Translation: Robert Fagles
Concept + Directing: Elli Papakonstantinou
Performers: Laura Plitt (dancer/performer), Panagiotis Pierakos (musician/singer), Stathis Mermigis, Irini Tiniakou, Cherryl Pickerton, Marissa Triantafillidou, Dimitris Kamarotos
Music Composition: Dimitris Kamarotos
Designer + Video Arstist: Sofia Lycouris
Producted by: ODC ENSEMBLE, the Greek Ministry of Culture, the Arts Council, U.K.
EGYPT / Cairo / Opera of Cairo / 7.5.2002 + 8.5.2002
UNITED KINGDOM / Edinburg / Edinburgh Festival 2002, V Venue / 31.7.2002 – 25.8.2002
EGYPT / Alexandria / Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Inauguration Ceremony / 22- 23.10.2002
USA / New Jersey / Princeton University / 6.4.2003
USA / New York / Chashama Theatre / 15.4.2003 – 25.4.2003
[…] an outstanding performance with a truly interesting and refreshing approach to the ancient Greek text.
Dimitris Kamarotos challenging Homer’s work with elements of minimal, rock and rap music
Here we see a DJ in the part of a rapsodos (ancient storyteller) […]
BBC WORLDWIDE, Dimitris Papanikolaou, 30th Aug 2002
Totally mad and mesmerizing. An Odyssey that really transports you to a place where pigs can fly. See it to believe it.
The Guardian. The Guide, 15th August 2002
The Pitch: Greek gods getting jiggy in da club.
[…] The Prognosis: Now this ain’t strictly hip hop but it ain’t no Homer Simpson neither. Here the DJ is king and he’s casting up some seriously heavy cats: the Cyclops, the ram and all the while Odysseus is just trying to get back to his crib […]
Chances of survival post-fest? Now this is a li’l bit crazy but worth the ride.
Dr Dre writing for The List, 1-8 August 2002
[…] fascinating, multi-media cubist experience performed with inspired confidence. These guys are so cool you just want to hang out in the underworld with them […]
Philippa Snell, Three Weeks, 8th Aug 2002
[…] An eccentric rendition of Homer’s classic Odyssey…an enthralling, sensual fairytale…an adventurous and avant-garde way presentation[…]
Thrill: great use of trance-inspired sound
Kristin Annexstad, Fest, 7th Aug 2002
[…] A surreal fairytale, a new truly interesting approach to the ancient Greek text, a mixture of theatre and music, a show that cannot be unnoticed… The DJ transports the audience to the dark side! An insane Picasso-esque world […]
www.cultureguide.com, The Hellenic Ministry of Culture, October 2002
[…] Based on the original ancient Greek text…a palimpsest of language-English, German, Spanish. The human voice fused with the instruments and the electronic mediums contribute to this incomparable timbre […]
TA NEA (Athenian Daily Newspaper), 21st Oct 2002
[…]Elli Papakonstantinou and Dimitris Kamarotos on a hazardous avant-garde trip with a variety of languages and kinds of music…between the bounds of the expressionist contemporary music and the electronic set of pop music […]
ELEYTHEROTYPIA (Athenian Daily Newspaper), 13th Oct 2002