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Cavalia, Brisbane 2013

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by Sharon C (subscribe)
Sharon is a busy working mum to an energetic five year old, and a husband who doesn't like to sit still for too long.
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[ADVERT]There's been lots of hype in the lead-up to Cavalia's opening last night in Brisbane and even the very damp evening didn't deter the crowd from filling every available seat for a sold out premier.

The White Big Top is very impressive and you can only wonder at the logistics of touring this show. Parking was easy and plentiful even with the rain tumbling down it was an easy walk to the pre-show tent.

Billed as a fresh mix of equestrian, performing arts, multimedia and special effects the staging was state of the art. The live band was also excellent.

Waiting for the show to start....

The show opens with a fun question and answer session that has the audience raising their hands to vote on some of the facts and figures that sit behind the show and provides a fun way to learn more about Cavalia before the first horse gallops out.

With tiered seating and an impressive 50 metre stage visibility was good, even though we were at the back of the middle section. The VIP and "horse lovers" seating would provide an excellent vantage point to enjoy the show.

First part of the show lasted about an hour with a 30 minute intermission and then twenty more minutes to the conclusion.
The show was professionally staged, the horses were magnificent and costuming made us feel like the performers had been lifted straight out of a travelling gypsy show in Russia.

Whilst we were not "amazed", left wanting more or "blown away" by any elements of the show, it was an enjoyable night out and you can see the love and respect the performers have for the animals.

Cavalia has a 4 week season- tickets available here.
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When: March 2013
Where: The Big Top
Cost: Varies
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