Dancers Wanted


Emerging choreographer Aakash Odedra, is looking for student dancers/passionate dance enthusiasts trained in contemporary dance for his next piece, "Amaas". The evening is a collaboration with Combust who are fire artists. Aakash wants to work with contemporary trained bodies to be able to experiment his own style of choreography and in this context for Amaas, there will be popular elements, namely that the choroegraphy will also encompass Bollywood movements and music. Aakash trained in India with Shiamak Davar's company and was in their repertoire company doing major Bollywood award ceremonies with A-list Bollywood celebrities.

The piece is being put together on a lot of goodwill. Amaas will be premiered at Curve Theatre on 30th October, however, we are unable to remunerate performers for their performance and rehearsals. However we do hope that individuals might want to take part for the interest in being able to work in South Asian dance and Aakash's contemporary movement style. It is hoped that piece will tour, where fees are paid to performers.

Currently Aakash is considered one of the world's best Kathak dancers in his generation. His next solo project will be choreographed by 3 Associate Artists of Sadler's Wells, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant.

Aakash has asked me to let you know that he will hold an informal session he is holding on Friday 8th April 6pm at Dance Leicester, 1st Floor, 32 Belgrave Road, Leicester, LE4 5AS. This will give you the opportunity to talk to Aakash, do an informal workshop with him and Aakash can offer more information about the project and the commitment needed.

Amaas is a new piece which literally translates to night of no moon. Amaas is a dance/circus project and the themes explored in the piece will include mischief, greed, power, hedonism followed by loneliness, emptiness, fear and dependence.

If you need to speak to me, then feel free to give me a call,

Anand: 07957 148 150.


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