“Single-minded passion is never quite enough. Innovation is a collective performance.” Unknown
Rising is an evening of dance performed by Aakash Odedra.
Aakash performs solos by renowned choreographers Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Akram Khan, featuring lighting by Michael Hulls and Willy Cessa. Aakash also presents a contemporary Kathak solo choreographed by himself.
All use Aakash’s background in Kathak and Bharatanatyam to create a new flavour of contemporary dance.
“It‘s the dance equivalent of a red-carpet event… establishes Odedra as a dancer to follow.’’ (Judith Mackrell, The Guardian)
The project has been commissioned by AKCT, DanceXchange, Sampad, Eastman, The Hat Factory, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Dance, South East Dance, New Art Exchange, The Place, Curve Theatre, Leicester and funded by Arts Council England and Akademi.
Photo credit: Chris Nash
Aakash initially trained in the classical Indian dance styles of Kathak and Bharat Natyam in India and the UK, he is one of the hottest rising stars of British dance. His own choreographies range from large scale classical evenings to contemporary works and opera. Aakash recently won the Sky Arts Ideas Tap Award.