ODYSSEO TO BE PRESENTED IN SAN JOSE
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SAN JOSE CAVALIA PRESENTS ITS LATEST CREATION ODYSSEO – OPENS SEPTEMBER 14 2016 – TICKETS ON SALE NOW
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (July 25, 2016) #OdysseoSJ – Following a wildly successful run in San Francisco last year, which charmed more than 82,000 spectators of all ages, Odysseo – Cavalia’s latest theatrical production that expands the definition of performance into an epic experience – will make its South Bay debut under the White Big Top in San Jose with shows beginning September 14, 2016. Tickets for Odysseo in San Jose are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.cavalia.net or by calling 1-866-999-8111.
With a $30 million production, nearly double the size of the company’s eponymous show Cavalia that enjoyed an extended sold-out engagement in San Jose four years ago, Odysseo is an immersive theatrical experience that marries the equestrian arts, stage arts, and high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels. A show unlike any other on the planet, Odysseo brings the audiences to a live Hollywood-style movie set, where the moving interactions between human and horse are at the heart of the action. On an enormous stage, layers of mesmerizing decor are combined with live music, gravity-defying acrobatics, mesmerizing aerial stunts and inspiring HD projections, all of which make Odysseo the first 6D show in the world. With a state-of-the-art video screen three times the size of the world’s largest cinema screens, as well as a three-story mountain for dazzling perspectives and a real lake – the last of which magically appears for a splashing finale – Odysseo truly pushes the limits of live entertainment.
While the audacity, inventiveness and striking technical display of Odysseo may boggle the mind, this magnificent equestrian odyssey also aims to feed the soul. For a few hours, the spectators set off to discover new horizons on a soulful journey to some of nature’s greatest wonders, and get to experience a waking dream in a world where beauty, serenity and hope reign.
Thanks to the staggering effects created by cutting edge scenery, to the 65 magnificent horses and 48 talented riders, acrobats, dancers, and musicians, Odysseo transports the spectators to a whole new level of beauty, grace, and magic. A larger-than-life show and a true revolution in live entertainment, Odysseo can be described with an impressive list of superlatives: the world’s largest touring production; the largest touring tent on Earth (the surface covered by the White Big Top is 106,700 square feet, equal to an NFL football field); the biggest stage (17,500 square feet); the most breathtaking visual effects; and the greatest number of horses at liberty.
This remarkable celebration of horse and man, imagined by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil, marries the spectacular with the poetic.
Since its Montreal world premiere in 2011, the Odysseo cast has already mesmerized more than 1.5 million spectators in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
Odysseo received unanimous critical acclaim following its San Francisco opening in November 2015. The San Francisco Chronicle gave the show its highest rating, calling it: « An enthralling equestrian epic and about as gorgeous as it gets. Utterly compelling. Stunning. Beyond spectacular. »
The San Jose Mercury News agreed, declaring, « Riveting Odysseo will steal your heart. One of the most gobsmacking spectacles I’ve ever encountered. A spellbinding display of power and precision.”
Radio and television also chimed in, calling Odysseo, “Truly one of a kind entertainment. Takes you from laughter to awe inspiring gasps in a single leap.” (KGO Radio), “A spellbinding magical alchemy between horse and man. The show of the year.” (KCBS Radio), “Seemingly effortless perfection. Heart stopping.” (KRON TV) and “It’s an experience, not just a show. Fills the heart with joy.” (KOIT Radio).
TICKETS – Tickets are priced from $29.50 to $154.50 + applicable taxes and fees. For a memorable evening, the Rendez-Vous package offers the best seats in the house, exquisite buffet-dining before the show, open bar, desserts during intermission and an exclusive visit of the stables after the show. This unique VIP experience takes place in a tent alongside the White Big Top. The Rendez-Vous package prices range from $129.50 to $264.50 + applicable taxes and fees. Special pricing and packages also available for groups, children (2-12), juniors (13-17) and seniors (65+).
ABOUT CAVALIA INC. – Cavalia Inc. is an entertainment company that specializes in the creation, production and touring of innovative shows. Founded by Normand Latourelle, the company reimagines the equestrian and theatrical arts. With its headquarters in Montreal, Cavalia Inc. is an integral part of Canada’s cultural heritage, and the largest Canadian-owned cultural enterprise. Its expertise in high technology, multimedia and special effects creates magical, unique, never-before-seen experiences. Its first show, Cavalia, has been seen by more than 4 million people across North America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and Asia since its 2003 debut. Odysseo, the company’s second show, has toured to rave reviews and public acclaim since its 2011 premiere. Follow Cavalia’s latest developments at www.twitter.com/cavalia or www.facebook.com/cavalia. #OdysseoSJ
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