Last night, our nine and seven year old kids were treated to a surprise. They only realized what we’re up to when our car entered the parking area of the White Big Top @ Sterling Lyon & Kenaston. “Yay! Are we watching the horse show?”, they gushed.
Like most kids, they are fascinated with horses. Imagine their excitement when they learned we will watch Cavalia Odysseo: The Best show Ever.
Cavalia Odysseo puts together humans and horses at a totally different level of harmony and performance in one big stage.
Acrobatics, aereal dancing, tumbling and equestrian action got the kids’ undivided attention.
“Realistic and exciting. I felt at times I was moving with the characters as they move.” that’s how my daughter described the experience.
I could only watch in awe how every single performer perfected his/her craft. And how magical the horses memorize all the sequence.
The change of backdrop scene from nature and forest and grass to desert to snow with icicles and onto a river is of course amazing.
My son screamed – “Wow! Is that real water on stage?”
And yes, imagine a carousel on a scene that is almost like the one you see on your dreams. Impressive also that show entirely uses live music!
Kids were both tired when we got home at almost 10 in the evening but couldn’t contain their amazement — “Best show ever!” they said.
Cavalia Odysseo is good bonding moment for families who are animal lovers and are looking for a unique kind of entertainment in Winnipeg.
Parental tip though — bring extra snacks for your kids and take them to washroom before the start.
Show is two and half hours long (with intermission) which is way long for some smaller kids especially it ends past bed time.
Produced by Normand Latourelle, Cavalia Odysseo runs through June 17 @ Sterling Lyon Parkway and Kenaston Boulevard.
Tickets for kids are available from around 42$ and 62$ and up depending on seat location, availability of tickets and show dates at Cavalia.com/winnipeg or by calling 1-866-999-8111.