CAVALIA TROTS INTO MELBOURNE
THRILLING THE OPENING NIGHT STAR-STUDDED AUDIENCE
VICTORIAN PREMIERE MARKS 100TH PERFORMANCE DOWNUNDER!
“Extraordinary! Outstanding! Totally mind blowing”
“Amazing! Extraordinary! The most exciting night out in a long time”
Damien Oliver, Jockey
“Quite astounding! I want to know where the horses get their shampoo and conditioner from! Simply stunning!”
Kate Langbroek, Nova Radio Host
“What a ride!”
“Mesmerizing! A simply beautiful spectacular”
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA (JULY 25, 2013) – Last night, a packed audience of 2000, including a vast number of celebrities from television, film, sport, fashion and media, celebrated the Melbourne premiere of equestrian spectacular Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse. The opening night in Melbourne marked Cavalia’s 100th performance in Australia since the tour began in Queensland last March. Under the gleaming White Big Top, spectators were thrilled and amazed by the unique blend of equestrian and performing arts. But it was the horses who stole the spotlight during this unique theatrical performance, one which ended with rapturous applause and a standing ovation.
A mix of special guests, including Ron Barassi, Zoe Tuckwell-Smith, Hugh Sheridan, Tim Campbell, Pia Miller, Trent Cotchin, Tex Perkins, Travis Cloke and Stephen Curry enjoyed a night of pure bliss under the world’s largest touring tent. About 400 VIP patrons were treated to a buffet dinner and sumptuous desserts prepared by Cavalia head chef Pierre-Yves Caisse in the Rendez-Vous tent, sipping on beer, wine and champagne. After the show, they were invited to a stable tour to meet the 48 magnificent horses, followed by a reception at the impressive Cavalia village, capping off the magical Melbourne premiere.
Reflected in the praises of A-list spectators, Cavalia is truly a show unlike any other. Celebrating the relationship between humans and horses, guests are drawn into a dream-like world, as the two and four-legged performers interact on a colossal 50-metre wide stage in front of a constantly changing, 60-metre wide digital projection screen.
After successful seasons in Brisbane and Sydney, the multi-disciplinary spectacular created by the co-founder of Cirque du Soleil, Normand Latourelle, has now officially settled into its new quarters at The Docklands. Following the Melbourne season, the Canadian-based troupe will travel to Adelaide and Perth.
TICKETS – For its exclusive season in Melbourne, Cavalia is presented under its signature White Big Top at The Docklands. 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. Tickets are on sale at www.cavalia.com.au or by calling 1800-765-955.
ABOUT CAVALIA INC. – Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Cavalia Inc. is an entertainment company that specializes in the creation, production and touring of innovative shows for audiences of all ages. Founded by Normand Latourelle, the company has an expertise in equestrian and performing arts, and is known for making the most of cutting-edge technology, multimedia and special effects, which allows for the creation of magical, unique, never-before-seen theatrical experiences. Cavalia, seen by some 4 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 2011, takes the next step, leading viewers on a great journey where horses and humans, together, discover some of the planet’s most unforgettable landscapes. Follow Cavalia Inc.’s latest developments at www.twitter.com/cavalia or www.facebook.com/cavalia.
WHEN: Opened July 24; Shows scheduled until August 18, 2013
WHERE: Under the White Big Top, at The Docklands
473-507 Docklands Drive, Docklands, Victoria – 3008
TICKETS: Available at www.cavalia.com.au or by calling 1800-765-955. $44.00 to $325.00 + applicable taxes and fees. Special pricing and packages also available for groups, children (2-12), juniors (13-17) and seniors (65+).