Established by theatre director Elli Papakonstantinou, ODC Ensemble is a radical theatre company based in Athens, Greece. ODC Ensemble makes theatre of the polis: theatre from, with & about citizens. ODC creates multidisciplinary performances that empower critical thinking with an emphasis on cutting edge music, new media and political discourse. ODC invents spaces of imagination that dislocate audiences beyond their comfort zone. The company fosters international partnerships in order to explore and break boundaries.
The company has toured extensively and presented its work in places like:13th International Exhibition Prague Quadrennial(CZ),Edinburgh Festival 1997& 2004, (UK), the Royal Court Theatre(UK)Princeton University, (U.S.A.), OperaHouse Cairo (EG), LaMaMa theatre, NY, (USA), THEATERHAUS GESSNERALLEE Zurich (CH), National TheatreCyprus (CY), Antic Teatre International Barcelona (SP), International Festival of Experimental Theatre in Cairo (EG), Inauguration Ceremony of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (EG), NeukollnerOper Berlin (GE), Musikteatretage Festival (AU), etc. Revolt Athens, their latest production has become a smashing hit touring internationally.
Totally mad and mesmerizing… See it to believe it
A work that redefines the meaning of contemporary musical theatre with social meaning away from any realistic reference to prosaic complaints. A substantial aesthetic event
www.greek-theatre.gr, Dimitris Tsatsoulis, Elli Papakonstantinou – ODC Ensemble, “The Cave”, the Athens Consert Hall (Megaron) 10/2018, 13/10/2018
A a veritable bombardment of all senses. Eye, ear and not least brain fought to keep up… strange and beautiful, ugly and cruel
NORDJYSKE.DK, Bent Stenbakken,Punkopera: It’s strange and beautiful, ugly and cloudy, 11/8/2018
The Greek ODC Ensemble is avant-garde at it’s darkest – It’s a solid, courageous and multifaceted ensemble.
Sceneblog.dk, Se Mere, Cph Opera Festival goes avantgarde, 8/8/2018
The piece was entirely stylised and completely interpretive. It was certainly memorable due to it being a piece that steered away from our usual concept of theatre…
A view from Behind the arras, BE Festival – Saturday, Birmingham REP,7/7/2018
A brilliant performance…
A bomb exploding at the foundations of the Greek festival!..
ATHINORAMA, Iliana Dimadi, We saw REVOLT ATHENΣ, 16/6/2016
Tremendous aesthetic craft… a perfect combination of different arts
CNN GREECE, Yorgos Pefanis, Historical Truth and Realistic Politics, 25/6/2016
An outstanding performance with a truly fresh approach
When one decides to tackle issues such as human rights, the limits of revolution, the contemporary socio-political landscape, one should go about it in a political manner. The performance is deeply political insofar as its ensemble functions as a political entity, its every member investing the end result with freedom, equality, and fraternity – that is, the performance’s subject matter.
POPAGANDA, George Voudiklaris, We entered the Backstage of Revolution, 24/6/2017