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Aakash Odedra’s virtuoso solo show Rising on the main stage at Curve Leicester before touring
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Aakash Odedra’s virtuoso solo show Rising on the main stage at Curve Leicester before touring

Rising is the solo show that launched the extraordinary performer and choreographer Aakash Odedra onto the dance scene. On 24th and 25th May, it will be the first live work back on the main stage at Curve, Leicester where Odedra is an Associate Artist. After that, the show tours to Oxford and Poole. First performed in 2011, Rising notably featured solo works by three of contemporary dance’s biggest stars – Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – alongside work by Odedra himself. As critic Judith Mackrell said at the time, it was “the dance equivalent of a red-carpet event”. Each of the choreographers used Odedra’s background in the classical techniques of Kathak and Bharatanatyam to explore process, aesthetics and a new way of looking at the solo dancer. The result ...