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Bambalina present Ulysses     

Bambalina present Ulysses
Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Friday 4 April 1.45pm and 6.30pm
as part of the Agor Drysau Opening Doors Festival.

Ulysses is a humorous and beautiful production, for families and children 6+, by award winning company Bambalina who have been praised in all corners of the world. The history of Greek Hero Ulysses is an old tale, but this performance uses modern, colourful and humorous puppetry and action to present Ulysses adventurous journey to find the magical land of Ithaca. Marvel at their fantastic puppetry skills, and enjoy watching the actors have fun as they enter the world of child play, fight against rough seas and fall in love with the heroine!
The Greek gods dwelt on the peak of Mount Olympus and they reigned over mankind, exerting their influence by protecting them or abandoning them to their fate. Some men dared to challenge their capriciousness and fell victim to their wrath. Such was the fate of Ulysses, who offended Poseidon by blinding his son Polyphemus, and so Poseidon prevented him from returning to Ithaca, leaving him wandering aimlessly through the expanse of the Mediterranean. The story of Ulysses is a story of a journey as a metaphor for life, for the struggle against adversity and the manner of overcoming it.

‘Our actors are “gods” over a board upon which they direct the actions of the Greek hero. They condition and guide Ulysses’ journey, while also being part of the journey itself. They control his destiny as the “manipulators” of his actions, but they are also his companions on this journey. They help him to discover worlds and discover them themselves. They are aware of the story they are telling, one known by all, but they are surprised by everything that occurs. It is a journey full of unique adventures, of strategies packed with incident, of shared game-playing, where each act and each scene is a universe in itself. We have begged Ulysses to allow us to follow him once more on his search for his Ithaca, so that we may also find ours. Long live the Greek hero.’ Director, RAMÓN MORENO

Bambalina was established in Valencia in 1991. Bambalina has always been outstanding for the interdisciplinary vocation of its shows and for its use of a theatre language in tune with the most contemporary playwrights. The company has staged some emblematic works of universal literature and musical repertoire.

To book contact Aberystwyth Arts Centre 01970 62 32 32 or go online
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