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SOUL of Odyssey – Multi-sensory, Multimedia, Multi-genre
October 26 @ 11:00 am - October 29 @ 3:00 pm$100
KL Shakespeare Players and the Hiroshi Koike Bridge Project of Japan announce the staging of SOUL of Odyssey an international collaboration from 26 October to 29 October at the Damansara Performing Arts Centre (dpac).
This multi-sensory work, based on the Greek classic by Homer, devises and reimagines the hero’s journey and his attempts to rise from the ashes of war, chaos, and battles with deities. It questions and explores how human beings react to forces perceived to be out of their control. Or as in the proverbial question: “What happens to ants when elephants fight?”
When asked what informs his productions with their constant shifts of sensory focus, Hiroshi Koike, the artistic director of the production, says that he wants to “shock and inspire”, especially the young, to imagine possibilities.
SOUL of Odyssey weaves different performative practices, traditions and elements–dialogue, storytelling, movement, dance, live videos, live music, songs, and chants–wrapped together with the aesthetic vision to create an integrated work that harmonizes sensory perceptions. In short, a multimedia, multisensory experience that informs holistically without privileging the intellect. Actors will speak in Bahasa Melayu, Chinese, English and Japanese.
This production is suitable for all ages.