Cavalia Gallops Into Scottsdale

‘Odysseo’ marries equestrian skills, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects

Cavalia brings its horses to the Valley for new performances of Odysseo starting Feb. 21 and continuing through March 4. Odysseo marries equestrian skills, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects. The production will be presented under its signature White Big Top near Red Mountain 202 at McClintock Drive in Scottsdale.

Odysseo features 70 horses of 12 different breeds – Appaloosa, Arabian, Canadian Horse, Holsteiner, Lusitano, Paint Horse, Percheron Hanoverian Cross, Quarter Horse, Selle Français, Thoroughbred, Spanish Purebred (P.R.E.) and Warlander. No less than 50 riders, acrobats, dancers and musicians perform with the four-legged stars.

The $30-million production has grown considerably in size and scope since its world premiere in 2011, without losing its soul. The stage itself is nearly twice its original size, enabling larger-scale and even more cutting-edge performances.

Nomades PHOTO BY JAK WONDERLY

The new scenic space includes a 3-story-high mountain, recreating nature on stage. The vast space of freedom allows the horses and artists to display their intimate collaboration.

During the finale, a vertiginous virtual waterfall overhangs a lake. This was made possible by an underground drain system that releases 40,000 gallons of recycled water onto the stage, in which horses, riders and artists join to frolic.

Normand Latourelle founded Cavalia, a company that reimagines the equestrian and theatrical arts, in 2003. With its headquarters in Montreal, Cavalia is an integral part of Canada’s cultural heritage and the largest Canadian-owned cultural enterprise. Its expertise in high technology, multimedia and special effects creates unique experiences. Its first show, Cavalia, has been seen by more than 4 million people across North America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Asia since its 2003 debut. Odysseo, the company’s second show, has toured to rave reviews and public acclaim since its 2011 premiere.


Cavalia Odysseo

Feb.  21 – April 2

Under the White Big Top in Scottsdale, raised near Red Mountain 202 at McClintock Drive, Scottsdale

For more information/tickets, visit cavalia.com or call 1-866-999-8111.

 

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