August 8th, 2018 @ 12:00 – December 8th, 2018 @ 12:00

SOH29 the Epic

SYNDICAAT, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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multimedia installation a collaboration project with costume designer Rien Bekkers (NL) and composer David Shea (USA)


SOH Alex Vermeulen

Press Release

Three years in the making the Epic is a multi-pronged media project whose participants include a troupe of talented young Balinese dancers aged 6 to 10, senoir Balinese dance master Ida Bagus Oka Wirjana, and the award winning composer David Shea and costume maker Rien Bekkers. The concept, direc- tion and execution belongs to multi media artist/filmmaker Alex Vermeulen. the narrative is loosely based on Valmiki’s Ramayana and Shakespeare’s Othello, the Epic take place in 2088 in the future megapolis Raksasa Kota. As in the original sto- ries, the cast and visuals of the Epic are populated by animals, humans, gods and demons. Human emotions both good and bad - love, hate, sacrifice, jeal- ousy, nobility, betrayal, murder and hope -