tiivii has broadcast the play “O Charco de Ulises”, a version of the Greek classic The Odyssey revised from the perspective of Galician emigration, by the Centro Dramático Gallego (CDG), a theatrical unit of the Xunta de Galicia.
The play, directed by Santiago Cortegoso and Marián Bañobre, places Homer’s classic in a transatlantic context parallel to The Odyssey in which a dialogue with the original myth is generated. Poetically addressing the phenomenon of Galician emigration through a Ulysses who wanders for ten years between different islands, the play changes the different original locations (Ithaca, Troy and the Mediterranean Sea) for Galicia, Buenos Aires and the Atlantic Ocean.
The performance was streamed in 18 countries and consisted of two parts, one the broadcast of the play itself and the other a discussion between the artists and directors of the play and the people who were watching the play remotely, who could ask questions through a chat enabled for this purpose.
This broadcast strengthens tiivii’s commitment to culture. tiivii was installed at the end of 2020 and this is the first broadcast to be made with it and work is already underway to prepare the broadcast of the next shows as well as the use of the system for recording rehearsals.
* The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 954040.