I had the opportunity see the Cavalia Odysseo show under the White Big Top that features 65 beautiful horses and 48 riders, incredible acrobats and aerialists, and musicians in a beautiful journey around the globe, celebrating the bond between the two species. Honestly, it is an experience. You’re not going to want to miss Cavalia Odysseo while it’s here in Southern California now through Janauary 8th.
I was invited to Social Media night at Cavalia, so that I could share my experience with you, my devoted readers. As media, we had the unique experience of Cavalia’s RENDEZ-VOUS VIP Package which includes access to the private RENDEZ-VOUS VIP Lounge 90 minutes before the show, during the intermission and after the show:
- Center-row seats
- VIP Pass
- Full meal buffet dining served before the show
- Wine, bubbly and beer at will
- Dessert Buffet, coffee and tea served during intermission
- Exclusive stables tour after the show
- Odysseo souvenir
The buffet dining was delicious. A blend of couscous salad, hummus, tomato and olive salad, beef medallions, marinated shrimp and more. Spirits included wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea. A beautiful setting, we were able to watch snippets of the show via DVD screens scattered throughout, mingle along the cozy couches or dine at the tables provided. A gift shop was also on hand to pick up additional souvenirs and beautiful sketches of horses were scattered throughout.
Then the Odysseo show begins in an enchanted forest where horses freely roam while the sun is setting. I was amazed at how the horses just gracefully walked out into the center of the ring like each one knew exactly where to stand. Their handlers/actors slowly walked out and you could see the connection they had with these beautiful creatures. Then we were transported on a journey to some of nature’s greatest wonders through the state-of-the-art video screen three times the size of the world’s largest cinema screens.
We went on a journey with the Cavalia Odysseo show and cast through the Mongolian steppes to Monument Valley; from the African savannah to Nordic glaciers; from the Sahara to Easter Island, and even to a lunar landscape, illuminated by shooting stars and brilliant nebulas. A three-story mountain adds to the natural landscape of the setting while the horses and their riders display unique equestrian and acrobatic techniques.
Set details: Hard to believe, but the stage, a section of which rises into a three story tall hill, is made of 10,000 tons of rock, earth and sand that is brought in and sculpted to create the mountain which the animals and artists perform.
Cavalia Odysseo has 120 artists that work along side 65 horses of 11 beautiful breeds including Appaloosa, Arabian, Ardennais, Belgians, Canadian, and Comtois. My favorite aspects of the performance is when the horses perform “liberty” where they roam freely, without harnesses or saddles and work with the artists via voice commands. It’s simply magical to watch with 350 costumes and beautiful set design.
In the final scene, a lake made of 40,000 gallons of recycled water, magically appears as the acrobats, aerialists and horses perform in a splashing finale.
Cavalia Odysseo show will be in Orange County through January 8th so be sure to snag some tickets:
Cavalia Odysseo TICKETS – Tickets are priced from $29.50 to $144.50 + applicable taxes and fees.
Special pricing and packages also available for VIP, groups, children (2-12), juniors (13-17) and seniors (65+).
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