Odysséen

Even heroes stumble sometimes. ‍ The boundary between dance and theater is blurred when choreographer Örjan Andersson builds a performance based on Homer's epic heroic poem about war, love and longing. Here, the human fall height is explored in a magnificent scenography. About wanting to find home. Being brilliant and amazing, but sometimes having to get lost and maybe make mistakes along the way. ‍ - It is fascinating to work with and animate a classic story in this way. To create a Homeric, humorous and slightly bizarre fantasy world together with both actors and dancers, says choreographer and director Örjan Andersson. ‍ In words and movement, the story of Odysseus is retold, who on his way home from the Trojan War has many adventures and mishaps. Who wanders the sea for ten years, encountering cyclops, sirens and sea monsters before finally reuniting with Penelope. Meanwhile the gods watch him. Co-production between Backa Teater and Andersson Dance. Premiere in Gothenburg the 17th of February 2024.

Choreographer/ director
Örjan Andersson
Adaptation
Magnus Lindman
Light and room
Chrisander Brun
Costume design
Josefin Lindskog
Sound design
Simeon Hillert
On stage
Nikola Borggård Gavanozov, Eleftheria Gerofoka, Gunilla Johansson Gyllenspetz, Joseba Yerro Izaguirre, Rasmus Lindgren, Ulf Rönnestrand, Sofia Sangregorio, Daniel Staaf, Emelie Strömberg, Ove Wolf
Co-production
Backa Teater & Andersson Dance
The odyssey makes other performing arts appear undynamic and rigid.
Göteborgs Posten
No one mentioned, no one forgotten – this is the result of strong ensemble work and a fine marriage between dance and acting.
DN
a Homeric meze that adds more flavor
Scenkonstguiden
An outstanding both funny, beautiful and thought-provoking scenic work of art about adventure, God power, cunning and homesickness.
Alba
After the final scene and applause, the premiere audience remains. You're dazed, I guess. The journey has been long. It has gone very fast. It's probably not just me who wishes we would go out again.
Göteborgs Posten
A full-fledged theatrical adventure
Alba
Well-choreographed so that it impresses
DN

Trailer

Mini documentary

Performances

12 Apr

19:00

Backa Teater

17 Apr

13:00

Backa Teater

18 Apr

19:00

Backa Teater

19 Apr

13:00

Backa Teater

20 Apr

18:00

Backa Teater

23 Apr

13:00

Backa Teater

24 Apr

13:00

Backa Teater

25 Apr

19:00

Backa Teater

26 Apr

13:00

Backa Teater

29 Apr

13:00

Backa Teater

2 May

13:00

Backa Teater

3 May

19:00

Backa Teater