The hubby gave me another surprise yesterday. First surprise was the staycation at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore last month. Now, a trip to watch Cavalia, a circus show featuring lots of handsome horses.

Waiting for the show to start

Our show was supposed to be the last Singapore show, but they had extended their shows till 5th October 2014. And it seems that for our seats' category, it is a little cheaper for the extended shows. Ahh.. Lugi. LOL.

Nevertheless, it was a great show. Exciting, interesting and beautiful. I like the second half more. At the start of the show, they had this "interactive" quiz, which many participated. Interesting.

No photography was allowed during the show. This was taken at the end of the show. A standing ovation for the performers.

The only downside is that we had to climb 50 steps up to our seats, there is only one container for the male toilet (not that it affects me LOL), vs 3 containers for the female toilets, and the food and drinks were pretty expensive. We spent $15 for a bottle of plain water, a bottle of Mug rootbeer and one pack of popcorn.

Conceived by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of famed Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia is a fresh mix of equestrian and performing arts, multimedia and special effects, innovatively integrating acrobatics, dance, aerial stunts and live music.

The show - often labelled as an equestrian ballet  - combines advanced technology and the fundamental relationship that humans have developed with horses throughout time; enabling us to build bridges between cultures, to expand civilization and now to produce the purest form of art, one created through kindness, patience, and love. A show unlike any other, Cavalia celebrates the relationship between humans and horses, virtually reinventing the equestrian arts.

Delightful, thrilling and poignant, Cavalia is a harmonious celebration of beauty and nature encompassing imagery that whisks the spectator’s imagination around the earth over land and sea by displaying a vast array of equestrian and performing arts. Supported by state-of-the-art multimedia, Cavalia is an epic adventure, a fantastic demonstration of horsemanship that transports the audience into virtual environments.

The horses cavort with the many artists in front of a constantly changing digital background projected onto a 60 metre-wide screen. Each image projected on the immense cyclorama is first hand-painted and then finalised by graphic designers. To project these breathtaking backdrops, Cavalia uses 20 projectors as powerful as those illuminating the grandest movie theaters. This method of set design is unique to Cavalia and allows the audience to be immersed into dream-like environments.


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