HORSE ARRIVAL IN SAN JOSE
ODYSSEO’S 65 FOUR-LEGGED STARS ARRIVE IN SAN JOSE! WITH ONLY 7 DAYS BEFORE OPENING NIGHT, THE WORLD’S LARGEST TOURING PRODUCTION PUTS THE FINAL TOUCHES ON ITS PREPARATIONS.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (Thursday, September 8, 2016) #OdysseoSJ – Sixty-five majestic horses, stars of the 30-million dollar theatrical production Odysseo, are taking up residence in their new home in downtown San Jose after enjoying a ten-day vacation in the lush fields of a nearby farm in Hollister. The specially equipped trailers transporting the four-legged stars to their spacious stable tent, erected adjacent to Odysseo’s massive White Big Top next to HWY 87 at Julian St Exit, were the last to arrive of the 110 semi-trailer trucks necessary to move the biggest touring show on earth from its last stop in Portland. Upon their arrival in their new home, the horses will start rehearsals and reconnect with their two-legged co-stars.
Before, during and after transport, a 20-person stables team including trainers, veterinarian, health technicians and grooms create a comfortable environment and provide daily health care, grooming and activities. Once settled in the 17,200 square-foot stable tent, the horses each have a designated box with ample space to stretch, lie down, sprawl out, roll and relax. They always have the same neighbors to ensure a familiar and comforting environment in each city.
Every day the horses get their share of pampering, including showers, grooming, massages, workshops with their riders, and outings to the paddocks where they roam and play. The performance aspect for each horse lasts roughly 12 minutes. The rest of their daily activities include warm-up, recouping, grooming and free time.Odysseo’s horse training is based on communication, observation and patience as well as a keen understanding of each horse’s talents and needs. The tone of the show, embraced by the entire company, is one of mutual respect, kindness and trust.
With only 7 days before the first performance of Odysseo in San Jose scheduled for September 14, workers are completing the installation of the largest touring production in the world. “It takes 10,000 tons of stone, earth and sand to create a phenomenal stage, an open space where man and horse come to enjoy each other’s company in complete complicity”, explains Odysseo’s resident artistic director Darren Charles. “Overhanging the performance area is a technical grid that can support 80 tons of equipment, including a full-sized merry-go-round. This defies everything that has ever been done under a tent to date in the world.”
TICKETS – Tickets are priced from $29.50 to $154.50 + applicable taxes and fees. For a memorable evening, theRendez-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+). BUY NOW AND ENJOY UP TO 15% OFF WITH “PRESALE” PRICES ON CERTAIN CATEGORIES – Visit www.cavalia.net for details.
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