It’s de rigueur to talk about the wow factor. But Cavalia is more about the “why?” factor.
Word of mouth, probably largely on the back of marketing hype, has it that this is a show short on gimmicks and big on heart. Nope. Don’t get me wrong: there are moments which embrace the spectacle of which the LA Times and other journals of record speak so highly and some reasonably creditable clowning. But such moments are overwhelmed by overblown projected backdrops, audiovisual content, special effects, illusions, holographic stallions and other stocking-stuffers. And there are almost as many spills as thrills.READ MORE