The big white tent on the corner of Kenaston Blvd and Sterling Lyon Parkway took a month to assemble and build. It opened last week ready for it’s Winnipeg run. Originally scheduled to run from September 10 to October 4, the show was extended by two weeks and the prodcution runs to October 18.
Odysseo was created by one of the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil. The show is very similar to the artistry, choreography and acrobatics in a Cirque du Soleil show except Cavaila Odysseo involves horses, lots of horses. Sixty-five horses and 45 humans performers take part in the show.
Simply put, the show was spectacular, two thumbs up, five out of five stars. It was the performances of the horses, the beautiful set design, artistry and choreography by both horses and human performers were impressive. A live band perched above both sides of stage played the entire show. The lighting, and most importantly, the big white tent, equally impressive.
Watching a group of horses perform at Cavalia was something you’d see in a Disney movie. This was real live horses and I kept saying to myself, “Hey, how’d they do that”. I was definitely impressed by the horses. I can’t imagine the amount of hours of training that needs to happen to have the horses perform the way that they do.
In the finale, water flooded the stage and the illusion of the stage being transformed to a lakeshore scene was very Cirque-inspired. Yes, first class entertainment and that is Cavalia Odysseo.
Photos by Ron Cantiveros | Filipino Journal