A key element in ODC’s work is their multi-disciplinary practice, which I see as an expression of the idea of multiplicity from which emerges ODC’s politics of desire, not only as a narrative device (that too), but merely as an aesthetic and ethical proposition. The political, in this sense, is not merely related to what ODC’s work means, but what it does.

– Philip Hager

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Founded in 2002, ODC Ensemble has made more than 20 works for theatre, dance, film and media directed by Elli Papakonstantinou. ODC Ensemble founding members are: Dimitris Kamarotos, Elli Papakonstantinou, Tilemachos Mousas, Telis Karananos & Alexandra Siafkou, Andrian Frieling and Valia Papachristou. Further members include: Anastasia Katsinavaki, Pantelis Makkas, Rosa Prodromou, Aglaia Pappa, Alex Kat, Olympia Mytilinaiou and Stella Rapti.

ODC Ensemble was based at their own venue cultural space Vyrsopdeseio from 2011 until 2017.

The Group’s work include: ODC After Homer (2002), Viciousness in the Kitchen (2010), Μετά/After (2011), Woyzeck Quartet (2012), Skin (2012), Richard II (2014), Revolt Athens (2015), Luisette: the Backstage of Revolution (2017), Τhe Cave (2018), Każin Barokk (2018), all directed by Elli Papakonstantinou.

Among recent artistic achievements, the company has been nominated winner of the Music Theater Now 2018 International competition and also the First Award Prize at the BE Festival for the REP, Birmingham, UK and has been supported by The Greek Ministry of Culture, the Arts Council of Great Britain, Denmark and Sweden.

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Reviews

Totally mad and mesmerizing…

The Guardian | The Guide | 15.08.2002

An outstanding performance with a truly fresh approach…

BBC Worldwide

A brilliant performance…

Panayotis Kouparanis | Deutsche Welle | 13.11.2015

A work that redefines the meaning of contemporary musical theatre…

A work that redefines the meaning of contemporary musical theatre with social meaning away from any realistic reference to prosaic complaints. A substantial aesthetic event…

Dimitris Tsatsoulis
greek-theatre.gr | 13.10.2018

Punkopera: It’s strange and beautiful, ugly and cloudy…

A veritable bombardment of all senses. Eye, ear and not least brain fought to keep up… strange and beautiful, ugly and cruel…

Bent Stenbakken
nordjyske.dk | 11.08.2018

A view from Behind the arras…
The piece was entirely stylised and completely interpretive. It was certainly memorable due to it being a piece that steered away from our usual concept of theatre…

BE Festival, Birmingham REP | 07.07.2018

A bomb exploding at the foundations of the Greek festival...!

Iliana Dimadi
athinorama.gr | 16.06.2018

Historical Truth and Realistic Politics
Tremendous aesthetic craft… a perfect combination of different arts…

Yorgos Pefanis
CNN Ggreece | 25.06.2016

Cph Opera Festival goes avantgarde

The Greek ODC Ensemble is a solid, courageous and multi-faceted ensemble.

Se Mere | sceneblog.dk | 08.08.2018

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