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February 16, 2012

SEATTLE, WA—February 14, 2012 – Due to the continued strong demand after the sale of nearly 60,000 tickets for Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse, Cavalia has extended its Seattle run for the third time and final time. Cavalia, playing since January 20 under the White Big Top at Marymoor Park, will now perform through Sunday, March 4.

“The reception we’ve received in Seattle has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic,” said Normand Latourelle, Cavalia's founder and artistic director. He added: "Not only has the show been embraced by horse lovers, but also by those who enjoy innovative arts, and we see a lot of families – children, parents and grandparents, coming out to enjoy this unique and rare experience and to create memories that will last a lifetime.”

Latourelle is the visionary creator of Cavalia. Since co-founding Cirque du Soleil, he has become renowned for his large-scale innovative productions that take spectators to new realms.Cavalia, a celebration of the relationship that humans and horses share, is charged with poetry and pure emotion, combining acrobatics, dance, aerial artistry and live music with the stunning addition of magnificent horses. Hailed by critics everywhere it has been performed, the reception in Seattle has been no exception. The Seattle Times’ Misha Berson calledCavalia, “An amazing dream. A beguiling spectacle of acrobatic and equestrian prowess and phantasmagorical optics.”, Craig Sailor from the Tacoma News Tribune commented “the interaction between the horse and the audience was intense.” while Marcie Stoetzel from the Lake Stevens Journal concurs “It was almost surreal to see these majestic creatures dance, prance, and perform their way across the stage.”

TICKETS – For its exclusive run in Seattle, Cavalia will be presented under its White Big Top at King County’s Marymoor Park at 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. in Redmond. Tickets are on sale now and are priced from $54.50 to $124.50 plus applicable fees. For guests who desire an extraordinary outing, the show can be customized for an extended experience from $139.50 to $199.50, including a Horse Lovers Package that lets patrons tour Cavalia’s stables after the show, and the VIP Rendez-Vous Package that includes the post-show stable tour, a cocktail/dinner reception and much more. Special pricing is also available for children (2-12), juniors (13-17), and senior citizens (65+).


Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Cavalia Inc. operates two separate touring shows, Cavalia and Odysseo, both of which marry the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels. Cavalia, seen by some 3.5 million people across North America and Europe since its 2003 debut, celebrates the relationship between humans and horses by loosely recounting the evolution of this bond. Odysseo, which premiered in autumn 2011, takes the next step, leading viewers on a journey through some of the breathtaking landscapes horses have helped humans discover around the globe. Follow Cavalia Inc.’s latest developments at or


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