Aakash Odedra Company and Bagri Foundation present the European premiere of Samsara at the Theatre National de la Danse Chaillot, Paris.
Thu 26 Nov — 20h30
Fri 27 Nov — 19h30
Sat 28 Nov — 19h30
Tue 01 Dec — 19h30
Wed 02 Dec — 19h30
Thu 03 Dec — 20h30
Duration 1 hour. Purchase your tickets directly from National Theatre Chaillot.
A performance at the crossroads of contemporary dance, traditional Chinese dance and classical Indian dance, kathak.
The journey promises to be a beautiful choreographic adventure. Samsara brings together Aakash Odedra and Shenyuan Hu. On stage, India meets China, traditional movement dialogues with ballet, the rhythm of kathak (classical Indian dance from the North of the country) rubs shoulders with contemporary dance. Mythology will look to the past, delving into the famous Chinese tale from the 16th century Journey to the West, but also to the present, with more personal anecdotes of the two creators and performers. Samsara can be seen as a passage between cultures, a fertile exchange, a continuous and magnificent movement. Accompanied by the music and voice of Nicki Wells, Samsara will embark the spectator into an elsewhere brimming with choreographic discoveries. An odyssey to talk about the humanity that brings us together. PHILIPPE NOISETTE
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.