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Facts About Odysseo

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Posted at 4:46 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 18:47:48-04

star-sponsored-native The following is sponsored by Odysseo by Cavalia.

  • Odysseo features 65 horses of 9 different breeds including the Appaloosa, Arabian, Holsteiner, Lusitano, Paint Horse, Percheron Hanoverian Cross, Quarter Horse, Selle Français, and Spanish Purebred (P.R.E)
  • The horse are from Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Australia, the United States, and Canada.
  • There are 48 artists – riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, and musicians.
  • The artists are from around the world including the United States, Canada, Brazil, France, Guinea (Africa), Russia, Spain, Ukraine, Japan, Italy, and Australia.
  • There are 350 costumes and 100 pairs of shoes and boots in the show. Artists may have up to seven different costumes.
  • An artists may have no more than 30 seconds to do a quick costume change between numbers.
  • A team of 13 dressmakers, one property master, one designer, and one shoemaker worked in the Odysseo studios to create the costumes.
  • Materials used in the costumes include linen, silk, cotton, leather, and some imitation fur. The use of natural fibers gives the clothes sheen and lets them fall in a way that synthetic fibers simply cannot match.
  • The costumes are adapted to the artists’ needs, especially those of the acrobats and riders, to facilitate their onstage movement while not compromising their appearance.
  • The on-tour costume department consists of one wardrobe person and three dressers who launders, mends, and cares for the costumes. At times during the show, they juggle 15 simultaneous wardrobe changes. They have two sewing machines, one shoe-repair machine, and one overlock machine.