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.