A horse is a horse, of course, of course... unless it is part of Cavalia, a breathtaking spectacle of equestrian arts performed under a 100-foot-high big top. Often called the "Cirque du Soliel of horses," this lavish multimedia spectacle was founded by one of Cirque's founders, Normand Latourelle, yet the unique combination of horse and human feats makes this show unlike any other. Fifty horses comprise the animal team, who perform with graceful human counterparts in dressage, trick riding, flying sequences, ball balancing , bungee jumping and intricate, ballet-like choreography. What really takes your breath away --- aside from musical score, lighting and sounds effects, costumes and setting --- is the human-equestrian connection. If you never cared for horses before, this will certainly change your mind.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 19. Continues through Feb. 6, 2011