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Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III to Attend Cavalia’s Odysseo Behind the Scenes Tour at National Harbor


For Immediate Release: 9/30/2013 12:40 PM

Contact: Scott L. Peterson Deputy Manager of Communications/Press Secretary Office of Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III (240) 619-9400

Upper Marlboro, MD – Tomorrow, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III will attend Cavalia’s Odysseo press event and a behind the scenes tour of the luxurious Odysseo’s village, including the world’s largest touring tent.  This is the first appearance of the world renowned equestrian show in the state of Maryland.  Performances of Cavalia’s Odysseo will take place at National Harbor from October 9, to October 27, 2013.  The show will come to Maryland after a tour across Canada, the United States and Mexico. Cavalia’s Odysseo marries the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels.  For more information about this event, please click here.

Highlights of this event will include:

  • Tour of the world’s biggest touring tent, including a stage the size of two hockey rinks, a video backdrop the size of 3 IMAX screens and an underground water system that floods 80,000 gallons of water onto the stage for the show’s finale;
  • 3-story mountains being built on a stage made of 10,000 tons of stones, dirt and sand;
  • Construction crew to erect 166 side tent poles that support the structure;
  • The 80-ton technical grid – bigger than any found in a permanent theatre – will be raised to hold lighting and a real-life merry-go-round that descends to the stage during the show;
  • Tent crew to scale the 125-foot tall masts on top of the tent to plant the Cavalia’s Odysseo flags.

WHO:
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III
Prince George’s County Council Vice Chair Obie Patterson
Cavalia’s Founder and Artistic Director Normand Latourelle
Odysseo’s Technical Director James Richardson

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 11:00 AM  

WHERE:
Cavalia’s Odysseo White Big Top
The Plateau at National Harbor
201 Harborview Avenue
National Harbor, MD

Members of the press are requested to confirm their attendance to Aba Kwawu, ABA Agency, aba@theabaagency.com, PH: 202-625-8370

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