Aakash Odedra is back on stage

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70 minutes of solo dance and not for one second do you want to take your eyes off him.

Aakash returns to the stage to perform Rising, the solo show that launched his career as an international dancer and choreographer.

With just four performances taking place in Leicester, Oxford and Poole this is a rare opportunity to see Aakash in this award-winning work.

Experience the intensity of Rising, an evening of four distinct solos with choreography from acclaimed artists Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant, and Aakash himself. Created in 2011, The Guardian termed this astonishing collection of talent the “dance equivalent of a red-carpet event.” Ten years and 200 performances later Aakash brings Rising to life with the same mesmerizing agility he’s renowned for and the maturity gained from a decade of developing his craft. Rising explores different processes and aesthetics using Aakash’s traditional background in kathak and bharatanatyam to create a distinct flavour of contemporary dance. An unprecedented pairing of world-renowned contemporary choreographers and one of the most talented British South Asian dancers of his generation.

A unique and unprecedented pairing of world-renowned contemporary choreographers on the dance equivalent of a red-carpet event

Akram Khan

Russell Maliphant

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Akram Khan discussing the creation of In the Shadow of Man in Rising

Russel Maliphant discussing the creation of CUT in Rising

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui discussing the creation of Constellations in Rising