Cavalia’s 49 Horses Arrive in Burbank:



Cavalia performers on hand including:
Cavalia star Sylvia Zerbini working with her Arabian horses
Cavalia Equestrian Director Gregory Molina roman-riding

WHAT: The 49 equine celebrities of Cavalia, the world-renowned equestrian odyssey, will take their first steps in Downtown Burbank at the White Big Top located at 777 North Front Street at Burbank Blvd. and the Interstate 5 on Thursday, January 13 at 1:00pm. The trailers conveying the horses to their new stables are the last of the 80 semi-trailers necessary to transport the show. As the horses arrive at the world’s largest touring tent, final preparations are being made for Cavalia’s Premiere on January 19th. At this special event, media will have their first chance to see each of the 11 different breeds that are from the USA, Canada and Europe. The horses arrive after completing a wildly successful run in San Francisco, following a vacation in Santa Susana, California, before beginning their Los Angeles engagement.

In Cavalia, the horses are the stars. They range in age from 8-month-old rescue colts Rocky and Roucao to a Lusitano stallion named Edros, who is the eldest at 19 years old. There are no mares in the Cavalia stables. In fact, half of Cavalia’s stables are stallions; no other show features as many stallions, which are more difficult to train than geldings or mares, but are far more spirited performers. The stage is the full width of a football field, allowing these exquisite chargers and trotters enough space to gallop and play with the artists, creating a fascinating connection filled with trust and a real sense of partnership. 

Seen by more than 2.5 million people worldwide, Cavalia is a poetic tribute to horses. This multimedia extravaganza features 86 two- and four-legged artists, including the beautiful horses, riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers and live musicians. Cavalia is the brainchild of Cirque du Soleil co-founder, Normand Latourelle. Follow Cavalia’s latest developments at www.twitter.com/cavalia or www.facebook.com/cavalia

WHEN: 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 13, 2011.
WHERE: Downtown Burbank, 777 North Front Street at Burbank Blvd. and the Interstate 5. Parking available on site. 

VISUALS/MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: 

· Horses arriving and coming out of their trailers and settling into their stalls.
· Cavalia star Sylvia Zerbini working with her Arabian horses on her liberty act.
· Cavalia Equestrian Director Gregory Molina roman-riding
· Interviews available with Cavalia performers and trainers. 

For Photo Editors:
High resolution photos can be downloaded from www.cavalia.net/media, Username: media, Password: cavalia.

Media contacts:
Tim Choy, Peter Goldman l Davidson & Choy Publicity l 323-954-7510
(Peter Goldman cell day of: 213-500-8532; Tim Choy 323-697-5309) l [email protected]
Bradley Grill l Cavalia l (480) 309-1436 l [email protected]