Rising is the successful debut production of Aakash Odedra Company. It features four works performed by Aakash, exploring different processes and aesthetics to create a new personal language.
“Single-minded passion is never quite enough. Innovation is a collective performance.” Unknown
Aakash performs solos choreographed by Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan and himself and features lighting by Michael Hulls and Willy Cessa. Each solo uses Aakash’s background in kathak and bharatanatyam to create a distinct flavour of contemporary dance.
In The Shadow of Man
Jose Agudo and Lewis Major
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Paul Zivkovich and Lewis Major
Rising was commissioned by AKCT (London), DanceXchange (Birmingham), Sampad (Birmingham), Eastman (Antwerp), The Hat Factory (Luton), Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Dance (Leicester), South East Dance (Brighton), New Art Exchange (Nottingham), The Place (London), Curve Theatre (Leicester), Southbank Centre (London) and funded by Arts Council England and Akademi (London).
"70 minutes of solo dance and not for one second do you want to take your eyes off him."
"Aakash Odedra transfixes and transports his audience, receiving a deservedly rapturous response and a spontaneous standing ovation at the end of this remarkable performance."
"An exceptionally agile dancer who, it appears, has no trouble slipping between styles, effortlessly multilingual."