Production Details / Press Releases
We want to experiment and share an Odyssey ‘complex’. Not a ‘reprise’, or an actualisation of the myth, but an exploration of this endless object with what anyone has intimate and infinite connections. We started by this personal relation, and extended this in the creation of a multiple organism that would continue its travel from the original story to our translations, from the spoken word to the language of body and images, from our multimedia stage to the complex and unique mind of each spectator. We did not try to ‘solve’, even to understand the Odyssey, but only to stand on it: to confront with what makes our attraction/repulsion towards its terrifying beauty and hugeness that, with a blink of an eye, transform the daily landscape in a world strongly connected with animality, gods, sexuality, energies of the cosmos and depths of the unconscious. This is where we met, confronting our respective approaches (choreographic, sonorous, filmic, philosophical…) in order to let appear a ‘new memory’. This is where we invite you now, to join, with your multilayered presence, our Odyssey complex.
Cast & Credits
Concept, Performance, Stage: Felix M. Ott
Idea: Benjamin Brix, Camille Louis, Steffen Martin, Felix M.Ott
Dramaturgy: Camille Louis
Sound: Steffen Martin
Video: Benjamin Brix
Stage technology: Gaspard Guilbert
Special Guest: Andreas Müller
Light: Frédéric Lombard
Coaching: Uwe Wilhelm
Assistance: Samira Boesch
Film: Benjamin Brix, Steffen Martin, Felix M. Ott, Andreas Mueller, Aenne Schwarz, Aiko Okamoto, Emillia Wilhelm, Anna Esteve Reig
Postproduction: BIT teatergarasjen Bergen, Uwe Wilhelm
Thanks to: Barbara Friedrich & Co, Roswitha Wilhelm, Franz Xaver Ott, Heiko Stolz and Koen Kwanten
A production by Felix M. Ott in co-production with Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Scene Salzburg. Supported by Hessischer Rundfunk and MusucBag. Sponsored by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs, Fund Performing Arts and apap network.
The Tanzfabrik Berlin is a partner of apap – advancing performing arts project – Performing Europe 2011-2016.
The apap program takes place in different forms in eight European countries. The partners are from Amiens (FRA), Berlin (GER), Bergen (NOR), Bytom (POL), Dro (ITA), Kortijk (BEL) and Zagreb (CRO).
The TANZNACHT BERLIN 2012 is presented by the Tanzfabrik Berlin.
Supported by the Capital Culture Fund.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):