With Two Million Spectators - Cavalia Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

    MONTREAL, Aug. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Cavalia, the spectacular equestrian
odyssey, celebrates five years of touring, challenges and emotions. After a
debut that exceeded all expectations in Shawinigan on August 28, 2003, Cavalia
has traveled throughout North America and Europe, captivating spectators
everywhere it set its hooves. With more than 1,100 shows to its credit, the
grand-scale extravaganza often called a "magical ballet between man and
horse," has charmed more than two million spectators.
    Normand Latourelle, President and Artistic Director, is proud of the
company's evolution. For Latourelle "What touches me most since creating
Cavalia is to notice that the show reaches audiences of all ages and of all
countries. The spectator, whether an equestrian connoisseur or not, is
invariably touched by such beauty... It is thanks to the exceptional team of
two and four-legged artists that Cavalia's magic has been relived night after
night for the past 5 years."
    Dominique Day, Vice-President and Co-Founder, is also pleased with
Cavalia's success. "We've pioneered a new niche in the world of entertainment.
Nowhere else in the world has the horse expressed himself in such an
enchanting, respectful and modern setting. Our goal is to continue to surprise
and move the spectator. This desire to reinvent the way we see and interact
with the horse will continue to drive the evolution of the company; it is also
our inspiration for the creation of a new show."
    Between 2003 and 2006, Cavalia was presented in nearly twenty Canadian
and American cities such as Toronto, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Washington DC.
In 2007, when the troupe crossed the Atlantic, European capitals such as
Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin and Madrid also fell under the charm of Cavalia.
The international press hailed Cavalia as "pure poetry" (Paris Match), as
being "charged with fantasy, magic and emotion" (El Mundo) and as the
"highlighted show of the year" (Focus Magazine). The cast of 65 horses and
37 artists are currently performing for the third time in Belgium, and will
soon be on their way to Lisbon, Portugal.

    Cavalia, a show like no other created to date, is a lavish orchestration
of multimedia, equestrian and performing arts. It is a dream of freedom,
complicity and harmony which explores the relationship between humans and
horses throughout history. Charged with poetry and pure emotion, acrobats,
aerialists, dancers and musicians share the stage with the noble, powerful and
agile steeds in dream-like virtual settings.
    Cavalia was created by Normand Latourelle, renowned for his adventurous
productions. It is directed by Erick Villeneuve and the equestrian
co-directors are Frederic Pignon and Magali Delgado. The haunting original
score was composed by Michel Cusson.

For further information:

For further information: to book an interview or to receive photos of
the 5th anniversary celebration: Gabrielle Pauzé, Public Relations, (514) 879
9002 extension 1500, Belgium: 011 32 472 180 555, gabrielle.pauze@cavalia.net

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