Equestrian spectacle ‘Odysseo’ offers wild ride in Somerville

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One of the impressive things about “Odysseo’’ — and there are quite a few — is how confident the show is in its own brand of magic.

This is not one of those spectacles that never lets the audience breathe, that pummels you into submission with a relentless, frenetic onslaught of sights, sounds, and stimuli. Though it contains its share of bombast and certainly can’t be called understated, “Odysseo’’ makes room for periods of relative stillness. In those moments, we can savor the visual splendor of horses in stately procession, or criss-crossing a sandy hillside, or making slow, graceful pirouettes, or simply standing in collective profile, one horse’s muzzle resting on the back of another.

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