Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Tents of Cavalia

Cavalia came to Scottsdale to open their performances during the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show.  I took this photo of the top of the main tent on a beautiful sunny day.  I think the clouds add magic to the tents that are erected in the desert in a rather busy area.  

Cavalia is quite the magical, surreal, romantic, and dramatic production involving acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians, riders, and gorgeous white horses.   Sadly, no photos were allowed of the event.

Actually there were over 45 colorful horses in the show, consisting of 10 stallions and 5 geldings.  Rather amazing for a tented performance and they were running at full gallop in and out of the performance area.  The riders would do tricks riding upside on the horses, standing on the horses, jumping horses over beams, and even standing on two horses at the same time.  Can you imagine traveling with 45 horses on planes, trains, and automobiles?

The show was created  by Normand Latourelle, the co-founder of Cirque Du Soleil, and he obviously loves horses and creative, adventuresome people.  For more information about Cavalia and performances near you, click here for magical horses.  

13 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

It looks like Camelot for a tournnement! Nice detail.

brattcat said...

This is a beautiful shot with lots of great info. I thought there might be a Cirque connection as you described the production. But even without backstory, this shot is really striking.

Sharon said...

Great shot Julie. This show is really worth seeing. The word "magical" comes to mind.

Jarart said...

Wonderful sky and tent photo's. That huge tent is a sight to see in itself.

Kate said...

The tents make it look like a veryn exotic location. Very shortsighted not to allow photos.
Wish we could see some of the performances.

cieldequimper said...

Well... it makes me think of medieval tournament tents! Very nice shot!

m_m said...

Great composition of white and blue!

Jacob said...

Almost surreal, Julie. Beautiful photo. Sounds like a wonderful time, too.

Irredento Urbanita said...

I've heard about Cavalia, It's a great show. But first I wanna go to Cirque du Soleil.

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Valery

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Clueless in boston said...

The tents look like they could be anywhere in the world. Nice composition.

Lois said...

It sounds like a wonderful show especially with the horses! The tent reminds me of the Cirque Du Soleil permanent show at Downtown Disney in Orlando.

gogouci said...

Beautiful white tents & clouds against blue sky.

JM said...

This is great! I've posted a similar shot when Cavalia was in Lisbon! :-)

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