A full colour image showing Aakash teaching in a studio with the following text: Adult Summer School Mon 29 July - Fri 2 August 2019. Image by Sean Goldthorpe

Upcoming events

Adult Summer School

Professional level dance training in the Midlands 

Take your dance training to the next level with this multi-strand Summer School led by industry professionals. Spread over one week, you’ll have a chance to study a different dance style each day to diversify your practice. Taking place in the heart of Leicester, each day will consist of technique, repertoire and creative classes; designed to test your abilities and learn from the best practitioners in the region.

Shiamak Summer School

Artwork including the following text: Shiamak Midlands Summer School Mon 5 - Fri 9 August 2019 with guest teacher Prashant Mohan Desi Masti Studios, Belgrave Road, Leicester alongside the Aakash Odedra Company logo and a black and white image of Prashant Mohan

Mon 5 – Fri 9 August 2019

A week long dance summer school for children and adults (from age 5 upwards), perfect your bollywood moves with a daily dose of Shiamak this Summer.

Over 65s Classes

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Over 65s taking part in The View From Here Belgrave class

Tue 11 June – Tue 16 July, 1 – 2.30pm

Every Tuesday, Dhrumil Soni will bring Shiamak’s original style of bollywood dance to Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre. Meet new people and make new friends in a safe and relaxed environment.


A full colour image showing one male and two female dancers rehearsing #JeSuis in the studio. Photo by Sean Goldthorpe

#JeSuis dancers on That’s TV Cambridge

Ahead of the company’s performance at Cambridge Junction, That’s TV Cambridge interviewed Su Guzey and Melissa Ugonli to discuss the creation and performance of the work #JeSuis. Watch the #JeSuis interview

A full colour image showing one dancer leaning over a table towards dancers on chairs throwing paper in the air. Image by Sean Goldthorpe

#JeSuis dancers on BBC Radio Leicester

Listen to dancers Su Güzey and Evrim Akyay discussing #JeSuis with Geeta Pendse on BBC Radio Leicester’s The A Word.  Login to BBC Sounds to listen


Aakash on BBC Radio 4 Front Row

Aakash Odedra joined the Front Row discussion on the future of dance in the UK alongside Kate Prince, Artistic Director of ZooNation; choreographer Tom Dale; and Laura Jones, Interim Co-Artistic Director of Stopgap Dance Company. Sign in BBC Radio 4 Front Row to listen the programme on: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001rn9

Aakash Odedra Company on the news

Interview with Birmingham Post.

Published on the printed version on January 17, 2019 Dancer and choreographer Aakash Odedra talks to Post Life ahead of his upcoming solo performance at the Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio… “Returning to my roots is a reminder I dared to dream” Aakash Odedra (Click on image below to read the full interview)


Rising @ Monaco Dance Forum

Interview by Monaco Info after our last presentation of 2018. “Dans le cadre du « Monaco Dance Forum », le public a pu découvrir et s’émerveiller devant le spectacle « Rising », un programme interprété au Théâtre des Variétés par le danseur et chorégraphe : Aakash Odedra. Créé par trois grands noms de la chorégraphie, […]

A full colour image showing a group of dancers on stage with their arms in the air, during a performance of #JeSuis. Image by Sean Goldthorpe

Aakash Odedra Company presents Odedra’s first company work, #JeSuis

A  powerful and political piece for seven Turkish dancers Winner of the 2017 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award London premiere: Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, 7 & 8 November then touring Choreographer and performer Aakash Odedra has created his first company work on seven dancers from Turkey. A powerful physical exploration of oppression in […]


Murmur 2.0 / Inked, The Riverfront, Newport

October 20, 2016 by Jane Oriel As we take our seats in the auditorium for Inked, the first of tonight’s two-dance programme, revealed in the dim light of the performance space is a single white silk drape, ceiling to floor, with the shape of a Gormley-ish man cut from it. Now in full darkness, unmistakably […]