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ARTANIA FEATURING RUSSIAN COSSACK WARRIORS & CIRQUE-STYLE ACROBATS PRESS PREVIEW TODAY
AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
Russian Circus Event Under the Big Top, Produced by Legendary Kantemirov Family of Cossack Riders, Making U.S. Debut March 14 – April 12, 2009
WHAT: Sam Houston Race Park and Live Nation present the U.S. debut of Artania, for a limited engagement run of 4 weeks only, March 14 through April 12, 2009. Join Artania’s artistic and creative director Mairbek Kantimerov, a decedent of the legendary Kantimerov family Cossack warriors, for an exclusive press conference and “Behind-the-Big-Top” tour of the show on Wednesday, March 4 at 11:30 a.m.
Artania features the legendary Kantemirov Family Cossack warriors, breath-taking horsemanship and cirques-style acrobatic artistry, with a cast of 55 aerial artists, acrobats and more under a large custom built air-controlled tent. The event features a mystical musical journey and an array of performers providing a mix of artistry, contortion, acrobatics, dance and more! Artania also includes 12 of the rarest Russian horses in ornate dressage, showcasing an extraordinary white albino and a horse with a bloodline dating back to Alexander the Great! The show is open to all ages. Tickets start at $29 and are available online at www.shrp.com and www.livenation.com or 800-211-3381.
WHO: Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility, located 15 minutes from downtown Houston, and offers a variety of attractions including 19 luxury suites overlooking the race track, The Pavilion Centre, and award-winning dining options at the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and Jockey Club. The Park’s newest addition, The Showgrounds, is an all-ages venue that hosts annual Country, Classic Rock and Contemporary concert events throughout the year. For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, please visit www.theshowgrounds.com.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY, 11:30 a.m.
- Press conference for Artania’s U.S. debut with remarks from the show’s artistic and creative director Mairbek Kantimerov;
- Behind-the-Big-Top Tour featuring preview of tent, performance ring, set & costume décor;
- Tour the stable area featuring 12 of the rarest Russian horses including the White Albino and the largest horse in the show;
- Demonstrations from the cirque-style performers.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, 2009
11:30 a.m. Press Conference & Behind-the-Big-Top Tour
WHERE: Under the Big Top at Sam Houston Race Park
7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W
Houston, Texas 77064
CONTACT: Gina Rotolo, Director of Communications, 832-368-6233 cell