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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ODYSSEO OPENS IN MIAMI


A scene from Odysseo, the new production from Cavalia, which opens in Miami on Feb. 29, 2012 Credit: Henry Perez

Charlotte Libov

South Beach Culture & Events Examiner

from: examiner.com

February 28, 2012
Circus school director Laurie Allen knows circus acts. She can easily spot a miscue, a missed step, or an acrobat's fumble. Yet, when she watched Odysseo, the new offering from the folks whose show Cavalia has been thrilling audiences for years, she loses all critical perspective. "I'm bowled over," she said today, after watching a media premiere of the show, which opens Wednesday in Miami.
"When I first saw Cavalia, I sat there in tears at the magnificence of the horses, the way they interacted with the trainers, everything. It's breathtaking, literally. You gasp and hold your breath," said Allen, who runs North Miami's South Florida Circus Arts School.
The show, which is under the world's biggest Big Top (you use a lot of superlatives when discussing anything about Odysseo), is designed to be even bigger, better, and more breathtaking than Cavalia, which is currently on an extended run in Seattle. Odysseo, though, offers even more spectacle, thanks to 50 performers (up from 31), 71 horses (up from 50).
Continue reading on Examiner.com 'Odysseo' brings breathtaking spectacle and horses to Miami - Miami Culture & Events Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/culture-events-in-miami/odysseo-brings-breathtaking-spectacle-and-heart-to-miami#ixzz1nlz4KSHK

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