Aakash Odedra Company



Aakash Odedra Company makes and commissions dance works inspired by human themes, informed by both Eastern and Western influences. Aakash uses Indian classical dance as a foundation to blend contemporary movement and narrative, and has won global awards including New York Bessie Award (Best Male, 2014), DanzaEDanza Award (Italy, 2013), DanceWeek Audience Award (Croatia, 2014) and Infant Festival Award (Serbia, 2014).

The company is passionate about letting people close to the work, and a number of participation sessions and talks are available on tour. Locally, Aakash has established the Desi Masti Studio to support artists and support some 200+ learners every week.

In the press

“An exceptionally agile dancer who, it appears, has no trouble slipping between styles… effortlessly multilingual” New York Times on Rising

“He combines power and gentleness, discipline and freedom in an astonishing package of vibrating mercurial energy that is showcased throughout the evening” Strait Times on Rising


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  • Contact for touring

    Anand Bhatt

  • Contact at showcase

    Anand Bhatt +44 (0)7957 148 150