The last tour of Meeting the Odyssey
The last tour of Meeting the Odyssey has ended. We visited Elefsina, Leros, Lesvos, Lavrio, Skyros and Ikaria with three different productions performed 17 times and Instant workshops and dances in each place. 50 artists from all over Europe participated in this year’s tour.
A tour that indeed lived its own life, forcing us to adapt to each place, situation and people over and over again. It was a collective and contemporary Odyssey in every sense. We wish to thank Greece and our hosts and partners in the islands and the Attika Region.
We, the artists of Meeting the Odyssey, dedicate this tour and all the performances to those who, unlike us, are not able to return home nor travel further with the winds. You are the real Odysseuses of today, and we wish you will find shelter in Europe or peace in your country very soon.
Matilda von Weissenberg
Meeting the Odyssey is a social and artistic collaborative project sailing from the Baltic to the Mediterranean Sea. Each summer from 2014 to 2016, artists and organizers from different European countries travel together, giving workshops and performing theatre pieces. The project combine elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population. But Meeting the Odyssey is also a journey in itself : bringing people together through long term collaboration, and discovering new artistic landscapes and cultural attitudes to develop synergies at the European level.
In 2014, the ship Hoppet sailed in the Baltic Sea, in 2015 in the Mediterranean Sea and this year, the tour will take place in Greece. Check out the itinerary here.