Cavalia is the new MUST see show in Australia and if all the media hype has not piqued your interest then maybe this review will tempt you a little more.
When we were invited to attend the opening night of Cavalia in Brisbane (Australia) we were excited but didn’t really know much about it. The numerous flags and billboards around the city really built up our anticipation and expectation.
At no fault of the producers of Cavalia (unless they can control the weather outside) the rain poured and it poured and whilst the gigantic princess castle white top was dry, the walk in and out to our seating was not. It was raining with puddles and we not only got soaked walking from the car park, we got wet walking from the entrance (food, drinks, merchandise) to our seats and once again at intermission.
The show – It was as theatrical as you could expect and the set’s were amazing. At the start the horse was stepping in water and then next section the water was gone? How? The music was mesmerizing and the horses looked stunning.
If you are into horse shows and horse jumping, you would probably be disappointed with the performances. On the other hand, if you had no interest in horses you would not be able to appreciate just how hard it is to get a horse to move, let along dance/prance around.
As with our Cirque du Soleil review last year, we wished it had started earlier. (Saturday and Sunday are the best days to go as there are day performances but these are selling out fast)
Here are 2 tips if you’re planning to attend the show.
1: Don’t wear heels. There is a rubber matting down for flooring and it has small holes at the joins. I really wished I was looking down more often to avoid continually stepping on the lines (clearly I didn’t play the Crack jumping game enough as a child).
2: Either arrive early around 6:30 to grab a seat in the waiting area or go late. The cattle holding tent as I liked to call it was packed (no outside space due to rain). With 2 kids it was impossible to move left or right and if you were claustrophobic – well god have mercy on your soul.
Tickets and Show information can be found here Cavalia.com.au - The show will also be touring the rest of the metros in Australia after its run in Brisbane.
Tickets start at $59 (partially obstructed) – $289.00
By Shellie Wilson