Cercle announces ‘Cercle Odyssey’ dates and cities: Mexico City, Los Angeles and Paris

Cercle announces ‘Cercle Odyssey’ dates and cities: Mexico City, Los Angeles and Paris

Cercle announces the dates and locations for Cercle Odyssey. Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Paris will be among the few cities to host the world’s first large-scale 360-degree immersive nomad concert installation. Cercle Odyssey will take place on April 25th and 26th, 2025, in Mexico City, and on May 9th and 10th, 2025, in Los Angeles. The exact locations in both cities will be announced soon. On May 30th and 31st, 2025, Cercle Odyssey will come to Paris at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, one of the largest exhibition centres in the French capital, located fifteen minutes from the Eiffel Tower.

Each Cercle Odyssey’s capacity will be limited for a better experience. Pre-register HERE, to get preferred access to the ticket pre-sale opening this Monday, the 10th. General sale opens Tuesday, the 11th at 11 AM CDMX time / 10 AM LA time / 7 PM Paris time https://odyssey.cercle.io/

A JOURNEY BEYOND THE CONCERT

Cercle Odyssey is a revolutionary experience that redefines live entertainment, offering a transcendental journey within an art installation. An odyssey through music, nature, and colours. Each Cercle Odyssey will be unique, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience every time. Attend one or several; no two will be the same.

My current obsession is to create the shortest connection between the music played by the artist, the video narrative that we will present live on the screens and the audience’s emotions. I want to connect these 3 things together at the deepest level and I believe this is still underdeveloped in the entertainment industry. If, by the end of a Cercle Odyssey show, I see people on the dance floor literally moved to tears, then I will consider it a success.” Derek Barbolla (Cercle founder and Creative Director)

Cercle Odyssey redefines the concert experience by intimately blending live music with a new type of visual storytelling within a 360° projection panorama. This modern odyssey, inspired by the myth of Ulysses, Cercle Odyssey, offers a multi-dimensional experience: Odyssey comes to each person, provoking that deep feeling of fulfilment upon returning home after a long journey.

“Visually, we will keep up and even transcend our very specific and unique Cercle signature. The videos will be real, human and natural. We feel that we need this sort of humanity in the content, in a world where we sometimes feel disconnected from nature, from Earth… We are actually going the opposite way of most of the visuals we currently see in the electronic music scene. We will be working with the amazing Neels Castillon as a film director and the narrative and visual structure of Cercle Odyssey will revolve around the universal quest of “returning home,” inspired by the adventures of Homer’s hero. A few characters will evolve through encounters, beautiful landscapes, and natural phenomena, which merge through a prism of vivid and intimate colours. Each concert will be completely unique, and will unfold like a living painting.”  Derek Barbolla

Neels Castillon, globally represented by Ridley Scott Creative Group and co-founder of Motion Palace, will oversee the direction of Cercle Odyssey’s videos, infusing them with his distinct narrative style. The esteemed director is acclaimed for his ability to capture intimate and poetic moments in his films. With a distinctive aesthetic and keen artistic sensitivity, his work explores the human connection with nature and its vast, unexplored landscapes, making him a natural fit to bring Cercle Odyssey’s immersive vision to life.

MUSIC AT THE HEART 

In terms of musical programming, Cercle Odyssey will collaborate with artists from various genres and backgrounds. The hallmark of careful musical curation lies in the selection of artists whose compositions seamlessly blend auditory and visual elements. These artists are revered for crafting music that resonates acoustically and paints vivid mental landscapes. 

The artists who will play at each Cercle Odyssey date will be revealed later in the year.

POWERFUL AND PRECISE SOUND SPATIALIZATION

Cercle also teams up with the Sound Experience Team of Ircam Amplify, to provide an unparalleled sound experience. By incorporating the company’s cutting-edge technology, this partnership will enable the spatialization of live artists’ music, transforming a stereo source into an immersive sonic landscape. Cercle Odyssey’s audience will experience immersive and precise sound, with a unique listening experience no matter where in the structure.

INNOVATION MEETS SUSTAINABILITY

Cercle’s scenography is a marvel of engineering and imagination, blending cutting-edge technology with sustainable design. 

“The scenography we created for Cercle, in its pure form, serves as a bridge between the event venue and the surrounding world, like a panoramic window onto the planet we inhabit. The monumental doors that comprise Odyssey transport us on a journey between dream and reality, between sky and earth, through space and time.” – Victor Perrin & Samuel Chatain, RAINBOW, Scenography Studio

Central to the technical prowess are the 2300 m² of giant projection screens enveloping the audience. These state-of-the-art screens are 10 to 12 meters (up to 40 feet) high and up to 55 meters (up to 180 feet) long. Inspired by traditional movie screens, they showcase a dynamic array of high-quality images shot in 8K, meticulously synchronized live with the music. What sets Cercle Odyssey apart is not only the technical innovation but also its commitment to sustainability, due to all of the equipment (sound, light, and projectors) being sourced and rented locally. By opting for 29 state-of-the-art projectors instead of traditional LED screens to illuminate the scenography, Cercle eliminates the need to transport a massive load of LED screens. This drastically reduces transportation emissions and energy consumption. The use of projectors also represents a technical achievement. Cercle’s team seamlessly integrates these projectors to create a visually stunning experience that rivals traditional methods, all while maintaining a smaller carbon footprint.

NO PHONE POLICY

To ensure that every audience member can fully immerse themselves in the experience, phones are strictly forbidden inside the scenography. By disconnecting from digital distractions, attendees can focus solely on the emotive journey unfolding, allowing the music and visuals to transport them to new realms without interruption. This fosters a shared sense of presence and connection, amplifying the collective experience. However, as a parting souvenir, each guest will receive a folder of filmed content from Cercle.

Cercle Odyssey pre-sales will open this Monday (June 10th). Pre-register HERE, to get preferred access to the ticket pre-sale opening this Monday, the 10th. General sale opens Tuesday, the 11th at 11 AM CDMX time / 10 AM LA time / 7 PM Paris time https://odyssey.cercle.io/

“I consider Cercle as an artistic movement, and I believe that all artistic endeavours must always evolve. Cercle’s mission is and will always be to create unique stages for unique artists. We will keep doing shows and festivals in unique locations!” Derek Barbolla


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