For me, one of the best parts of special events comes from sharing it with others. The thrill of experiencing events through their eyes gives me insight to what makes their hearts sing. Plus, shared memories stay with people longer than things, so it’s important to me to build history with those around me.
These days, life happens so fast it’s hard to hold a meaningful conversation with people, but experiences like Cavalia Odysseo allow one to pause while igniting every sense so you connect with the show and those around you on a significantly deeper level.
Visually, this show is magnificently elegant, strong and intimate! While the feats of horses’ speed matched with humans’ strength astound you, this relies on an unseen trust between them. The horses represent the most elegant breeds with flowing locks and sharply defined features. The costumes mirror this emanating a regal, ethereal feel. All pictures and videos aside, one cannot experience the full power of Odysseo without witnessing it live.
The music guides your emotions softening the beat of the thundering drums and hooves that drive your pulse. As each acrobat performed their jaw-dropping stunts, my heart leapt with anticipation. One could smell the gentle perfume of horses, mixed with other fun flavors of a circus show.
Our Three-Thumb Review was actually Four-Thumbs up. My 5-year old niece added new perspective to our usual tween, teen and mom-review. Though she loves and rides horses, I worried about the length of the show but she sat glued on the edge of her cousin’s lap (and intermission arrived in perfect time)!
Despite my initial prediction, the trick riders, not just the horses, amazed her. My tween and her teen brother found rare common ground loving the physicality of the acrobats, their drums and the kangaroo stilts!
I relived the best of my youth days spent horsing around, plus reignited my belief in beautiful fairy tales come true (including mine).
Odysseo extended their stay so get your tickets and please wander back and let me know how it touched you!