Dance Workshop with Aakash Odedra


21 August 13:00 - 15:00


Free workshop


Pleasance Sports Complex, Sport & Exercise (Salle), University of Edinburgh, 46 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ

How to apply

There will be a maximum of 20 participants and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
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We're delighted to be offering a dance workshop with Aakash Odedra who presented his wonderful show Little Murmur at the Children's Festival this year. The 2 hour workshop is opened to artists based in Scotland who use dance or movement in their practice including FE students. 

This class will be a practical session in which Aakash begins to detail his personal dance language for the participants using a unique fusion of classical Indian and western styles. As a rare combination of styles, the class aims to open the participating artists to new experiences and possibilities that can be carried into their own practice. The class will involve floor-based movements as well as detailed technique that focuses on strength and precision.

The offer also includes Go & See funding for a ticket to watch Aakash's latest show Samsara at the Edinburgh International Festival between the 18-20 August. Please note that if you cannot attend Samsara you can still participate in the workshop. 

Aakash Odedra was born in Birmingham and trained in the classical Indian dance styles of Kathak and Bharatanatyam. He incorporates that training in a unique synthesis with contemporary dance, both in his choreography and his creations with other choreographers. As choreographer he was commissioned to create a piece for James Brown: Get on the Good Foot (Apollo Theater , New York ) and the Opera God’s Little Soldier (Theater Freiburg), The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the closing of the London Cultural Olympiad. He has received numerous awards and bursaries, including a Danza&Danza award (Italy), a Dora performance award (Canada), Audience Award Dance Week (Croatia), Infant Award (Serbia), Bessie Award (Best Male Performer) and a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship. He is presenting Samsara in this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.