After the success of What if They Went to Moscow? in 2017, Christiane Jatahy is back with a new work. Loosely based on the Odyssey, Ithaque (Notre Odyssée 1) is the first panel of a diptych the second half of which will be produced at Théâtre National in 2019.

Always ready to involve the public in the conception of the story, the Brazilian artist has created an unexpected device. The stage is divided bi-frontally so the spectators are separated into two groups, on one side Ithaca with Penelope and on the other side Calypso’s home with Ulysses creating two temporalities that overlap and meet. Between the two, a double opaque curtain, an undefined space, possibly a crossing…

Intertwined by images of migrants, of borders, and of the longing for the homecoming, Ithaque offers not only a parallel with the contemporary world, but also a true reflection on travel and exile, and especially a unique theatrical experience.

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This is "Ithaque Notre Odyssée 1 // inspiré d’Homère - Christiane Jatahy // Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe"…

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Cast

  • Inspired by
    Homère

    Dramaturgy, scenography
    Christiane Jatahy

    Artistic collaboration, light, scenography
    Thomas Walgrave

    Collaboration on the scenography
    Marcelo Lipiani

    Artistic collaboration
    Henrique Mariano

    Sound design
    Alex Fostier

    Director of photography, framing
    Paulo Camacho

    Costumes
    Siegrid Petit-Imbert, Géraldine Ingremeau

    Video system
    Julio Parente

    Direction assistant, translation
    Marcus Borja

    Set design
    Atelier de construction  de l’Odéon-Théâtre l’Europe et l’équipe de l’Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe

  • With
    Karim Bel Kacem, Julia Bernat, Cédric Eeckhout, Stella Rabello, Matthieu Sampeur, Isabel Teixeira

    We wish to warmly thank for having shared a bit of their personal odysseys

    Kais Razouk, Godrat Arai & Nazeeh Alsahuyny

    Production
    Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe

    Co-production
    Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, São Luiz Teatro Municipal – Lisbonne, Onassis Cultural Center – Athènes, Ruhrtriennale – Allemagne, Comédie de Genève

    With the support of
    CENTQUATRE – Paris, WBI (Wallonie-Bruxelles International)

Calendar

  • Wednesday
    20:15
  • Thursday
    20:15
  • Friday
    20:15
  • Saturday
    20:15
    + Live music au Marché National - 22:30
  • Tuesday
    20:15
    introduction - 19:45
  • Wednesday
    19:30
  • Thursday
    20:15
  • Friday
    20:15
  • Saturday
    20:15

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