Odedra began kathak in Leicester and bharatanatyam in Birmingham before moving to Mumbai between 2002 and 2004 to pursue dance more intensely. During this time he was soaking up a combination of styles and influences and further developed elements of indo-jazz and Bollywood to his already existing kathak and bharatanatyam.
He’s been mentored by both Akram Khan and Aditi Mangaldas – my two personal favourites on the contemporary indian dance scene. In 2009 he impressed Akram Khan, who told him: “I see myself in you”. Since then he has continued to shine and attract vast recognition. Aditi Mangaldas has said of him: “Every piece of movement, thought and music is transformed rather than interpreted or imitated”. The alchemy of these two magicians of movement combined with Odedra’s own lean, young, dynamic and poetic power is potentially the start of something new and extraordinary.
Don’t miss this feast of collaborations which promises to be all that great dance can be – thoughtful, dynamic, powerful, limitless and beautiful.
When: Thursday 9th – Friday 10th March 2017, 8pm
Where: Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN
Tickets: £17 (+ £3 for phone bookings, £1.95 for online bookings)
More info: Sadlers Wells Theatre
By Sakeena Adamjee.
Posted on 25 February 2017
Photos from Sadlers Wells