Odysseo captures everything in a live show, delivering a spectacle seemingly taken from the mind’s eye and delivered on a grand scale. The equine elegance of 65 horses and 50 performers deliver the audience on a great journey in yet another world – a world of dreams where together they discover some of the planet’s most unforgettable landscapes.
Odysseo marries the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects and a captivating musical performance for the world’s largest touring production and traveling big top, the biggest stage, the most beautiful visual effects, and the largest number of horses all working together.
To give life to this extraordinary equestrian adventure, the performance takes place on 1,626 square meters of stage that was created with a hill and rises three stories high, adding illusion and mystique. 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 vocals and instrumentals alongside the acrobatics and aerial stunts. To make this experience even more astounding, the production transports spectators across the world’s most beautiful landscapes with powerful high-definition backdrops projected onto an immense cyclorama, which is three times the size of the largest movie screens.
The dream begins in a misty, enchanted forest where horses graze and frolic under a sky of rolling clouds and a setting sun. Horses, riders, acrobats and musicians embark on a soulful journey that leads them from the Mongolian steppes to Monument Valley, from the African Savannah to Nordic glaciers, from the Sahara to Easter Island. Through this grand voyage, spectators discover aerial stunts, stilt “walkers” and a troupe of African acrobats.
The scenes follow the seasons and at times there is such a caravan of performers (human and horse) all unified as one. An additional element comes into play when Odysseo wraps up with a fantastic crescendo as the stage is deluged with 150,000 litres of recycled water in just a few minutes, in which the players dash through and dance in.
The show is a must-see experience that all ages and all cultures will appreciate – and it’s simply good for the soul, seeing how a grand adventure takes place in a world where human and horse live in harmony.
For just a few hours, it offers the opportunity to discover new horizons, the limits of one’s imagination, experience a waking dream in a world where beauty, serenity and hope reign.