British choreographer Aakash Odedra is scheduled to perform in Vietnam, bringing his visually beautiful, heart-wrenching and dramatic pieces that have turned him into one of the most exciting new artists today.
The two intensely personal solo pieces of "Murmur" and "Nritta" will be performed on March 23 at Hanoi Opera House, on March 26 and 27 at Ho Chi Minh City Opera House.
The performance is part of the British Council’s work in showcasing the best of British contemporary dance in Vietnam.
Cherry Gough, director of the British Council Vietnam, said that 2016 is a special year full of exciting activities for the British Council to celebrate Shakespeare’s work worldwide on the 400th anniversary of his death.
“To make this year even more memorable, we are delighted to be co-operating with HSBC Vietnam to introduce Aakash Odedra, one of the most sought-after contemporary British dancers today,” she said.
Aakash has developed his own choreographic works including for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the closing of the London Cultural Olympiad, and has received numerous awards and bursaries including a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship.
He struggled with dyslexia since a young age and felt he was defined by his learning difficulties, but not his abilities. As written language was so alien, dance became his preferred mode of expression.
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