The Odyssey, the classic story of the man who, after winning the Trojan War, desperately wanted to return home, still fascinates and inpires us. The image of Odysseus stands for persistence, courage and creativity. Facing his demons and paying for his sins, he finally found peace after an exhausting and horrifying journey. In his quest Odysseus crossed numberous boundaries: the boundary between physical endurance and exhaustion, fear and courage, freedom and captivity, the humann and the divine.
In My Private Odyssey, the story is used as a metaphor for the course of life of every human. In the characteristic and charismatic Guy & Roni style, ten dancers and three musicians make their own journey that brings out the best and the worst in them. It’s a story about the courage it takes to live your own life, and about realizing you can acheve more than you thought you were capable of.
The performance is a collaboration with tanzmaina and the composers David Dramm and Tomoko Mukaiyama. The music is performed live by Tomoko Mukaiyama, Monica Germino and Anne La Berge. The text is produced by Ko van den Bosch, costumes: Slavna Martinovic, light: Wil Frikken, decor: Ascon de Nijs, visuals: WERC.