WTBBL’s youth patrons to experience `blind touch tour’

WTBBL’s youth patrons to experience `blind touch tour’


(Photo courtesy of Odysseo by Cavalia)

The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library in Seattle prides itself in offering great programs and events for its younger patrons.

WTBBL is pleased to partner with Cavalia in giving a group of blind and visually impaired youth in our state the opportunity to experience a hands-on sensory tour involving the horses featured in Odysseo, a production that blends equestrian arts, performing arts and high-tech theatrical effects.

The “blind touch tour” with the horses takes place Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Marymoor Park, located at 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. in Redmond.

WTBBL Director Danielle Miller is pleased that Cavalia is offering the free program for the library’s younger patrons:

“This will be a very special experience for these kids. They will have a chance to touch and smell the horses and brush and groom them. Later on, the riders will bring the horses to a full-speed gallop, allowing the kids to feel the ground move beneath the power of these horses. We are so thankful to Cavalia for making this wonderful experience possible.”

Go here for more information about the event for the WTBBL youth.

Odysseo features more than 60 horses and over 40 acrobats and riders being staged under a big white tent in Marymoor Park. The show runs through March 16.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Cavalia Inc. is an entertainment company that specializes in the creation, production and touring of innovative shows for audiences of all ages. Founded by Normand Latourelle, the company has an expertise in equestrian and performing arts, and is known for making the most of cutting-edge technology, multimedia and special effects, which allows for the creation of magical, unique, never-before-seen theatrical experiences.

WTBBL is part of the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State.

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