Performance Calendar

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

THE DOOR TO IMAGINATION: A Zoom Workshop for Choreographers in Geneva, Switzerland

Performance Date: 12-14-2021 @ 08:00am

Location: Zoom

Odds Bodkin conducts THE DOOR TO IMAGINATION: How to Awaken Your Inner Storyteller via Zoom for Ruth Childs, Dancer and Choreographer and her Creative Partners. The 4-hour workshop explores the Five Imaginations, mental imaging and how to craft music to accompany works of art. Learn more about Ruth Childs’ innovative work at https://ruthchilds.com/

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Odds Bodkin’s Holiday Tales on Zoom!

Performance Date: 12-17-2021 @ 7pm

Location: Zoom

Odds Bodkin’s Holiday Tales on Zoom!

Join Master Storyteller Odds Bodkin as he performs his beloved Holiday Tales live on Zoom!

On Zoom, you’ve got a front row seat! Join Master Storyteller, Musician and Children’s Author Odds Bodkin as he tells his most beloved Holiday tales. An hour-long show filled with magic, humor and love.

The Winter Cherries, an Arthurian legend of faithfulness, love and giving. With a fantastic score on 12-string guitar and lovable characters.

The Generous Man, a Chanukah story about a man who always gives, even when he has nothing. Performed with glorious Celtic harp.

The Christmas Cobwebs, a German folktale about the kind spirit of Christmas based on Odds Bodkin’s children’s picture book. Told with a heartwarming song and music on 12-string guitar.

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DANIKA THE ROSE at The Groton School

Performance Date: 01-09-2022 @ 3pm

Location: The Groton School, Groton MA

Odds Bodkin narrates his original fairy tale for adults as sopranos Jazimina MacNeil and Sarah Shafer intersperse the tale with Antonin Dvorak’s Moravian Duets. Two amazing singers. One storyteller. A 70-minute tour de force of magic and music!

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THE ODYSSEY: Belly of the Beast on YouTube Live Jan. 16 at 7 pm EST

Performance Date: 01-16-2022 @ 7pm

Location: YouTube

Dawn light shines dimly through the slats of the Trojan Horse as Odysseus reflects on his ten wasted years fighting at Troy. He misses his wife and son, not to mention the fallen heroes of The Iliad. If this trick works, however, the Trojans themselves will pull him and his squad of men into the walled city. The war will end, and he’ll be able to go home. Little does he know, the Fates won’t let him free so easily. He’s about to embark upon the ten-year journey that bears his name.

So begins Odds Bodkin’s 70-minute tour de force telling of Homer’s classic tale. The language is modern, the full score on 12-string guitar works like movie music, and characters come to life with dramatic voices. Odysseus, his men, the Lotus Eaters, and eventually, the deadly Cyclops roaring in his cave.

Odds Bodkin has performed this tale Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center, at Harvard, Dartmouth, yearly at Loyola, in Great Britain and before live adult audiences in Cambridge, MA. Join him for his special brand of cinematic storytelling during this YouTube Live broadcast, hosted by Six Feet Apart Productions.

“a consummate storyteller” – The New York Times
“a modern-day Orpheus” – Billboard

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STORYBLAST Family Concert

Performance Date: 07-03-2022 @ 5pm

Location: Brick Church, Harrisville NH

Odds Bodkin performs a STORYBLAST Family Concert as part of celebrations in Harrisville, New Hampshire.

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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!