Cavalia presents Odysseo in Irvine under the big white tent. (Betsy Johnson/Lariat)
Cavalia presents “Odysseo,” a traveling show featuring 65 horses of varying breeds and nearly 50 performers, now through March 27 under the White Big Tent in Irvine near the juncture of the I-405 & the SR-133 freeways.
“Odysseo” combines equestrian and stage arts with high-tech theatrical effects under a tent covering a stage about the size of a football field in this 2 hours, 30 minute show. The horses as well as the actors come from across the globe. Along with the riders, the show includes acrobats, aerialists, dancers and musicians.
For the riders, it takes time to develop the artistic relationship essential for this type of routine.
“For some horses to be trained it can take years or a couple months, depends on the horse, depends on the trainer,” said Cavalia spokesperson Joice Truban Curry. “The horse’s age range from 4-16 years old, most riders when they come here they specialize in one or two different things then train as they go.”
The show opened on Sunday, February 7 with an exclusive VIP, star-studded red carpet gala and on it’s first night, entertained more than 2,000 guests, according to a press release. Due to popular demand, Cavalia recently announced it would extend its stay until Sunday, March 27, when the show moves to Salt Lake City.
Ticket prices begin at $29.50 for both evening and matinee performances. The entrance is located at 16576 Laguna Canyon Road. For further information, visit cavalia.net.