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Monday, March 19, 2012

'Cavalia' a dreamy tribute to horses

BY JANE HENDERSON
from:st. louis post-dispatch.com 
Sunday, March 18, 2012 
Lullabies of pretty little horses, dappled and gray, send us to sleep. Dramatic images of wild herds grace decorators' walls.

Horses have shared our tents and campfires, plowed our fields, carried us in war and served as our main mode of transportation for thousands of years. Mythic white horses with a horn or wings have symbolized poetry, freedom, the spiritual world or the even the human soul.

And, to kill the romantic mood, horses have also ended up feeding us.

Without the horse, the history of humanity would have been different. Unimaginably, inarguably different.

Now, most horses in this country are considered pets, not essential to our lives or work. Of course, this makes many people love them all the more.

For audiences who delight in watching or riding horses comes Cavalia, an immense production of four-legged and two-legged performers who combine some of the high-flying artistry of Cirque du Soleil with an impressionistic tribute to the human-horse bond.

The show opens Wednesday and runs through April 8, although the date may be extended if tickets sell well. It's the first time the 9-year-old equestrian spectacle has come to St. Louis.


Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/theatre/cavalia-a-dreamy-tribute-to-horses/article_251b7daa-709e-11e1-a9b3-0019bb30f31a.html#ixzz1pXHfYetC





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