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Aakash Odedra Company presents
The Ultimate Fusion of Past and Future in Dance
A spellbinding new dance performance that seamlessly weaves past and future together in a trio of mesmerising solos, choreographed by acclaimed artists Aditi Mangaldas, Russell Maliphant and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and danced by Aakash Odedra: multi-award winner and one of the finest dancers of his generation.
ECHOES: Embracing the Weight of Legacy
Journey through time with “Echoes” as Aakash delves into the depths of classical Indian dance, reconnecting with his ancestors and channelling their passion through his virtuoso performance. Experience the power of tradition in this breathtaking, ecstatic display.
CUT: Contemporary Brilliance Illuminated
“Cut” propels you into the 21st century with a visually stunning contemporary masterpiece. Aakash’s fluid movements weave intricate patterns, his body spinning and flickering in and out of light, creating a hypnotic world of visual illusions and captivating grace.
CONSTELLATION: Stars Align and Boundaries Blur
In “Constellation”, Aakash conjures a celestial realm where classical and contemporary dance collide beneath a canopy of twinkling light bulbs. This enchanting fusion of ancient and modern creates an unforgettable, mysterious, playful atmosphere, exploring dance as a final, spiritual act.
Don’t miss this exhilarating dance performance that transcends the boundaries of time and space, uniting the wisdom of the past with the innovation of the future. Join Aakash Odedra on this odyssey as he invites you to explore the limitless possibilities of dance.
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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Paul Zivkovich and Lewis Major
Dheerendra Tiwari and Amit Khinchi
Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan
Paltudas, Bheekha Sahib, Meerabai
Lyrics sourced by
Tabla and recitation
Recorded at Studio Fuzz, New Delhi by
Mixed and mastered by
Set and Technical Direction
Echoes was co-produced by Curve Theatre (Leicester), DanceXchange (Birmingham), La Comete (Chalons-en-Champagne) and generously supported using Lottery Funds through Arts Council England.
Rising (the work from which CUT and Constellation are from) 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).
"An exceptionally agile dancer who, it appears, has no trouble slipping between styles, effortlessly multilingual."
“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”.