A multimedia dance performance inspired by Homer's epic poem
"Plumb's work in "The Odyssey" comes across as one with clarity of line and space, and can turn from a comedic moment to a regal lift on a dime." - Sharma Piersall, Hartford Courant
In just over 60 minutes, The Odyssey tells the trials and tribulations of the Greek hero Odysseus through modern dance, film, masks and an original rock ilk score.
Choreography by Sonia Plumb, film by Helder Mira, original music by Cory Gabel, masks by David Regan and costumes by Gail Fresia
Love, loyalty and courage are tested as he travels home from the Trojan war, encountering the Sirens, Calypso, Poseidon, Cyclops and the Lotus-Eaters. He must use his wit and brains more than his brawn to save his men and return safely home to Ithaca and his wife, Penelope.
A visual feast for the eyes and ears. Seven dancers play over thirty-five characters including Helios' Cattle, Stick, Dung Pile and the Suitors. Running time approximately 75 minutes.
Performances include Study Guides to bring audiences up to speed on this 3,000 year old adventure and its relevance to current day society and culture and the trials we all face.