CHOREOGRAPHY BY VALERIE WILLIAMS
VALERIE WILLIAMS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
AMES CITY AUDITORIUM
JULY 24 AND 25, 1998 7:30 P.M.
Choreography and Direction by Valerie Williams
Music by Gustav Holst
Based on The Odyssey by Homer
Lighting Design by Virgil Kleinhesselink
Set Design by Valerie Williams
Costume Design by Valerie Williams
Athena speaks with Odysseus as he leaves his family to go to war. We see the victory of the Greeks over the Trojans and Odysseus sets sail for home.
Odysseus wanders the sea seeking Ithaca while Penelope fends off the Suitors at home.
The Lotus eaters
Something strange has befallen these people.
Cyclops, the one eyed ogre
Odysseus and his men hide under sheepís bellies to escape the blinded Cyclops.
Aeolus and the bag of winds
Great winds are released and Odysseus is blown away.
Odysseus must face his predicament.
The Grace of the Witch Circe
Odysseus and Circe come to an agreement.
A Gathering of Shades- the visit to the underworld
Odysseus visits the dead. He hears a prophecy.
Sea Perils and defeat.
Odysseus and his men face the Scylla, Sirens, Wandering Rocks and Charybdis.
Calypso the Sea Nymph
Odysseus bewitched still longing for home. Hermes brings the message to send him home.
Odysseus escapes the island of Calypso only to be caught in one of Poseidonís storms. With help from Nausicaa, Odysseus survives to find Ithaca.
A Hero comes home
Odysseus returns to Ithaca. His old nurse Euryclea recognizes him, but the secret is preserved. With the test of the bow: Odysseus defeats the suitors, bringing his family back together again. Then the Goddess Athena prevents war, and Odysseus returns to his former life. But is he content to stay home?
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