Cavalia is returning in March with an all new show, Odysseo

Cavalia, whose horse-and-human production received standing ovations and critical acclaim in Miami in 2010, has announced that, in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, it will make Miami its second U.S. tour stop for its all-new show.

Set to open Mar. 13, 2012, Odysseo will be performed at the same site as in 2010 — Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami — but this time under a White Big Top more than twice the size. Tickets are available now at <www.cavalia. net> or by calling 1-866-999-8111.

Surrounded by awe-inspiring projections and visual effects, some 70 horses and 55 artists embark together on a journey, traveling through amazing natural landscapes.

“The horse has been a partner of humanity throughout the ages,” explained Normand Latourelle, president and artistic director of Cavalia. “It’s thanks to horses that humans imagined they could travel to the ends of the earth.

“This powerful and natural wonder of an animal enabled mankind to bridge cultures, to create alliances amongst people, and thus to freely roam the planet. He has been one of the most important instruments in the evolution of humanity. This is the essence of Odysseo.”

Latourelle continued, “We had such great success in Miami last time around that we knew it would be one of our first tour stops once we finished creating our all-new show.”

Miami is the only Florida stop slated for Odysseo’s U.S. tour.

“The Arsht Center is proud to partner once again with the internationally renowned creators of Cavalia, which brought so much joy to Miami audiences when it debuted under the big top in 2010,” said M. John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center.

“This new production, Odysseo, will captivate Miami audiences with its pristine beauty, bold acrobatic feats, and remarkable artistry.”

Odysseo is presented under the world’s largest touring big top. Covering an area of more than 100,000 square feet — two and a quarter times larger than the original Cavalia show’s tent — the new big top houses a 27,000-square-foot stage.

“We’ve created an even bigger big top to put as few limits as possible on our horses and artists, allowing them to play, run, dance, jump and twirl around to their hearts’ content,” Latourelle said.

Inside, an immense theater seats 2,290 people with no obstructed views. By redefining the scale and possibilities of a touring space, Odysseo can accommodate even more in the way of equestrian arts, acrobatics, music, multimedia wizardry and special effects, the signature ingredients of a Cavalia show.

For its exclusive run in Miami, Odysseo will be presented under the White Big Top at Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami. Tickets are on sale now at the introductory price of $59.50 to $109.50 plus applicable fees for regular tickets.

For guests who desire an extraordinary outing, the show can be customized for an extended experience from $144.50 to $199.50, including a Horse Lover’s Package that lets patrons tour the Cavalia stables after the show, and the VIP Rendez-Vous Package which includes a tour of the stables after the show, a cocktail/dinner reception and much more.

Special pricing also is available for children (ages 2-12), juniors (13-17), and senior citizens (65-plus). For ticket information, visit <www.cavalia.net> or call 1-866-999-8111.

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