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    The Paper Cinema: The Odyssey

Gorgeous, charming illustrations from The Paper Cinema bring The Odyssey to life

Posted by Rob Alderson,

The Odyssey is one of those stories which has a pivotal place in the pantheon of great literature but The Paper Cinema bring it to life with more charm, wit and drama then I have seen for a long time. Using hundreds of beautiful illustrations but no words, the company re-tells Homer’s famous story of Odysseus’ attempts to return to his beloved Ithaca and his wife and son after the Trojan War. The illustrations are projected onto a giant screen, “allowing them to use the complete language of film including panning, zooming and jump cuts but with hand held illustrations.” With three musicians on hand as well, it is one of the most compelling live performances I have ever seen, and the illustrations at the centre of the piece are gorgeous, breathing new life onto the famous tale with quietly heartbreaking flair.

The Odyssey runs until March 9 at The Battersea Arts Centre.

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    The Paper Cinema: The Odyssey

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.