BAC Take Out presents The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey
Raging storms and supernatural forces prevail over one man’s almighty quest to get home. Immerse yourself in a journey through the high seas, soak up the adventure and encounter danger and exhilaration. Homer’s cornerstone of literature is vividly told with beautiful illustration and masterful puppetry. Cinematic projection and cunning tricks transform a suitcase full of cutout paper puppets into an array of living characters and striking landscapes. A silent film is created before your eyes, set to a captivating live score from exceptional musicians.
‘Ingenious retelling of Homer’s Story’
- Lyn Gardner | The Guardian
‘an epic, imaginative voyage’
- Time Out
Nine years after the end of the Trojan War the King, Odysseus, has still not returned home. In his absence, his house has been besieged by suitors who are after his crown, wife and lands. Away for 20 years, rumours of his death abound. Why isn’t he back? When will he be home? And will Penelope be able to keep the wolves at bay? These questions are in the hands of the Gods.
The Paper Cinema Workshop
Your adventure will begin with a drawing game. Then, working in small groups, you will devise a short story and make your own Paper Cinema, even down to the sound effects. A live musical score will also be created for your new show. At the end of the workshop a collaborative show will be performed for everyone to enjoy. We have delivered our workshops at festivals, art galleries, colleges and schools