On Wednesday, September 17, the White Big Top that’s currently housed in the Pepsi Center parking lot will open its doors to offer Denver an experience like never before. Incorporating 46 performers, stunts, costumes with intricate details and 64 horses, Odysseo is unlike anything that’s been seen before, as it’s the only 6-D performance in the world.
The 17,500 stage that’s hidden under the White Big Top sets the scene for Odysseo. As you enter into the main tent, you’re unsure of what to expect, as it mysteriously peeks through the curtains that hang from the 125-foot ceiling. As the curtains open, though, you’re transformed into a mystical forest and the show begins.
Odysseo is truly unlike anything else in the world. Performers do aerial stunts, but the interaction between man and horse is unique, emotional and exciting. We don’t want to give away too much, but this show is an IMAX film that comes to life. There are surprises in every scene, jaw-dropping stunts, and a water scene that is breath-taking.
You might have seen the billboards around town for Odysseo, but if you aren’t familiar with the show, here are some interesting facts about this performance.
Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with performers, the wardrobe team and more!
- Odysseo features 64 horses of 11 different breeds including: Appaloosa, Arabian, Canadian, Holsteiner, Lusitano, Oldenburg, Paint Horse, Quarter Horse, Spanish Purebred (P.R.E.), Warmblood and Lipizzan.
- The horses are from Spain, Portugal, France, The Netherlands, Germany, The United States and Canada.
- There are 46 artists: riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers and musicians.
- The artists are from around the world including the United States, Canada, Brazil, France, Belgium, Guinea, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, Japan and Poland.
- There are 350 costumes and 100 pairs of shoes and boots in the show.
- Artists may have up to seven different costumes and an artist may have no more than 30 seconds to do a quick costume change between numbers.
- A team of 13 dressmakers, one property master, one designer and one shoemaker worked in the Cavalia studios to create the costumes.