tiivii has broadcast the play ‘O Charco de Ulises’, a version of the Greek classic ‘The Odyssey’ revised from the perspective of Galician emigration, by the Centro Dramático Gallego (CDG), a theatrical unit of the Xunta de Galicia, for students from more than 20 secondary schools in the region on the occasion of the commemoration of International Theatre Day.
As part of the CDG and Xunta de Galicia’s initiative to promote culture, the adaptation of Homer’s classic directed by Santiago Cortegoso and Marian Bañobre, which is set in a transatlantic context parallel to ‘The Odyssey’ in which a poetic dialogue is generated between the original myth and the phenomenon of Galician emigration, was performed and broadcast on 26 March for more than 1,200 pupils through tiivii. 200 students through tiivii, a live broadcasting system in a totally automated way and without the need for human intervention through the use of intelligent cameras.
Adapted to the organisation of schools and the audiovisual educational language, the play was completed with a talk in which students were able to interact in an open discussion with the director of the CDG, Fran Núñez and the directors of the play, to discover the process of creating the show, its adaptation, staging and various curiosities related to the play.
* The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 954040