"Penelope waits, in the throes of time and desire. Her movement is that of inertia." A vast epic poem where the spoken word is mainly the preserve of men, The Odyssey is nonetheless full of women. With their silence, and that of dance, Lisbeth Gruwez responds to the ever-present voices of men in Homer's story. Instead of their desire for glory and heroism, which sows only discord, she focuses on the sense of commitment and reconciliation embodied by the other central figure in the poem: Penelope. Performed by Lisbeth Gruwez, this alternative initiatory quest takes the form of a spiral from which spring nymphs and sirens, Calypso and Circé, and where the choreographer uses a rich variety of movements to explore the many facets of womanhood.