Akash Odedra: Rising

Aakash Odedra (U.K./India)

Rising
Wednesday, May 9, 2018. 8PM
Chris Nash
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Aakash Odedra

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70 minutes including intermission

A major talent on the international dance scene, Aakash Odedra is rapidly accumulating wide acclaim. With training in traditional Indian dance disciplines Kathak and Bharata Natyan, Odedra’s unique multifaceted style is graceful, provocative and unflinching. In Rising, he presents a quartet of solo pieces showcasing his remarkable capabilities, from razor-sharp precision and enviable poise to mesmerizing agility. In this performance, he presents solo pieces showcasing the inventive choreography of the U.K.’s most thrilling dance makers: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Odedra himself. 

“A masterpiece of speed and virtuosity.” – Globe and Mail

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This season, many of The Clarice's artists are working to raise awareness of a multitude of pressing social issues, including the environment, human trafficking, race relations, homelessness and much more. We stand by their efforts and deeply believe in the power of the arts enact change. 

Aakash Odedra established Dance Leicester, a dance school that teaches traditional Indian dance and more on the culturally significant but economically challenged Belgrave Road in Leicester, known as the Golden Mile. Odedra says that in the community, his programs "enable the kind of social change we want to see – invigorating the lives of people around us by sharing our love for dance with them..."

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