Performance Calendar

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

DANIKA THE ROSE: Odds Bodkin’s Fable set to Antonin Dvorak’s Moravian Duets/The Children’s Version

Performance Date: 10-05-2019 @ 1pm

Location: Lukas Foundation, Temple NH

Mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil and soprano Sarah Shafer join Odds Bodkin for an outreach performance of DANIKA THE ROSE: The Children’s Version.

Along with writing symphonies, composer Antonin Dvorak also wrote a set of Moravian Duets for female voices. Odds Bodkin’s original fairy tale, Danika the Rose, is crafted around story episodes suggested by Dvorak’s songs.

Odds tells the tale of lovely young Danika, a girl trapped between an evil duke’s desires and a faithful huntsman’s love. Weaving through the magic-filled tale are Dvorak’s classical duets sung by Jazimina MacNeil and Sarah Shafer, accompanied at the piano by Emely Phelps.

Produced by Electric Earth Concerts.

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DANIKA THE ROSE: Odds Bodkin’s Fable set to Antonin Dvorak’s Moravian Duets/The Children’s Version

Performance Date: 10-05-2019 @ 4pm

Location: The Harris Center for Conservation Education

Mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil and soprano Sarah Shafer join Odds Bodkin for an outreach performance of DANIKA THE ROSE: The Children’s Version.

Along with writing symphonies, composer Antonin Dvorak also wrote a set of Moravian Duets for female voices. Odds Bodkin’s original fairy tale, Danika the Rose, is crafted around story episodes suggested by Dvorak’s songs.

Odds tells the tale of lovely young Danika, a girl trapped between an evil duke’s desires and a faithful huntsman’s love. Weaving through the magic-filled tale are Dvorak’s classical duets sung by Jazimina MacNeil and Sarah Shafer, accompanied at the piano by Emely Phelps.

Produced by Electric Earth Concerts.

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DANIKA THE ROSE: Odds Bodkin’s Fable set to Antonin Dvorak’s Moravian Duets/Premiere of The Adult Version

Performance Date: 10-06-2019 @ 4pm

Location: Bass Hall, Peterborough NH

Mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil and soprano Sarah Shafer join Odds Bodkin for the premier of DANIKA THE ROSE: The Adult Version. Two angelic voices with a piano accompaniment interweave duets with Odds Bodkin’s powerful new tale, featuring voices for Danika, Dano the Arrow, Duke Maximilian, and many others.

Along with writing symphonies, composer Antonin Dvorak also wrote a set of Moravian Duets for female voices. Odds Bodkin’s original fairy tale, Danika the Rose, is crafted around story episodes suggested by Dvorak’s songs.

In this first of its kind performance, Odds tells the tale of lovely young Danika, a girl trapped between an evil duke’s desires and a faithful huntsman’s love. Weaving through the magic-filled tale are Dvorak’s classical duets, sung by Jazimina MacNeil and Sarah Shafer, accompanied at the piano by Emely Phelps.

Produced by Electric Earth Concerts.

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HERCULES IN HELL: A Private Performance

Performance Date: 10-12-2019 @ 8pm

Location: Annandale VA
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HEARTPOUNDERS: HALLOWEEN TALES OF HORROR in Warner NH/Benefit Concert

Performance Date: 10-18-2019 @ 7pm

Location: Warner Town Hall, Warner NH

To benefit the New Hampshire Telephone Museum in Warner, NH Odds Bodkin performs HEARTPOUNDERS: HALLOWEEN TALES OF HORROR on Friday, October. 18th, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Warner Town Hall. Recommended for teens and hearty adults, and no young children, please, this show features Mr. Bodkin’s most terrifying tales for Halloween, accompanied with live music on multiple acoustic instruments.

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HEARTPOUNDERS: Halloween Tales of Horror

Performance Date: 10-26-2019 @ 7pm

Location: Sweet Beet Market, Bradford NH

Odds Bodkin returns to the Sweet Beet Market in Bradford NH for his third annual Halloween Horror Tales concert for adults. An outdoor performance. Bundle up and settle in with warm drinks and food. No children please.

RAIN DATE: Oct. 27, 2019

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FAIRY FOLKS AND OLD OAKS 2-Day RESIDENCY: Write Your Own Fairy Tale

Performance Date: 11-20-2019 @ 08:00am

Location: Wentworth Elementary School, Scarborough ME

What makes a fairy tale? Well, for one thing, it has a happy ending. It’s also about leaving home and having adventures with animals who speak and magical people. In this residency, Odds Bodkin tells fairy tales in assemblies, and then teaches children how to write their own.

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FAIRY FOLKS AND OLD OAKS 2-DAY RESIDENCY: Write Your Own Fairy Tale

Performance Date: 11-21-2019 @ 08:00am

Location: Wentworth Elementary School, Scarborough ME

What makes a fairy tale? Well, for one thing, it has a happy ending. It’s also about leaving home and having adventures with animals who speak and magical people. In this residency, Odds Bodkin tells fairy tales in assemblies, and then teaches children how to write their own.

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ODDS BODKIN’S MID-WINTER MIRACLES: Musical Tales for Christmas and Chanukah

Performance Date: 12-01-2019 @ 3pm

Location: The Burren Back Room, Somerville MA

Start off your Holiday Season with warm, exciting storytelling by Odds Bodkin. Your kids will love these musical tales, and you will, too. Told with 12-string guitars and Celtic harp, these folktales come from Old England, the Jewish Tradition and Old Germany. Told with character voices and song.

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MID-WINTER MIRACLES: Tales of Christmas and Chanukah

Performance Date: 12-16-2019 @ 4pm

Location: Bridgewater-Hebron Village School, Bridgewater NH

With music on 12-string guitars and Celtic harp, Odds Bodkin tells heartwarming tales of love and giving for the Holidays.

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BEOWULF: THE ONLY ONE

Performance Date: 01-11-2020 @ 8pm

Location: Cambridge MA

Odds Bodkin visits a private organization in Cambridge, MA for an adult performance of BEOWULF: THE ONLY ONE.

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GOLDEN RULE: World Stories About Empathy (K-2, 3-4)

Performance Date: 02-14-2020 @ 08:10am

Location: Cove Elementary School, Beverly MA

Odds Bodkin visits Cove Elementary School in Beverly MA for two performances of GOLDEN RULE: World Stories About Empathy for Grades K-2 and 3-4. Each performance includes three stories with live music on African thumb piano, Celtic harp and 12-string guitar. After the three tales, he asks students intriguing ethical questions related to the tales they have just heard.

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THE ODYSSEY: Belly of the Beast

Performance Date: 03-05-2020 @ 10:00am

Location: Conant School, Acton MA

Odds Bodkin visits Conant School in Acton MA to perform THE ODYSSEY: BELLY OF THE BEAST for 4-6 graders.

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Three-Day Residency at St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky/Day 1

Performance Date: 04-06-2020 @ 08:00am

Location: St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky

Odds Bodkin visits St. Francis School in Kentucky to perform GOLDEN RULE shows and conduct follow-up storytelling workshops in this 3-day residency.

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Three-Day Residency at St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky/Day 2

Performance Date: 04-07-2020 @ 08:00am

Location: St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky

Odds Bodkin visits St. Francis School in Kentucky to perform GOLDEN RULE shows and conduct follow-up storytelling workshops in this 3-day residency.

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Evening Performance at St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky

Performance Date: 04-07-2020 @ 6pm

Location: St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky

Odds Bodkin offers an evening of FAMILY STORYTELLING for the school community of St. Francis School in Goshen, Kentucky as part of his 3-day residency.

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Three-Day Residency at St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky/Day 3

Performance Date: 04-08-2020 @ 08:00am

Location: St. Francis School, Goshen Kentucky

Odds Bodkin concludes his 3-Day Residency at St. Francis School in Goshen, Kentucky with Door to Imagination workshops for students.

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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!