Cirque du Soleil has been around so long, its brand has become a style — even shows not put on by CdS seem like it. That’s the case with Cavalia Odysseo, an equine-driven arena show that combines the familiar acrobatics of Cirque with the majesty of horsemanship. It’s remarkable.
But it’s not just its uniqueness that excites you. Odysseo is a jaw-dropping spectacle, as surprising as being on safari, but with popcorn. The production is an awesome mix of acrobatics, visual effects (an IMAX-ish widescreen projection system that turns the big top outside the DrPepper Arena in Frisco into everything from the savannas of Africa to the mountains of Europe to the stars in the heavens) and the power of wild animals. It’s also sexy as hell, as the slideshow below can attest. And definitely worth the drive up the Tollway.
Odysseo has extended its run, and will be in North Texas through Feb. 22 before heading to its home base in Toronto and Montreal.