Samsara: Edinburgh International Festival

Aakash Odedra Company and Bagri Foundation present Samsara at the Edinburgh International Festival. Inspired by the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, Samsara is a spellbinding piece for two dancers that traces the steps we take, both forward and backward, in search of our higher selves. UK/Indian dancer Aakash Odedra and Chinese dancer Hu Shenyuan draw on the dance traditions of their respective countries to explore the notion of samsara: the wheel of life, of birth, existence and re-birth. Drawing on thinking and imagery at the heart of Buddhist philosophy, Samsara’s mythological storytelling merges with personal experience from two globally opposite perspectives, in a seductive, astonishing journey of twin movement.

Samsara is presented by Aakash Odedra Company and Bagri Foundation. Read more here.


Aug 18 2022 - Aug 20 2022

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The Lyceum
Grindlay Street, Edinburgh

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