Company production | 2016

Echoes is an exhilarating, high-octane Kathak dance experience which explores our relationships with our ancestors. The piece is choreographed by Kathak icon, Aditi Mangaldas, who is renowned for her artistry, energy and for breaking new ground, adding a contemporary twist to this stunning form of Indian dance.


Aditi Mangaldas

Performed by
Aakash Odedra

Lighting Designer
Fabiana Piccioli

Rehearsal Directors
Dheerendra Tiwari and Amit Khinchi

Anand Bhatt

Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan

Paltudas, Bheekha Sahib, Meerabai

Lyrics sourced by
Shubha Mudgal

Shubha Mudgal

Murad Ali

Tabla and recitation
Mohit Gangani

Ashish Gangani

Recorded at Studio Fuzz, New Delhi by
Nitin Joshi

Mixed and mastered by
Nitin Joshi

Digvijay Singh

Set and Technical Direction
Sander Loonen

Co-produced by Curve Theatre (Leicester), DanceXchange (Birmingham), La Comete (Chalons-en-Champagne) and generously supported using Lottery Funds through Arts Council England.

“From the off, Odedra surprises. Instead of wearing the bells on his ankles, and to a plaintive song, he swings them in a circle of light. They ash and glitter as they slice through the beams, thudding as they strike the floor. A cascade of ghungroos dangle in one corner like a glistening waterfall, individual ones snaking across the floor in rivulets of gold”.

"Aakash Odedra is a beautiful dancer"

A dancer pointing his finger
A dancer holds his arms out
A dancer spins
A dancer with bells wrapped around him