SANDY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – A giant sign has a lot of people puzzled on it a pair of horses and the words Cavalia Odysseo.
The founder of Cirque Du Soleil, Normand Latourelle, is bringing a new performance to Utah, detailing the relationship of horse and man called Cavalia Odysseo.
The show brings equestrian art to performance art.
“By going with horses I knew that from Cirque Du Soleil, going to horses I knew that I was going to do something that never happened before,” said Latourelle.
It took eight years to merge the two arts by using 11 different breeds of horses, trainers and riders, acrobats, dancers, musicians and a few more tricks you’ll just have to see.
“This is the biggest touring show in the world because we built a huge stage to allow the horse to have fun and that is what the basics of this show is a fun show to watch,” Latourelle adds.
Inside this massive tent will be a 40,000 gallon lake that has recycled water. A three-story mountain and one of the biggest movie screens you’ll ever see.
Mayor Tom Dolan of Sandy City said,”This is water and animals and horses, 68 horses, so it will be a real impact on people. Especially in a community like ours, a state like ours who likes horses.”
The show is expected to run for six weeks beginning April 20. The bigger benefit maybe the tourists Sandy City will see.
“We hope, that as people come from across the Wasatch front and across the state of Utah to experience an event like this, they will see the great things that are happening in Sandy as well,” said Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams.
Odysseo is expected to sell out quickly. For more information on the performance click here: http://www.cavalia.net/en/odysseo/press-room/salt-lake-city-ut-usa