Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


You know, it really is good to have friends in high places.

I had the great luck of attending a media preview of Cavalia yesterday. My friend, Jeni, is one of the team marketing Cavalia in Minnesota and she invited me because I have a blog, a boatload of horses and I sometime actually write about them. I always knew those beasties would come in handy.....

This is a visually stunning performance and one my paltry attempts at photographing cannot come anywhere close to capturing. We got a forty-five minute preview of the two hour show and the only word which comes to mind is "wow". The people and horses involved in the production are superior in  training and abilities. The creator of this production is Normand Latourelle, the co-founder of Cirque du Soleil, which gives you an idea of the quality and scope of this show. Magnificent horses meet beauty in acrobatic motion wrapped in a surreal setting.

You will forgive me for the repeated photos of the greys, but I am a sucker for a beautiful face and therefore focused in on one that has a certain something I am familiar with!

Either these are very good actors, or everyone, horses and humans, like their job. There was a  jubilance that was contagious throughout the performance. It almost made me want to join the circus! But then, I realize I already have a life which often resembles a three-ring circus, so I guess I'll stay here.

Chevaux, Mesdames et Messieurs, vous etes magnifiques!


  1. Wow, I bet it was an amazing show! Your pictures are just beautiful!

  2. What I would give to have been there with my camera. Amazing!

  3. Judy, they wil be in Atlanta!

    Lori, they are also going to be in Toronto. : )

    I was lucky to be able to get some photos, although I don't have the proper skills. They do not allow photos during the show, so it was a gift.

  4. Would love to see Cavalia some day. I was thinking the same thing....all of the people in the photos look like they are having the time of their lives. Not a fake smile, but a real one.


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