NASHVILLE, TN (Friday, August 25, 2017) #OdysseoTN – Sixty-five majestic horses, stars of the $30 million theatrical production Odysseo by Cavalia, have officially taken up residence at their new home in Nashville in their spacious stable tent next to the show’s signature White Big Top near Opryland, ahead of the equestrian extravaganza’s opening night on August 30. Upon their arrival at The White Big Top, the horses will start rehearsals and reconnect with their human co-stars. To view more photos of the arrival, click here.
The sixty-five Odysseo horses of 12 different breeds – including Appaloosa, Arabian, Canadian Horse, Holsteiner, Lusitano, Paint Horse, Percheron Hanoverian Cross, Quarter Horse, French Saddle Horse, Thoroughbred, Spanish Purebred (P.R.E.) and Warlander – have arrived at the show site in Nashville following a 10-day vacation at a local farm in Franklin, TN. The specially equipped trailers transporting the four-legged stars were the last to arrive of the 110 semi-trailer trucks necessary to move the world’s largest touring production from its latest stop in Toronto, Canada.
Before, during and after transport, a 20-person stables team including trainers, health technicians and grooms create a comfortable environment and provide the horses with 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 receive 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 also include warm-up 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 five days before the first performance of Odysseo by Cavalia in Nashville, hundreds of workers are completing the installation of the largest touring production in the world.
Odysseo is a show unlike any other on the planet. It is a unique theatrical production and a grandiose multi-dimensional spectacle. Audiences are taken 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 and aerial stunts. Add the staggering effects created by state-of-the-art scenery and you have a sumptuous feast for the eyes.
TICKETS – BUY NOW AND ENJOY “PRESALE” PRICES – Up to 15% discount is applied automatically for online and phone transactions for purchases made through August 29, 2017. The presale ticket prices range from $39.50 to $109.50 + applicable fees. For a memorable outing, the Rendez-Vous package offers the best seats in the house, a full meal buffet dining before the show, open bar, desserts during intermission and an exclusive visit to the stables after the show. This unique VIP experience takes place in a tent alongside the White Big Top. The presale Rendez-Vous package prices range from $144.50 to $224.50 + applicable fees. Special pricing and packages are also available for groups of 12 spectators and more. Tickets for Odysseo are available at www.cavalia.com/nashville or by calling 1-866-999-8111.
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 #OdysseoTN
WHAT: Odysseo by Cavalia
WHEN: Premieres August 30 – Matinee and evening performances scheduled through September 10
WHERE: Under the White Big Top in Nashville, near Opryland by Briley Parkway at exit 12
TICKETS: Available at www.cavalia.com/nashville or by calling 1-866-999-8111.
Christy Walker-Watkins | firstname.lastname@example.org | Office: 615-269-7071x 124
ODYSSEO PRESS ROOM
For photos, show b-roll, music (mp3) and more information on the production, visit the Odysseo
Press Room: https://cavalia.com/press/nashville Password: odysseo