The stars are the horses for Cavalia's "Odysseo," an epic, $30 million show to be held under the White Big Top at Zidell Yards, starting July 7.

But the humans are pretty entertaining, too, what with founder Normand Latourelle really excited about a troupe from Guinea in West Africa, and riders and acrobats and aerialists galore. Among them are two longtime Portland residents, aerialists Nicolo Kehrwald and Jacki Ward — yes, they're married, young, athletic and enjoying life as part of the extremely popular "Odysseo."