Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Cavalia. We just got back from seeing it in Atlanta and frankly, it's a difficult thing to put into words. It's a blend of Cirque du Soleil style acrobatics and amazing horsemanship. There are horses at liberty with a single trainer, trick riders, trapeze artists, some masterful dressage team riding, even rodeo type rope tricks. My favorite was the floating women (on lines above) in gossamer costumes who looked like faeries, doing a routine with male riders on white horses where they would float away and then come back and join hands with the riders. It was so surreal and fairy-like. My second favorite was probably the first in this video, a routine called The Mirror.

I will tell you, it's expensive to see it. I will also tell you, if you like horses, or just an amazing good show, it's worth it. There is so much going on and so much to see, I'd like to see it again to catch what I missed - I found I had a hard time focusing on the acrobats if there were also horses in the ring (and it surprised me that non-horsey Russ said the same thing). If you can't fork over the money to see the real thing, you can get the DVD at Which I will definitely do!