ROOTS Dance Program, an initiative by Aakash Odedra Company, is thrilled to introduce 5 exceptional pre-professional dancers who have been selected to receive a full scholarship pathway through the program. Building upon its successful track record of enabling previous artists, such as Kallirroi Vratti and Vasudha Bolar, to transition into full-time dance careers, AOC’s ROOTS Dance Program aims to foster the growth and development of these talented individuals while further diversifying the dance landscape.
The selected dancers, hailing from different parts of the UK and representing a range of dance disciplines, are Jess Bennett, Divija Mellaly, Krishna Priya Natarajan, Holly Jones, and Alexander Carpentier. Each dancer has been chosen for their exceptional talent, dedication, and ambition to represent the future of contemporary dance.
The pre and early professional dance intensive program, scheduled for the 2023-2024 season, will span five weekends from September 2023 to February 2024. As a demonstration of their commitment to nurturing the next generation of dancers, Aakash Odedra Company will provide scholarship for these six talented dancers during the program.
Participants of the ROOTS Dance Program will have the extraordinary opportunity to learn from and collaborate with some of the most esteemed and influential choreographers in the industry, including renowned figures such as Russell Maliphant & Dana Fouras, Aakash Odedra Company, Hofesh Shechter, Alleyne Dance, and Akram Khan Company. Through intensive training, dancers will delve into various choreographic styles, technique and methodologies of these dance luminaries. The program will also feature workshops on choreography, improvisation, and performance, providing a well-rounded and enriching experience for the participants.
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.
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Full weekend details and public booking will be announced on 6th July 2023.