DAWSON CREEK, B.C. The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions will take centre stage at the EnCana Events Centre at the South Peace Community Multiplex in Dawson Creek with three performances on July 18, 2009 (2 p.m. and a 7:30 p.m.) and July 19, 2009 (2 p.m.) Tickets can be purchased at the Tiger Box Office Plus, the Dawson Co-op High Performance Ticket Outlet, 1-877-339-TIXX (8499), or www.dawsonco-optickets.com.
The ?World Famous? LIPIZZANER STALLIONS includes many of the traditional movements and exercises presented at the world-renowned Spanish Riding School of Vienna. While maintaining a classical presentation of the Lipizzaner, also featured is the forefather of the Lipizzaner ? the Spanish Andalusian. Other exciting departures from tradition include a rousing number set to the big band music of the swing era.
Many of the horses and riders who appear in this 38th Anniversary edition were handpicked by producer Gary Lashinsky to perform in this family oriented arena attraction. Over the years, more than twenty-five million people throughout North and South America, The United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and Hawaii have seen this internationally acclaimed spectacle.
The graceful dance of the Lipizzaner Stallions is a breathtaking ballet over 400 years in the making. A highlight of the performance is their spectacular leaps and maneuvers known as the ?Airs Above the Ground? which were born in the fury of the battlefield. Now these stunning maneuvers are preserved as an equestrian work of art that you can witness from the safety of your seat!
The Lipizzan is a rare and unique breed; its history and culture is known worldwide. The Walt Disney movie The Miracle of the White Stallions, depicting General George S. Patton saving them at the end of World War II from certain extinction, created an even greater worldwide interest in the Lipizzaner breed. Had it not been for Patton, there would be no Lipizzans today.
Harkening back to a time when the horse was a symbol of grace and majesty, the LIPIZZANER STALLIONS are a fun and entertaining family experience. One does not need to be a horse lover to enjoy the skill and beauty of the ?The Dancing White Stallions?. This is just one of many events planned for the 4,500 seat EnCana Events Centre in the coming year and the centre is geared up for concerts, ice skating, family shows and a myriad of other events operated by Global-Spectrum. With over 81 facilities across North America, Philadelphia-based Global-Spectrum is one of the fastest growing firms in public assembly facility management, and is part of one of the world?s largest sports and entertainment companies, Comcast-Spectacor (www.comcast-spectacor.com).
Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, a regional sports programming network, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, and Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company and 3601 Creative Group, a full-service in-house advertising agency. In a partnership with Disson Skating, Comcast-Spectacor annually produces 10 nationally televised figure skating spectaculars on NBC.