I am so grateful for the wonderful opportunity I got to attend the Blind Touch Backstage Tour at Cavalia recently, through the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library. The performers who led the tour were super friendly and were willing to answer any questions I had. I loved meeting, feeding and grooming the horses.
Tango was the horse who liked me the most, and we became good friends :D. I feel very privileged to have groomed him for as long as I wanted, which was a very long time. The management at Cavalia had a surprise for everyone who attended their special tour: four free tickets to watch the show.
There was a photojournalist from our local TV station, Komo4 News, who took some video clips and interviewed me. The video he made is on the Komo News blog (opens in new window/tab): Komo4 News Vidoe of Cavalia Blind Touch Tour
What an amazing show! We had seats close to the stage where I could experience all the action. There was much dancing and prancing of horses, as the acrobats gracefully twirled, swung, and jumped. I witnessed amazing feats of skill, like performers with a foot on each of two horses, riding up and down the hills, or hanging upside down from the side of the horses as they galloped around in a circle. Colorful scenery constantly rolled by and costumes billowed behind the graceful riders. Enchanting live music and a singer with a beautiful voice made the show flow so smoothly. It was an awesome experience, and I would love to return.
The goal of my blog is to increase awareness of childhood glaucoma and other eye diseases, and to unite kids like me living with visual impairment.