If you live in the Phoenix area, I’m sure you’ve seen the giant, white, circus-like, tent in Scottsdale. I remember seeing it last year and wondering what the heck it was. It’s a big top especially for Cavalia’s Odysseo show. The show, created by a founder of Cirque du Soleil, features 56 horses and 43 artists (from acrobats to musicians). Logan and I had the privilege of attending a preview of Cavalia’s Odysseo today and it was AMAZING. Like over the top amazing!
First, we were shown into the VIP tent (because that’s how me and my 2 year old roll) and got to hang out and enjoy complimentary beverages with the rest of the press peeps. We were given Cavalia programs, which are just as gorgeous as the show itself and a CD filled with the beautiful music from the show (which we listened to on the way home). Right before the show started, we were escorted to our awesome seats and got to hear from the creator himself.
I was a little nervous about how my very active and also very sensitive 2 year old would respond to the show, but he LOVED it. I wish I would have taken a video of him waving to the horses as they glided across the stage, it was priceless. He was totally mesmerized, as was I. Pictures really can’t do this show justice, you just have to experience it! It is premiering in AZ tomorrow, December 19th, and will be here through January 13th. You really don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime experience! If you live in the Burbank, CA area, it premiers there in February. Visit the Cavalia website for more details.
From the press release: The internationally acclaimed Cavalia pushes the limits of live entertainment with its newest production that is now touring the globe. Created by one of the founders of Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia’s Odysseo is a theatrical experience, an ode to horse and man that marries the equestrian arts, awe inspiring acrobatics and high-tech theatrical effects. Set under a 10-story tall White Big Top, audiences will be transported around the world as 56 horses and an international cast of artists play and demonstrate their intimate bond. The 15,000 square foot stage features a real carousel and a magically appearing 80,000 gallon lake in front of a stunning video backdrop the size of 3 IMAX screens. Odysseo is a two-hour dream that will move the heart and touch the soul. It is an evening that the audience will never forget.
Fine print: I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events. As always, all opinions are my own.