Assembly Row Hosts Giant Horse-Centric Circus

A circus is coming to Somerville this week, but it’s not your typical Big Top show. Cavalia’s Odysseo features nearly 70 horses and more than 45 artists in a performance inspired by the acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil.

Montreal, Canada-based Cavalia brings its show to Assembly Row beginning this Wednesday, August 7 and runs through September 22. Tickets range in price from $49.50-$249.50 for adults, $44.50-$224.50 for juniors (13-17) and seniors (65-plus) and $34.50-$174.50 for children (2-12).


Odysseo is billed as an ode to the relationship between horses and humans and explores the places horses have helped man discover around the world. Reviewers have described the performance as magical, breathtaking and joyful. My parents saw a performance in California and confirmed that it’s quite a show.

I’m going to try to see Odysseo while it’s in town and I’d love to hear from you if catch a performance!

Images courtesy of Cavalia. Cover image by JF Leblanc and inside image by François Bergeron.

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