Dubbed as the rising new sensation in South Asian Dance, Aakash Odedra is one of the most exciting young contemporary dancers and choreographers in the UK. 

Rising sees Aakash perform solo work by three legendary choreographers, Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Russell Maliphant, as well as new work of his own.

As well as performed in four cities as part of impulse, including in the IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance in Delhi, Aakash participated in dance residencies with Nritarutya in Bangalore and Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts in Mumbai.

Akash’s tour was presented by the British Council in association with GREAT, GATI Dance, Nritarutya, Ananda Shankar Centre for Performing Arts, Anjika Dance, Shree Mangal Trust and a range of local supporting organisations.

“It's the dance equivalent of a red-carpet event to get Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui as choreographers on the same programme” – The Guardian