Last night Dewey and I got the chance to attend Odysseo by Cavalia. It was social media night so I got special permission to take photos during the show. Since Odysseo by Cavalia will be in Calgary a few more weeks and traveling extensively, I thought I would share my shots & my thoughts on the show.
Odysseo is a beautiful show with 70 horses and 50 artists performing amazing and beautiful scenes. However, one thing to note that the horses aren’t the only amazing part of the show. The acrobats are amazing!
Here is a video I took of the acrobat group that appeared throughout the show. You could hear the crowd gasping throughout the show!
The background of the show is a giant screen 4 times the size of an IMAX screen. The images shown on the screen change depending on the part of the show. When you are first in the show, you don’t realize there is a giant hill of dirt between you and the screen. The riders come up the back of the hill so it seems like they appear out of thin air.
The sheer number of horses on the stage at any one time is amazing to me. They are so well trained and you can tell that they enjoy the show. They perform for the performers so that they get a pat on the head. When we went backstage, I was surprised (and happy) to see the performers bathing the horses and getting them ready for bedtime. You can tell that they have a huge connection.
I loved seeing the amazing costumes throughout the night. My favorite costumes were the ones at the very beginning and near the end. They were worn by the women stand riding two horses. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture.
The carousel portion of the show was my favorite part. I can’t believe how strong and talented the acrobats are. I don’t see how half of the tricks they did are even humanly possible!
These are just a few moments from the show. I was engaged in watching so I didn’t want to spend a ton of time taking photos and videos.
After the show was complete, we got to go on a tour of the backstage area and meet the horses. It was very interesting to get to see all the horses up close and see what breed they were. Such beautiful animals! You can add the Rendevous package to your ticket to be able to go backstage and have a pre-show buffet dinner (which was delish!).
The show didn’t start until 8pm, so I was very glad I didn’t bring Evan with me. I think this is a great show for kids if you have the right kind of kid. My 14 year old step daughter would LOVE it but I’m not sure about Evan. I think he might be too fidgety. If you want to take younger children, I would definitely recommend an earlier show. I also really loved the Rendevous buffet though it is VERY crowded. So if you go with that option, go early.
Have you gone to Odysseo by Cavalia? What did you think?
Odysseo by Cavalia
Prices and Seating Chart (We were in Seat 47 & 47 in section E. The seats were fantastic.)
Disclosure: I was hosted by Cavalia for their Social Media Night. As always, all opinions are my own.