Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse is an innovative multi-media and multi-disciplinary production created by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of famed Cirque du Soleil, currently performing in San Diego. The show is performing through Dec. 30, under its signature White Big Top, in the parking lot adjacent to Petco Park, downtown.
Patch readers have a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to the 8 p.m. show on Saturday, Dec. 22. All you need to do is leave a comment telling us why you want the tickets. A winner will be selected at random. All comments must be in by 6 p.m. PST on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The winner will be announced 8 a.m. PST on Thursday, Dec. 20.
Enjoyed by some 3.5 million people, Cavalia is a lavish production involving 50 magnificent horses and featuring 42 riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers and musicians from all over the world. A show unlike any other, Cavalia celebrates the relationship between humans and horses, virtually reinventing the equestrian arts.
In Cavalia, horses cavort with the many artists in front of a constantly changing digital background projected onto a 200-feet wide screen, drawing spectators into dream-like virtual environments. Unlike traditional horse shows, Cavalia’s audience faces a single 160-foot-wide stage which allows the horses space to gallop at full speed, at times running completely free, unfettered by bridles or halters. Cavalia takes place under a white, 26,264-square-foot big top, rising some 110-feet high that gives the horses an ample playground to perform with their trainers and artists.
Must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. Winner will be selected in a random drawing. The winner will receive four tickets to see Cavalia on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. PST. Approximate retail value of tickets: $438. Click the PDF above for complete Official Rules.