Last week, we watched the opening of Odysseo, the new adventure by Cavalia under the gleaming White Big Top in Irvine. We did not know too much about the show except that it involved horses, so as we took our seats, we were pretty excited. What followed was a show unlike any we had seen – it combined 48 riders, acrobats, aerialists, musicians and 65 horses on stage!
First of all, there was the impressive White Big Top at the junction of the 405 FWY and 133. It’s like a magical tent that popped out of nowhere, which houses all the actors, dancers, riders, musicians, and horses involved in the projection! A traveling circus, if you will, a real village.
Watch the video here:
And then there was the show:
There is no narrator or narrative to the show. In one way, it makes the show kind of universal and fit for any age, but in another way, my kids and I felt the show could benefit from some kind of storyline. It is almost like separate acts set to ethereal music and amazing effects that make you wonder, how’d they do that?
If you love horses, Odysseo will surely move you.
My family’s personal favorite — these energetic dancers/acrobats.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly show to experience, and especially if you or your kids are into horses, this is the show for you.
Here’s some ticket info from Odysseo by Cavalia: Tickets are priced from $29.50 to $144.50 + applicable taxes and fees. For a memorable evening, the Rendez-Vous package offers the best seats in the house, exquisite buffet-dining before the show, open bar, desserts during intermission and an exclusive visit of the stables after the show. This unique VIP experience takes place in a tent alongside the White Big Top. The Rendez-Vous package prices range from $149.50 to $269.50 + applicable taxes and fees. Special pricing and packages also available for groups, children (2-12), juniors (13-17) and seniors (65+).
WHAT: ODYSSEO, the new adventure by Cavalia
WHEN: Matinee and evening performances scheduled through March 13
WHERE: Under the White Big Top in Orange Countyat the junction of the I-405 & the SR-133 in Irvine
TICKETS: Available at www.cavalia.net and by calling 1-866-999-8111.
Note: All photos in this post were provided by Odysseo.