminating from consideration a stage-in-the-round. Cavalia is a veritable revolution in live entertainment, incorporating the power and magnificence of the horses in a multi-media production that both captures the imagination and propels the centuries’-old tradition of equestrian arts into the 21st Century, where performers bring their gentle and magical way with horses to the heart and soul of each and every show. Filled with 2,500 tons of sand and earth is used (100 truckloads) to create the stage. There are five other tents on site, including the stables, a warm-up and artistic tent, the VIP Rendez-Vous tent, the general entrance tent and the staff cafeteria. Workers also build paddocks next to the stable tent where the horses will have daily turn out.
TICKETS – For its exclusive season in Singapore, Cavalia will be presented under its signature White Theatre Tent at Bayfront Avenue, beside Marina Bays Sands. Tickets are priced from S$58 to S$188+ service fees. Standard Chartered credit cardholders get a 10% discount on all ticket tiers. For guests who desire an extraordinary outing, the show can be customized for an extended experience from S$208 to S$288, 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.