SANDY CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) What’s being called ‘The Most Amazing Show in the World,’ is coming to Utah next Wednesday.
You may have noticed the Cavalia Odyesso tent in the Shops at South Town (formerly South Towne Mall) parking lot.
Technicians are in crunch time to make sure everything is working.
“The size and scope of this show when we bring this in town, this is the largest show in the world, its just amazing,” said the show’s technical director Chris Gower.
The program will showcase Acrobatic Art with Equestrian Art.
“There is dancers, acrobats, musicians, horses, everything just running and jumping all over. It’s really special because audiences get to feel the energy of the horses,” said rider and aerialist Claire Beer.
Beer joined the show a little more than a year ago.
“Not a lot of shows combine arial arts with equestrian arts, so for me it’s really special to combine my two passions,” she said.
The passions come together with the help of the traveling show managers and the hard work locals put in.
“We bring in 80 people to help us with the move and then we keep the 80 people throughout our whole run here,” said Grower.
Local employees are in charge of running 110 tractor trailers and moving 200 tons of special sand forming a lake and mountain, plus 16 projection screens that will bring the horses closer to the audience using a 6D experience.
“We actually have 20,000 gallons of water under us at all times and then we flood it with 40,000 gallons of water in four and a half minutes to create a lake on stage,” said Grower. “We actually, we try to bring nature to stage. What we do is we have the forest here and the mountain.”
Making it fun for the horses and everyone involved.
“The emotional connection you create with these animals, these are your best friends. You work with them everyday and that’s something that I love to bring to audience members, is they see the joy,” said Beer.
While Utahns experience the show, the crew has had a chance to enjoy Utah.
“The fact that we are in a community for a while you get to feel apart of it. You get to meet people, you get a lot of friends,” said Grower.
Friends that come in all ages and sizes.
“You bring kids in here and they are awestruck of these huge animals and that reminds you why you love them,”said Beer.
The show runs from April 20th – May 8th. For more information on Cavalia Odysseo click here: http://www.cavalia.net/en/odysseo/tickets-info/salt-lake-ut-usa#M17ciycUm1BGoqYI.97