Ithaque

Christiane Jatahy, from Brazil, creates multi-disciplinary work. Her art form is one of mixtures and confrontations. Together they shift lines and overcome frontiers. Her shows draw upon theatre, cinema and performance in order to build bridges between different artistic practices, giving audiences a unique experience. After A Floresta que anda (2016), this will be the first in-house production for this Odéon associate artist. As her point of departure, she will be drawing upon the Odyssey, one of Western literature’s founding myths. It tells the story of a man returning home after a long war. But also that of his wife, who has been waiting for him all these years, unsure whether he is dead or alive. For this first part of what promises to be a diptych, Jatahy will be accompanied by a team of six actors (three French-speaking actors, and three of her customary actors from Brazil). Delving into notions of exile and odyssey, they will be looking at the idea of the return home as an adventure of a crucial nature. The bi-frontal staging will allow spectators to discover either Penelope’s point of view, or that of Ulysses. The show is an in situ voyage. The end of this voyage sees stage and audience, reality and fiction, blending together in one single space. What route, then, will the dividing line between them take? According to Jatahy, one thing is certain: “Imagination is what lies on the other side”.

Berthier 17e

France

Berthier 17e

16 march – 21 april 2018 / Length about 2h

Ithaque
Our Odyssey 1

by Christiane Jatahy / associate artist

inspired by Homer’s work

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

A new production

Timetable

From Tuesday tu Saturday at 20h, Sunday at 15h. No performances on Sunday 18th March.

Length about 2h

Votre venue

Berthier 17e
Access

Prices

from 8€ to 36€
More info

Booking online opens December 5th. March 6th for the previews.

  • Ithaque | photo de répétition © Elizabeth Carecchio
    photo de répétition © Elizabeth Carecchio
  • Ithaque | photo de répétition © Elizabeth Carecchio
    photo de répétition © Elizabeth Carecchio

Christiane Jatahy, from Brazil, creates multi-disciplinary work. Her art form is one of mixtures and confrontations. Together they shift lines and overcome frontiers. Her shows draw upon theatre, cinema and performance in order to build bridges between different artistic practices, giving audiences a unique experience. After A Floresta que anda (2016), this will be the first in-house production for this Odéon associate artist. As her point of departure, she will be drawing upon the Odyssey, one of Western literature’s founding myths. It tells the story of a man returning home after a long war. But also that of his wife, who has been waiting for him all these years, unsure whether he is dead or alive. For this first part of what promises to be a diptych, Jatahy will be accompanied by a team of six actors (three French-speaking actors, and three of her customary actors from Brazil). Delving into notions of exile and odyssey, they will be looking at the idea of the return home as an adventure of a crucial nature. The bi-frontal staging will allow spectators to discover either Penelope’s point of view, or that of Ulysses. The show is an in situ voyage. The end of this voyage sees stage and audience, reality and fiction, blending together in one single space. What route, then, will the dividing line between them take? According to Jatahy, one thing is certain: “Imagination is what lies on the other side”.

Previews

Previews Box office opening dates Prices single-price 50%
14th and 15th March / 20h
6th March 2018
18€ / 14€

Previews at the Odéon, this is 6000 half-price seats!
From January 2017 onwards, we will be offering two half-price preview performances for long-running shows.
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Credits

dramaturgy, scenography, direction Christiane Jatahy
artistical collaboration, lightning and scenography Thomas Walgrave
co-creator on the scenography Marcelo Lipiani
photographer Paulo Camacho
artistical collaboration Henrique Mariano
video system Julio Parente
assistance of direction and translation Marcus Borja

production Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe
coproduction Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Teatro São Luiz – Lisbonne, Centre culturel Onassis – Athènes, Comédie de Genève
with the support of the CENTQUATRE – Paris

#NotreOdyssée

 

Excerpt

Mais moi, avec ma nef et mes compagnons, je m’en vais éprouver ces hommes : qui sont-ils – des brutes violentes, et sauvages, et sans justice, ou des êtres hospitaliers ?

Homère, Odyssée, chant IX, vv. 173 - 176