On March 12, 2010, Tampa will experience what more than 2.5 million people in Europe, Canada, and U.S. cities including Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, Atlanta, and most recently, Miami have been astounded by the extravagant multimedia equestrian celebration for the eyes and ears that is Cavalia. Guests who attend the show will “ooh” and “ahh” in amazement at the beauty of the more than 60 4-legged artists in this eclectic cast. Crowds will cheer and rise in their seats during the incredible performances of some 40 2-legged artists, including acrobats, aerialists, riders, musicians and dancers. From March 12 – April 4, 2010 under the White Big Top at the Florida State Fairgrounds an exquisite, fast-paced, unforgettable 120-minute performance featuring the harmony between horse and man will find its home.

This spectacular production was created by Cirque du Soleil co-founder, Normand Latourelle, and is often compared to Cirque for the way it revolutionizes equestrian and performing arts, much like Cirque revolutionized the circus. Cavalia will stop in Tampa, as it makes the rounds to major cities on its North American tour, after touring in Europe for two years. “I had the opportunity to bring Cirque du Soleil for the first time to Florida in 1989,” says Normand Latourelle, Cavalia founder and artistic director. “I am extremely proud to introduce a new type of show to Tampa over 20 years later. I hope that the people will embrace Cavalia’s magic as much as they did two decades ago with cirque.”

Cavalia is not just a show for horse-lovers. Nor is it a show just for Cirque-fanatics. It is a lavish orchestration of multimedia, equestrian and performing arts designed to astound and entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. Under the world’s largest touring Big Top, which rises 100 feet above ground and spans more than 26,264 feet, 60 of the most magnificent creatures on the planet will express themselves in all their beauty, grace and strength on a 160-foot wide stage. While the horses gallop and cavort and, at times, run free completely unbridled, the show will incorporate unbelievable acrobatics, original live music and stunning special and lighting effects to create a dreamlike setting, making it apparent to see why this show has become a global sensation.

Cavalia features 12 different breeds of horses, including Arabians, Lusitanos, Spanish Pure Breed, Quarter Horses, and Paint horses from France, Canada, Spain and the United States. The featured 2-legged artists represent the nations of the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Portugal and Russia UK, France.

TICKETS – For its exclusive run in Tampa, Cavalia will be presented under the White Big Top pitched at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 12, 2010. Regular tickets are priced from $34.50 to $99.00. And, if just sitting in the stands is not enough for you, the show can be customized for the complete VIP experience from $139 – $190, including a Horse Lovers Package that lets patrons tour Cavalia’s stables, and the Rendez-Vous Package that includes a tour of the stables, a cocktail/dinner reception and much more. Special pricing available for children, students, and seniors.

Call 1-866-999-8111 or visit www.Cavalia.net.

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