Rising

Company production | 2011

Rising is the successful debut production of Aakash Odedra Company. It features four works performed by Aakash, exploring different processes and aesthetics to create a new personal language.  

“Single-minded passion is never quite enough. Innovation is a collective performance.” Unknown 

Aakash performs solos choreographed by Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan and himself and features lighting by Michael Hulls and Willy Cessa. Each solo uses Aakash’s background in kathak and bharatanatyam to create a distinct flavour of contemporary dance. 

Credits

CUT

Choreography
Russell Maliphant

Lighting
Michael Hulls
 

Music
Andy
Cowton 

Rehearsal Director
Lewis Major
 

 

In The Shadow of Man

Lighting
Michael Hulls
 

Music
Jocelyn
Pook 

Rehearsal Directors
Jose
Agudo and Lewis Major 

 

Constellation

Choreography
Sidi Larbi
Cherkaoui 

Lighting
Willy
Cessa 

Music
Olga
Wojciechowska 

Rehearsal Directors
Paul
Zivkovich and Lewis Major 

 

Nritta (Kathak)

Choreography
Aakash
Odedra 

Musical Arrangement
Aakash
Odedra 

Rising 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). 

"70 minutes of solo dance and not for one second do you want to take your eyes off him."

"Aakash Odedra transfixes and transports his audience, receiving a deservedly rapturous response and a spontaneous standing ovation at the end of this remarkable performance."

"An exceptionally agile dancer who, it appears, has no trouble slipping between styles, effortlessly multilingual."

A dancer bending backwards
A dancer spinning

3 Dec 2019 8pmLawrence Family Jewish Community Center, San Diego

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