Visual arts - France

Dustpan Odyssey

By Philippe Genty

Based on Homer’s Odyssey

Artistic Director : Philippe Genty

Interpret : Hernan Bonet, Antoine Malfettes et Yoanelle Stratman

“Is there a common story that echoes the themes that lie inside of us, that raise questions : borders, evasion, exile, metamorphosis…and turns out to be a part of it ? Novels, tales and legends, personal stories, holy texts, everything has been explored, only to find at the end of this labyrinthine path…Homer’s Odyssey, an everlastingly contemporary, immemorial and forever new text, a marvel of images and stories more than a reference work. This story invites us to an interpretation, to escape. We have to get away from the way we picture it, which is typically what object theatre makes possible…”

For this creation, Philippe decided to start from an improvisation realized in his workshop in Charleville-Mézières in 2009, when he had asked three actors to work on Homer’s Odyssey. A rewriting was done in 2010, it gave life to Dustpan Odyssey.

Coproduction: Centre de Création et de Production MCNN

Executive Production: Company Philippe Genty

Crédit photos: Christine Oudart