A MAN TO PET’S ODYSSEY
A Man to Pet's Odyssey
The process of devising the show is rooted in appropriation. Drawing inspiration from popular and classical music, stock and found images, dance, theatre and poetry, “ODC” attempts to recount an experience in someone's life through fragmented or misplaced episodes. The result oscillates between amateur theatrics, dance and visual storytelling, bad singing and failed attempts to perfect one self. One can understand it as queer folklore. The title, an abbreviation of “Odyssey”, one of the greatest epic poems operates as a springboard from which the performance gets permission to create absurdities and mishaps that otherwise would be unreasonable. The abbreviation also plays with the anagram of “OCD” (obsessive compulsive disorder) and thus sets the tone as a contemporary life journey in which the obstacles are not monsters and sirens, or if you prefer, remain as scary but Inside us. As Cavafy states in his poem Ithaca: “You won't encounter these monsters, unless you have them inside you”.
Video visuals: Alexandros Pissourios
Performers: Chester Hayes, George Hunt, Gaffy, Lucy Fizz, Orangina
Acrobat: Cian Kinsella
Styling performer: Christos Kyriakides
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