Odysseo’s exceptional white big top is a mix of art, technology and advanced engineering. In order to break through the limitations of standard big top tents, Odysseo removed the usual supporting masts from the stage and shifted the weight of the structure to three arches above the tent. This allowed the creative team to design an immense stage with a three-story high mountain and gave the horses and the artists the space they need to play together and perform breathtaking numbers. The tent can support 80 tons of equipment allowing for mind-blogging theatrical effects, including a majestic life-sized merry-go round.
The 3 arches are 83 feet high by 203 feet wide. A total of 173 different types of motors run all of the suspended equipment including a mechanical carousel.
As the largest touring tent in the world, the White Big Top is equal to an NFL football field. The Odysseo Village is comprised of 5 tents, including stables for our 65 horses.
10K tons of stone, dirt and sand are required to build the massive stage. An underground drain system creates an impressive 40k gallon lake.
20 semi-trucks are required to transport the White Big Top. The installation requires 26 motors and a 276 ton mechanical crane.
Audiences of all ages are passionately rediscovering the century-old relationship between human and horse. As friends, partners and inseparable performers on stage, over 100 horses & artists lead spectators on a great journey in a world of dreams where, together, they discover some of the planet’s most unforgettable landscapes. The poetry flowing from this grand adventure shines a light on a more humane world where human and horse may live in harmony. Odysseo is first and foremost a work that feeds the soul. This live multidimensional voyage is a veritable revolution in live entertainment production. Layers of mesmerizing decor combined with gravity-defying acrobatic and aerial stunts and the staggering effects created by state-of-the-art scenery makes this immense stage a feast for the eyes. This larger-than-life show sends hearts racing, but it is also a feast for the eyes that succeeds in delivering the spectacular with soul.