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What's a 'Cavalia?'

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Feb. 10, 2012 - You may have seen the billboards. Or if you've recently driven downtown, you may have noticed the 110-foot-tall, oddly-shaped white tent now going up near Busch Stadium. It's all part of "Cavalia" -- a name inspired by "caballo" and "cheval," the Spanish and French words for "horse" -- opening March 21.

The equestrian ballet boasting 45 stallions and geldings should pique some interest in a city that already holds its Clydesdales in high esteem. Accompanied by 38 riders, aerial artists, acrobats dancers and musicians, the nine-year-old traveling production from Montreal is a multi-media presentation whose digital background enhances each scene.

Ticket prices for "Cavalia" start at $54.50 and go up to $189.50 for those who want to eat, drink and mingle with the horses and other performers before and after the show. Visit www.cavalia.netto purchase tickets.

Nancy is a veteran journalist whose career spans television, radio, print and online media. Her passions include the arts and social justice, and she particularly delights in the stories of people living and working in that intersection.