The internationally acclaimed entertainment company Cavalia pushes the limits of live entertainment once again with its latest production Odysseo – a $30 million extravaganza that expands the definition of performance into an epic experience that is astonishing audiences and wowing critics across North America. Just in time for this year’s holiday season, the world’s largest touring production will make its Bay Area debut under the White Big Top in Lot A at AT&T Park with performances beginning Thursday, November 19, 2015.
Following Cavalia, the Montreal company’s original and eponymous production which enjoyed extended sold-out engagements in San Francisco and San Jose, Odysseo transports spectators to a whole new level of beauty, grace, and magic featuring 70 magnificent horses and 45 talented riders, acrobats, dancers, and musicians. Odysseo is a true revolution in live entertainment with an impressive list of superlatives: the world’s largest touring production, the largest touring tent on Earth (the surface covered by the White Big Top is 68,000 square feet, equal to an NFL Football field), the biggest stage (17,500 square feet), the most breathtaking visual effects, and the greatest number of horses at liberty.
With a production nearly double the size of Cavalia, Odysseo is an immersive theatrical experience in which horses are still the stars, but this time are presented not only with riders, acrobats and aerialists, but with a state-of-the-art video screen three times the size of the world’s largest cinema screens. Odysseo takes the audience on a soulful journey to some of nature’s greatest wonders, from the Mongolian steppes to Monument Valley, from the African Savanna to Nordic glaciers, from the Sahara to Easter Island, and even to a lunar landscape, illuminated by shooting stars and brilliant nebulas.
This remarkable celebration of horse and man, imagined by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil, marries the spectacular with the poetic. Since its Montreal world premiere in 2011, the Odysseo cast has already mesmerized more than 1.5 million spectators in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.