Company production | 2024

Mehek is an enchanting exploration of the human heart, its desires, courage, and resilience, masterfully brought to life by the artistry of Aakash Odedra and Aditi Mangaldas, the great South Asian dancers of their respective generations. This captivating performance gives a voice to an unspoken and overlooked love story. Centred around a mature woman and a younger man, the dance delves deep into their intricate characters, challenging norms and redefining the very essence of love. 

Coming in 2024….


Choreography & Performance
Aakash Odedra & Aditi Mangaldas

Karthika Naïr

Lighting Designer
Fabiana Piccioli

Original Music Score and Sound Design
Nicki Wells

Set Designer
Tina Tzoka

Additional Music Composition
Ashish Gangani, Faraz Ahmed & Hiren Chate

Ashish Gangani, Faraz Ahmed, Hiren Chate & Nicki Wells

Rehearsal Director
Gaurav Bhatti

Production Manager
Salvatore Scollo

Photography credit (below imagery)
Angela Grabowska

Mehek is created by Aakash Odedra Company and Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company – The Drishtikon Dance Foundation. It is co-produced by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi and co-commissioned by: Sadler’s Wells; The Lowry, Salford; Birmingham Hippodrome and the Bagri Foundation.