Aussie performers set to shine in Cavalia

Six-month-old Brisbane foal Showman is ready for his theatrical debut in Cavalia.
Six-month-old Brisbane foal Showman is ready for his theatrical debut in Cavalia. Seanna Cronin

TWO young Brisbane foals are the new stars of the international theatre show Cavalia.

Six-month-old paint horses Showman and Glory will feature in the show's opening number.

The foals are the latest additions to the talented cast, making its Australia debut in Brisbane tomorrow night.

Cavalia features 42 horses and 36 human performers specializing in everything from trick riding and acrobatics to dancing and music.

Another Aussie starring in the show is Gold Coast-born gymnast Bianca Ruyssenaers, who has been touring with the company for the past six months.


The largest touring show in the world, Cavalia is the brainchild of Cirque Du Soleil co-founder Normand Latourelle.

Despite the recent wet weather, the show's signature White Big Top is up and the cast and crew are ready for tomorrow's opening night performance, which is also Cavalia's 200th show.

"We've never done a set up in so much rain," said Latourelle.

Celebrities expected to walk the red carpet include singer Kate Miller-Heidke, chef Matt Moran, fashion leaders Pam Easton and George Wu, athlete Hayley Bateup and players from the Broncos, Lions, The Roar and the Gold Coast Suns.

Cavalia opens tomorrow night and plays Brisbane through March 31 before continuing to Sydney in May and Melbourne in August.

Tickets are on sale at the Cavalia website or by calling 1800 765 955.

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