Through a soft haze from the fog machines, Aakash Odedra was slowly illuminated in a confined black room.
The solo dancer sprung into life, at times punctuating the air with his arms — at others, swimming through it.
This dance, “Nritta,” was the first of four on Friday night by Odedra, a British dancer and choreographer specializing in Kathak and Bharat Natyam, two styles of Indian dance.
These four performances, collectively titled “Rising,” premiered in 2011 as the inaugural work of Odedra’s recently founded production company.
Since then, he has choreographed works for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee and has performed solo shows at venues as diverse as London’s Royal Opera… Read more