The other weekend I had the opportunity to cover Cavalia’s Odysseounder the White Big Top as media, along with three of my most horse crazy friends. Boy, Oh boy were we all in for a treat! We were so close to the stage, front row to be exact, so we couldn’t get any closer unless we were going to be part of the show. As tempting as that thought was, we decided against that, and just watched, but not without constantly picking out which horses we wish we could be riding in the show as they’d prance on by during each act! 😉
Featuring 65 beautiful horses and 48 riders, amazing acrobats and aerialists, musicians playing live music from around the globe to celebrate the bond between man (or woman) and horse. The best part of all is that they announced that tickets to this amazing show are being extended for shows through March 13th!
No amount of words can truly describe the beauty of this show, you have to experience it for yourself. I will just share with you some of my favorite parts of the show to try to capture a fraction of the awesomeness that is to behold when you see it in person in all its glory.
In an enchanted forest, the horses roam freely while the sun is setting. The horses perform a beautiful liberty routine with their trainer, who you can tell they have a very special bond with her. My favorite part is the scene above, when they come together for one big horsey hug!
Premiering this week, it’s almost time for Odysseo! Wednesday evening is almost here which is when it will be show time for Cavalia’s Odysseo! The horses arrived last week after their luxurious 10 day vacation down near San Diego. I was lucky enough to catch some of the horses arriving and get a behind the scenes look at the preparation that has been going on to get this magical show ready for all of us to see! It has been 3 years since I last saw the show when it was here in Burbank and I cannot wait to share it with some of my most horse crazy friends here in Orange County!
So come take a look at all the work that has been going on to get the stage and the horses show ready!
Getting the footing for the stage ready is a lot of work! We also got a close-up look at the 18 ton Merry-Go-Round!
The Merry-Go-Round being lifted off the ground.
Standing on the 3-story high hill. Just imagine, all of these seats will be filled with people in just another day!
Then it was off to see the horses! Boy, did they make an entrance, red carpet and all for these super stars!
What kinds of horses does Odysseo have? Some of the breeds that make up the Odysseo herd include: Continue reading »
Disclosure: I received media tickets to attend the VIP tweet night in Burbank. I was not compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
D you know anyone who loves or admires the beauty and free-spirit of the horse? If you are as horse crazy and love horses as much as I do, then you’ll want to go and see anything Cavalia does. Artistic director and creator Normand Latourelle has created another masterpiece with a dreamlike setting that mixes inspiring acrobatics and high-tech theatrical effects. Cavalia’s “Odysseo” is an odyssey to different enchanting lands. It’s like a Disney Movie, but even more magical with all the colors and dancing ponies that prance into your heart. The show opened in Burbank, on February 27th, 2013 and runs until March 31st, 2013. I was ever so lucky to be invited out to their VIT (Very Important Tweep) Night on March 13th, 2013. You can bet I was beyond ecstatic to find out that after only dreaming of being able to go see this show, it was now becoming a reality, AND I was getting to go as a VIP? A week later, it still only seems like a dream! Lucky for me, I have many pictures (500ish) from this magical night to show that indeed this most special night DID happen. 😉
Here is a mini version of our night, and what you can expect as a Rendez-Vous VIP with Cavalia!
The 10-story, 110 foot tall White Big Top as seen from the 5 freeway in Burbank. We were so excited to see this, that we even missed our exit! Opps…