...rock’n’roll theatre ballet of a very high calibre The Stage on The Odyssey

the Oddysey

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★★★★ “there are sequences of astonishing power and invention… rock’n’roll theatre ballet of a very high calibre"
The Stage

★★★★ “..a powerful dance theatre retelling of Homer's epic. The choreography is spot-on, precise and emotional...the sheer emotional energy of the dance make this Odyssey truly epic.”
Londonist

★★★ “Blood and terror saturate Mark Bruce’s vivid Odyssey… one of the most consistently thought-provoking choreographers working in Britain today”
The Observer

★★★★ “Mark Bruce’s vision of this cultural foundation stone is dark, violent and sexy.”
Stage Talk

★★★ “Bruce’s complex and clever interpretation of this ancient epic poem is a significant achievement.”
Bachtrack

Homer’s epic poem is retold in an extraordinary dance theatre production.

The King, Odysseus, separated from his family for ten years of brutal war, faces another ten year struggle to return home as the Gods drag him on an epic journey across oceans to strange lands and the darkness beyond. Immortal beauties, shape shifters and monsters both guide and torment the king as he hurtles towards a savage and desperate reunion with his Queen.

The multi award winning company that brought you Dracula present a vision of a broken world, from faded New York pageants to islands of fantasy; brutal seas, battlefields and a gateway to Hades. Set to music ranging from Mozart to Mark Lanegan; Sacred Arias to The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and an originally composed score; this Odyssey is of now - contemporary horror and fantasy splintering from ancient myth; the themes universal: how we face our mortality and the driving force of the Gods inside us.



Photography: Nicole Guarino

Publicity Design: Filipe Alcada

The Point, Eastleigh

★★★★ “Surreal epic with a Tarantino twist… the Quentin Tarantino of contemporary dance… worth making that epic journey home.”
Evening Standard

★★★★ “a bold project, crammed with incident and detail, and highly atmospheric… an engrossing and overwhelming evening in the theatre. Compelling performances from the leading players and images of stormy seas and shipwreck will linger in the memory ...the crumbling intimacy of Wilton’s Music Hall adds a special magic.”
Dance Tabs

★★★★★ “a phenomenal display of dance… The dance is faultless and relentlessly entertaining… top-notch artistry and, truthfully, it does justice to the word ‘epic’ ”
everything-theatre.co.uk

★★★★ “Here is one new dance show London really can’t afford to miss…. we recommend you book right away.”
Culture Whisper

“It takes a bold and brilliant production to hold its own with the venue and Mark Bruce and his team certainly do that. The Odyssey is an experience not to be missed.”
Seeingdance.com



Remaining tour dates

Thu 28th Apr 2016
The Point, Eastleigh
www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk
Box Office: 023 8065 2333

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