Performance Calendar

Interested in seeing Odds Bodkin perform live? The following is a list of upcoming performances - hope to see you in the crowd!

HEARTPOUNDERS: TWO TALES OF THE SUPERNATURAL for Eaglebrook School

Performance Date: 01-27-2021 @ 6pm

Location: ZOOM

Over Zoom Odds returns to Eaglebrook School to perform HEARTPOUNDERS: TWO TALES OF THE SUPERNATURAL for boys in grades 6-8.

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BEOWULF: THE ONLY ONE: An Adult Storytelling on Zoom

Performance Date: 02-07-2021 @ 5pm

Location: A Worldwide Virtual Concert

Back by popular demand, Odds Bodkin returns with Grendel’s Den in Cambridge MA to Zoom BEOWULF: THE ONLY ONE, his feature-length musical telling of Beowulf. Characters, vocal effects and a full score on 12-string guitar animate this ancient tale of heroism and gratitude. Voices for Beowulf, Grendel, Grendel’s Mother, King Hrothgar and many others along with haunting motifs on 12-string guitar blend into a compelling and vivid imaginative experience. Bodkin’s telling is based closely on the original Beowulf manuscript, the earliest known piece of literature in English.

Come settle in for lore on Celtic harp and then the long tale.

A listener’s review:

“This is the version that made me absolutely fall in love with the Beowulf story, and really understand why it has become such a classic piece of literature. There is such life and emotion in the way Bodkin tells it, that you just can’t get from reading it alone. He takes it from being a dry, unsentimental piece of curriculum and spins it into a deeply moving journey, I always find myself crying by the end of it.”

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SHE’S CLEVER, THAT ONE: Fairy Tales for Smart Girls. A Live ZOOM Show

Performance Date: 03-07-2021 @ 5pm

Location: ZOOM

In celebration of International Women’s Day, join Odds in this live online event as he tells his funniest, most clever fairy tales for and about girls.

Will Vasilisa outwit the all-powerful Tsar at his own riddles? Can Prezzemolina escape the wicked fairies and bring back Handsome Jack’s box? Will Kelsa spin a dungeon full of flax before she loses her head? And what is at the bottom of Marie’s ladder going down into the earth?

From around the world come his four classic stories. The Wise Little Girl, a tale from Russia. Prezzemolina, an astonishing yarn from Italy. The Three Spinning Fairies, a Grimm’s favorite with a refusal-to-be-bored message. And Tale of the Kittens, a sing-along story with a song you and your kids will never, ever forget.

From Odds Bodikin’s state-of-the-art Zoom studio he tells these tales with voices, sounds and lively music on 12-string guitars and Celtic harp.

Gather the whole family for the finest in live storytelling. Moms and dads will love it, too. Even little brothers will uncross their arms and sing along in the end!

Odds appears full-screen during the show. Your ticket buys your Zoom meeting invitation and password.

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THE ODYSSEY: BELLY OF THE BEAST on Zoom for Old Greenwich School

Performance Date: 03-22-2021 @ 1pm

Location: Old Greenwich School, Old Greenwich CT

Odds Bodkin returns to Old Greenwich School on Zoom to perform The Odyssey: Belly of the Beast for 3rd and 4th graders.

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DANIKA THE ROSE with Jazimina MacNeil, Sarah Shafer and Jonathan Ware for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Performance Date: 05-23-2021 @ 3pm

Location: Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia PA

With mezzo soprano Jazimina MacNeil, soprano Sarah Shafer and pianist Jonathan Ware, Odds Bodkin visits Philadelphia to perform DANIKA THE ROSE, his original adult fairy tale set to Antonin Dvorak’s Moravian Duets.

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Welcome to the performance calendar – here you can find a list of upcoming shows or down at the bottom, you can use the form to request a performance of your own! Please let us know if you have any questions; we’re happy to help!

SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES

Odds Bodkin offers school assemblies for K-3, 4-6, middle and high school audiences, all with compelling age-appropriate stories. To incorporate Door to Imagination workshops for students and staff, invite him for a 1, 3 or 5 day residency.

MUSEUM PERFORMANCES

The Peabody-Essex Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Sackler Museum at Harvard, the Portland Art Museum and others have enhanced their exhibitions by inviting Mr. Bodkin to tell tales relevant to works on display. As a practicing mythologist, he tells tales from Japan, China, India, Tibet, ancient Greece, Italy, Russia, Scandinavia, Africa, Polynesia, South America, Ethiopia, Egypt, Ireland and England (Arthurian), not to mention Aesop’s Fables, American Tall Tales and ghost stories from New England.

THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES

Chautauqua in Boulder, CO, Lincoln Center Institute in New York, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Wharton Center for Performing Arts at Michigan State and others host Odds Bodkin shows for student groups and the public. From The Odyssey: Belly of the Beast to family StoryBlast! concerts where everybody sings together and brings down the house, Odds is a one-man show.

UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCES

Year after year, Loyola University Maryland hosts The Odyssey or The Iliad: Book I for Classics and Honors students. For seven years in a row, St. Anselm College brought in the entire freshman class for The Iliad: Book I, their first humanities lecture. UC Boulder invites Odds and Naturalist Martin Ogle to team up for StoryEarth, a storytelling and multimedia presentation that explores big questions. University of New Hampshire students invite him to perform his version of Beowulf. Wharton School of Business hires him to tell The Odyssey. All know that Mr. Bodkin can compel university audiences in a way they love. He has also performed at Syracuse, Wofford College, Dartmouth, Colorado College, Boston University, Ohio Dominican University, Emerson College in Great Britain and others.

CONTACT: Mil Bodkin, Booking Agent

Phone: (603) 938-5120 or use the form to the left!