SOUL of Odyssey – Multi-sensory, Multimedia, Multi-genre

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. 


Black Box

Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC)


90-100 minutes


RM100 – standard

RM75 –  students & senior citizen

RM70 –  group booking of 40 and above


[email protected] / (Whatsapp) +6012 6530987

Directed by

Hiroshi Koike


Music composed and performed by:

Santosh Logandran




Imai Jinya 

(Malaysia) Lim Soon Heng , Lee Swee Keong, Lee Swee Seng, Adlan Sairin, Seng Soo Ming, Nurul Sofia, James Kan, Tin Raman

Assistant Director: Lim Kien Lee

Playwright: Hiroshi Koike

Music Composer: Santosh Logandran

Musicians: Santosh Logandran & Imai Jinya

Set Designer: Omar Ali & Yusman Mokhtar

Costume Designer: Omar Ali & Yusman Mokhtar

Lighting Designer: Amelia Tan

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