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Pascal Ratthé

Cavalia Odysseo is a breathtaking performance that is difficult to put into words. There is spell-binding live music and a sense of resplendence with 62 horses of 11 different breeds and 46 performers from around the world, including riders, acrobats, and dancers. Larger than two NFL football fields, with a stage the size of a hockey rink, the DIA inspired big top is the biggest traveling tent in the world.

“The word Cavaila is built off of three words. The French word cheval, meaning horse, the English word cavalier, meaning a mounted solider, and the Spanish word Caballo, meaning male horse. All put together the words create Cavalia,” explains the founder Normand Latourelle. Latourelle, calm and casually dressed, complete with Chuck- Taylors, is not only the founder of Cavalia, but also a co-founder of Cirque du Soleil.

With the use of three IMAX movie screens and 18 projectors, the show leads you through time from places like the old West to Easter Island. The performer and horse seem to move as one being as they illustrate the bond between human and beast. Each performance features something new and more amazing, including a ninety-second scene in which 80,000 gallons of water are pumped onto the stage.

Cavalia is a must see. I would recommend this to anyone. It leaves you in a state of awe and wonder. The tickets may seem expensive, but it is worth every penny. You will not be disappointed.