Jul 25, 2014

Cavalia is Coming to Singapore!

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The first time I heard about Cavalia and its premise, it got me all intrigued. 

Created by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of famed Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia is an innovative multi-media and multi-disciplinary theatrical production that boldly explores the boundaries of equestrian arts and acrobatic feats.

Photo courtesy of BASE Entertainment

But the most astonishing part of the show? It is a lavish production involving 50 magnificent real horses and featuring 43 riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers and musicians from all over the world - all coming together to present a fantastic demonstration of horsemanship that transports the audience into virtual atmospheres.

Photo courtesy of BASE Entertainment

Indeed, Cavalia is truly a show like no other. And it is coming to Singapore!

Given the magnitude of the show, its performing arena needs to be constructed from scratch out in the open as none the theatres here has the capacity to accommodate such a huge cast. And the search for the perfect spot ended at an empty plot of land beside Marina Bay Sands.

To witness the largest touring Bit Top tent in the world being erected on Bayfront Avenue was an experience in itself. With fairytale spires towering 10-storey high, Cavalia’s White Theatre Tent spans more than 2,440-square-metres and accommodates a colossal 50-metre-wide stage.

The media was given a first-hand look at the interior of the Big Top tent and it was huge! We were told that the gigantic stage area provides horses room to gallop at full speed, allowing them the freedom to express themselves in all their grace, strength and beauty.

Over the coming weeks, the 80-strong crew will begin putting together the different components inside the Tent and will build a true theater, where 2,500 tons of sand and earth will be used to create the stage!

Frankly, I can't wait. Count the wifey and monkies in too... more so after they caught a glimpse of what to expect from this teaser clip:

Amazing stuff, no? And yes, the stage will be flooded with water at some point too!

Photo courtesy of BASE Entertainment

Cavalia opens on 12 August 2014, so do stay tuned for more updates... especially when the horses touch down in Singapore!

Useful Information

Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Man and Horse
Venue: Under the White Theatre Tent, at Bayfront Avenue beside Marina Bay Sands
Dates: 12 Aug - 14 Sep 2014
Times: Tue - Fri: 7.30pm | Sat: 2pm & 7.30pm | Sun: 12pm & 5.30pm
*No performances on 13,19 and 26 August 2014
Duration: 2.5 hours (including 20 minutes intermission)
Tickets: $58, $88, $98, $148, $188, $208, $248 & $288 (excluding booking fees)
*To buy tickets, visit www.sistic.com.sg/events/cavalia0914
- 10% discount for MasterCard Cardholders [Valid from 1 Jul 2014 till 31 Jul 2014] 
Applicable for Cat 5 - 9 only and for Tue - Thu & Sun Matinee only
- S$141 (Cat 5), S$111 (Cat 6), S$73.50 (Cat 7) for Family Pack - Buy 3 Get 1 Free! 
[Valid from 4 Jul 2014 till 31 Jul 2014]  Applicable for Cat 5 - 7 only and for Tue - Thu & Sun Matinee only
Website: www.cavalia.sg

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