The core of Odyssey’s work is international stories that address universal themes—told in ways relevant to contemporary audiences. Performers invoke comic and mythic archetypes, typically through use of masks. The stories speak about individualism, romantic love, empowerment, the creative spirit and social conflicts.
The ancient arts of the fairground, re-invented for the 21st century, are the language we use to tell our stories. Mask, clown, Commedia dell’Arte, bouffon, puppetry and dance-theatre reach out to people in celebration, unlock the imagination, and create alternate realities enticing us to look at our world anew.
We seek collaborations with dance-theatre artists from different cultures and experiment to find the most expressive theatrical approaches and extend the frontiers of our medium.