Aakash Odedra Company Announces ROOTS: A five-weekend Dance Intensive for 2023-2024 Season

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Aakash Odedra Company, a leading dance company known globally for its innovative and boundary-pushing productions, is proud to announce its upcoming five-weekend dance intensive program for the 2023-2024 season.  

This pre and early professional intensive program is designed for both the broader dance community and a select cohort of six dancers who are looking to expand their skills and knowledge in the world of dance. Aakash Odedra Company will sponsor the six dancers, underscoring their dedication to nurturing the next generation of dancers and fostering a vibrant and thriving dance ecosystem. 

The program is set to take place between September 2023 and February 2024 and will feature an exciting lineup of famous choreographers from the dance industry. Participants will have the unique opportunity to learn from and work with some of the most renowned and influential figures in dance today, including Russell Maliphant & Dana Fouras, Aakash Odedra Company, Hofesh Shechter Company, Alleyne Dance and Akram Khan Company. 

Over the course of the five weekends, participants will receive in-depth training in a variety of styles and techniques, including contemporary dance, classical Indian dance, and more. The program will also incorporate workshops (on topics such as choreography, improvisation, and performance) exploring different choreographic methodologies and performative approaches through physical training, improvisational exercises, repertoire and creative sessions. 

Quote from Aakash Odedra 

“In everything we do, we nurture the belief that anything is possible. ROOTS aims to grow a generation of iconic dancers, including those that may have once thought that a life in dance was an impossible dream.” 

Through ROOTS, Aakash Odedra Company is dedicated to helping dancers discover their own unique routes, empowering them to pursue their passion and make a lasting impact on the dance world. 

For more information about the program, click here.

Full weekend details and public booking will be announced on 6th July 2023.