SOH29 The Epic

If you’re planning to be at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in October, you won’t want to miss the launch of SOH29 The Epic, an interactive web-book telling a riveting tale of love, hate, envy, ignorance, and the inevitability of fate. The story is performed by Balinese children from the dance school founded by Balinese dance master Ida Bagus Oka Wirjana, and is loosely based on the Ramayana and Shakespeare’s Othello. The web-book will feature 32 photographs complete with animations, music scores and voice-overs weaving the tale.

Here’s a schedule over the coming weeks in Bali and Jakarta:

  • October 9th the Epic Grand Opening 6.30pm: TONYRAKA gallery, Mas, will show all the photos (110x200cm and 40×95) and a selection of the costumes on mannequin displays…
  • October 26th Book Launch at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival by Bruce Carpenter, Bar Luna 8pm, Ubud.
  • October 27th The Epic live performance by the actors at TONYRAKA gallery compound 6pm: the children will perform in the original costumes which they worn in the photos on the music of David Shea (NYC), the project composer. Kamau Abayomi, a hiphop poet from San Francisco, will quote from the Epic story during the live performance.
  • November 8th The Epic Grand Opening Erasmus Huis Jakarta, Kerta Niaga, 1st floor, Jl Pintu Besar Utara no. 11, Kota Tua Jakarta
  • free hard copy catalogue with all pictures available from October 9th onwards at and TONYRAKA and UFRF or PDF download will be online October 26th:
  • In November the show will travel to the Erasmus Huis in Jakarta onwards to other venues in Asia and Europe

The photos will be available for sale at TONYRAKA and online