RISING BY AAKASH ODEDRA
20 - 21 MAR 2012
Rising is a new evening of work performed by Aakash Odedra, exploring different processes and aesthetics to create a new personal language.
“Single-minded passion is never quite enough. Innovation is a collective performance.” Unknown
Aakash performs solos choreographed by Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Akram Khan, and featuring lighting by Michael Hulls.
All use Aakash’s background in Kathak and Bharatanatyam to create a new flavour of contemporary dance. Aakash also presents a contemporary Kathak solo choreographed by himself.
The project has been commissioned by DanceXchange, Sampad, Eastman, The Hat Factory, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Dance, South East Dance, New Art Exchange, The Place, Curve Theatre, Leicester and funded by Arts Council England and Akademi.
£12.00 / B: £10.00 / C: £8.00
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"It's the dance equivalent of a red-carpet event to get Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui as choreographers on the same programme. And it says much for talent of the south Asian dancer Aakash Odedra that all three have created solos for his new show....it certainly establishes Odedra as a dancer to follow."
“It’s a bold piece for Odedra, starkly different from the erect grace of Kathak and showcasing his flexibility and control...visually arresting”
Dancing Review Blog
"utterly compelling...self-effacing charisma”