June 30, 2017 – (Becket, MA) Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival presents Aakash Odedra in Rising, an eclectic evening-length interpretation of four distinct solos, in the Doris Duke Theatre, July 19-23. Odedra brings a unique synthesis of the classical Indian dance styles of Kathak and Bharatanatyam with contemporary dance in his Jacob’s Pillow debut. The evening consists of four short works created on Odedra by world-renowned choreographers Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant, and Odedra himself. Described as “simply breathtaking” (The Globe and Mail), Odedra captivates audiences in Rising, described as “exceptionally agile” and “effortlessly multilingual” (Siobhan Burke, The New York Times).
“One body realizes the work of four of the world’s most important choreographers. There are very few dancers who can do this as seamlessly as Aakash Odedra. His movement integrates with lighting in surprising and stunning ways — it’s a tour de force not to be missed. The movement combined with astonishing lighting makes this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.
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