An ambitious project and yet so real, so powerful and most of all, a common dream to share.
This is the Meeting the Odyssey project, a journey back to the Mediterranean Sea. Artists, performances and participants from all over Europe: a mosaic of culture and art diversity that cannot be missed.
Meeting the Odyssey is an ambitious project created by European artists, with the help of European organizations in 2013. An original idea that took shape and sailed in a boat called Hoppet, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean Sea. This project, as it is inspired by the ancient text of Homer, initiates us to a modern Odyssey in terms of permanent source of inspiration for multiple performances and innovating approaches of art creations.
Each summer, since 2014, a group of passionate artists and project managers from different European countries travel together, built workshops and perform theatrical pieces in a great number of European harbors. Their goal? Intrigue the discussion on modern issues, such as immigration, social integration and European citizenship and identity, among others.
Meeting the Odyssey is a real chance to deal with contemporary questions and transform them into art performances. During this three-year journey, the Hoppet is a sailing scene of modern preoccupations, art innovations and most of all, a proposition of change for the contemporary conception of European culture.
Insatiable passion for discovering new cultures and powerful art creation for all citizens; those are the elements that give life to our project, our modern Odyssey. In summer 2015, this particular boat sails along the Italian and French coast. In summer 2016, it will be sailing in Greece.
This existing three-year journey ends in the Mediterranean Sea, in this very unique harbor of humanity. We invite you to be part of this adventure and lead this particular boat to its voyage back to Ithaca, just like Odysseus did.