Aakash Odedra Company and Bagri Foundation present the European premiere of Samsara. Inspired by the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West”, Samsara traces the steps we take, both forward and backward, in search of our higher selves. Drawing on thinking and imagery at the heart of Buddhist philosophy, it explores some of the 81 obstacles and 6 states of mind that can hold us back. Epic mythological storytelling merges with personal experience and anecdote from two globally opposite perspectives, in a highly visual landscape.
European Premiere at the Birmingham Hippodrome where Aakash Odedra is a Hippodrome Associate.
Aakash Odedra, Hu Shenyuan
K H Lee
Commissioned by Bagri Foundation
Co-producing/commissioning partners of Samsara: Asia TOPA; Arts Centre Melbourne; Birmingham Hippodrome; Curve Leicester; the Royal Ballet; Shanghai International Dance Centre, Theatre National de Chaillot.
Supporting partners of Samsara: British Council; Jacob’s Pillow; Peacock Contemporary Dance Company (Kunming, China); Playking Foundation; Sidney Myer Fund; Victoria Government.
Photo Credit: Hu Shenyuan photographed by Nirvair Singh.