Wows at the Odyssey

Dec. 24, 2014

Sterile Odyssey

Choreographer Bespie Blankert and composer Louis Andriessen spoke in an interview about their latest collaboration, Odyssey: “The location is almost the best part of the whole show.” Almost, because ultimately the best part is actress Phyllis Blanford (known from the opera Rosa, a horse drama) who delivers impressive contribution.

Blanford’s rendition of Molly Bloom’s soliloquy from James Joyce’s Ulysses is sexy and sizzling. With a crown of light above her head, sitting on a blood-red rock that surrounds her like a huge dress, she let the emotions, shouting, whispering, and languishing roll out.