Okay readers. Quick now. What do you get when you put 65 horses and 124 performers on a 17,500- square- foot stage with a 58,000-square-foot big top, 70 tons of rigging and 40,000 gallons of water? What you get is an extraordinary performance of Odeysseo by Cavalia
Last Friday I had the pleasure of witnessing this performance in Mississauga next to the Hershey Centre and there never was a dull moment .
To see these well-groomed , well-trained animals perform amazing feats was itself a thrilling experience and the magnificent costumes with intricate designs were breath-taking.
Just imagine: performers on horseback communicating verbally with their animals which you thought did not understand English or French. And the animals responding to Canada’s two official languages.
Those with a special interest in set design will be blown away by the ” depth” of the stage that seems to flow back for miles. This effect is created by a series of projectors and screens and moving lights. Truly, an amazing technological feat.
And you must see the Africans – twelve of them in the cast are drummers and talented acrobats. They will have you sitting on the edge of your seat each time they do their ” tumbling act.”
The show which was due to close on July 23, has been extended for a few days.
Check Cavalia.com for more details.