This is a rare opportunity to take a masterclass with UK choreographer Aakash Odedra, who is visiting Melbourne to collaborate with Asia TOPA on a new work for 2020.

About the Masterclass:

Aakash will deliver a contemporary class infused with classical Kathak technique.

Using Hindustani musical time-cycles and rhythms, Aakash will explore the relationship between the body and rhythms with time to be able to ask questions about the history and nuances of Kathak. 

Places extremely limited - Book your place to avoid disappointment.
A few places will be available on the day. Book to guarantee your place.

About Aakash Odedra:

Aakash Odedra is a dancer, choreographer and teacher.

Born in Birmingham, UK and trained in the classical Indian dance styles of Kathak (Nilima Devi, Leicester and Asha Joglekar, India) and Bharatanatyam (Chitraleka Bolar, Birmingham and Chhaya Kantaveh, India). Aakash formed Aakash Odedra Company in 2011 as a vehicle for commissioning solos and to develop his own choreographic work.

His debut full length solo Rising featured new short works created for him by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant. As choreographer he was commissioned to create a piece for James Brown: Get on the Good Foot (Apollo Theater, New York) and the Opera God’s Little Soldier (Theater Freiburg), The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the closing of the London Cultural Olympiad.

Aakash has received numerous awards and bursaries, including a Dora performance award (Canada), Danza&Danza award (Italy), Audience Award Dance Week 2013 (Croatia), Infant Award 2014 (Serbia), Bessie Award (Best Male Performer, 2014) and a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship.