CavaliaCavalia’s “Odysseo” sets up downtown Montreal Belinda Messick Arts, Culture, Events & Festivals, Performers & Artists, Press Release, Theatre Cavalia’s Odysseo back in Montreal! Cavalia released news that the world’s largest big top tent has risen today on Sainte Catherine Street in downtown Montreal. The much-anticipated return of Odysseo, which has been a roaring success in Canada, U.S., and Mexico. Odysseo has mesmerized more than three million spectators to date. The spectacular production featuring 70 horses and 50 riders, acrobats, dancers, and musicians will be presented starting July 25 under the White Big Top at the entrance of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, on Sainte Catherine Street East at the corner of De Lorimier Avenue. This will be the first time Cavalia sets up downtown, at an exceptional location at the heart of the city’s renowned summer festivities. Since public transit and a bridge are nearby, traveling to and from the show site will be a breeze. Raising the big tent is a team event! In the coming weeks, a team of 80 experienced workers will be in charge of building the inside of the White Big Top and creating the Odysseo village. Inside the tent will include bleachers of 2,074 seats and a stage of 1,626 square meters — an area larger than an NHL hockey rink — which will require 10,000 tonnes of stone, earth, and sand to create. This unique tent has several exceptional features, notably a technical grid that can support 80 tonnes of equipment for the stage needs of the show, including the majestic life-size merry-go-round. This technical grid and the technology used for the realization of the show are worthy of the largest permanent installations in Las Vegas, New York or London. The huge stage establishes a space of freedom for the horses and performers that enables cutting-edge and large-scale creative performances. Odysseo VIP ticket sales benefit children! The gigantic White Big Top rose to the sky, Cavalia’s Chief Operator Officer David Tardif-Latourelle, Odysseo’s Executive Producer Mathieu Latourelle, Montreal Mayor’s Associate Councillor Sophie Mauzerolle and actor Paul Doucet, spokesperson for the Foundation Charles-Bruneau held a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony. Officially announcing the arrival of the production into downtown Montreal. Cavalia’s involvement with the Foundation Charles-Bruneau continues its longstanding support of children’s health. For its Montreal run, Cavalia is committing to donate half of its profits from the VIP ticket sales to the foundation to help them continue their mission and help children with cancer to heal and grow healthy. Ticket sales are strong, the producers are delighted to announce the addition of two more weeks of shows to its run in Montreal. Matinee and evening performances are now scheduled through September 3. For a memorable evening, try the VIP package, it offers the best seats in the house, a full meal, buffet dining before the show, open bar, desserts during intermission. Including an exclusive visit to the stables after the show. The unique VIP experience takes place in a tent alongside the White Big Top. Prices vary for the VIP package and range from 169.50 $ to 289.50 $ + taxes. Available at www.cavalia.com or by calling 1-866-999-8111. Regular Ticket prices range from 29.50 $ to 154.50 $ + taxes About Odysseo The two-hour waking dream continues to mesmerize audiences of all ages. Simply put, Odysseo is the largest, most technologically advanced show on the planet. It combines the best of the equestrian arts with world-class acrobatics. It is stagecraft to create an unprecedented theatrical experience that has completely redefined live entertainment throughout the world. In conclusion, the reviews are in and Odysseo is spectular must see. About Cavalia You can follow Cavalia’s latest developments at www.twitter.com/cavalia or www.facebook.com/cavalia.