Samsara, inspired by the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, traces the steps we take, both forward and backward, in search of our higher selves.
Drawing on thinking and imagery at the heart of Buddhist philosophy, it explores some of the 81 obstacles and 6 states of mind that can hold us back.
Epic mythological storytelling merges with personal experience and anecdote from two globally opposite perspectives, in a highly visual landscape.
Aakash Odedra, Hu Shenyuan
K H Lee
Commissioned by Bagri Foundation
Co-producing/commissioning partners of Samsara: Asia TOPA; Arts Centre Melbourne; Birmingham Hippodrome; Curve Leicester; the Royal Ballet; Shanghai International Dance Centre, Chaillot – National theatre for dance, Paris.
Supporting partners of Samsara: British Council; Jacob’s Pillow; Peacock Contemporary Dance Company (Kunming, China); Playking Foundation; Sidney Myer Fund; Victoria Government.
11 Jun 2020 8pmBirmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham
A touching story of cultural exchange, drawing upon ballet, Chinese folk, kathak and contemporary dance.Book now
23 Jun 2020 20.00The Lowry, Salford
Experience a touching story of self-discovery and cultural exchange through this epic live performance of music and dance.Book now
20 Oct 2020 - 21 Oct 2020 7.30pmCurve, Leicester
The vast cultures of China and India meet in this breathtaking new dance work.Book now