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NYU's Skirball Center to present Aakash Odedra's Rising

by Helene Davis
February 21, 2016
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU
566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Sq South)
New York, NY 10012
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will present Aakash Odedra Company in the New York premiere of Rising, four solo dance works created especially for Aakash Odedra by celebrated choreographers Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and Odedra himself, for one night only, on March 4, 2016 at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Rising was the debut presentation of Aakash Odedra Company in 2011 and has won numerous international awards and continues to tour extensively throughout the world.

Rising is a richly diverse exploration of artistic development and the relationship between performers and choreographer. Odedra creates a fresh, personal language that alternates between lyrical and graceful, brutal and raw, edgy and animalistic. This is the first time Rising has been performed in New York in its entirety.

Rising Program

Choreographed and with music arranged by Aakash Odedra

"In the Shadow of Man"
Choreographed by Akram Khan
Lighting by Michael Hulls
Music by Jocelyn Pook
Rehearsal directors Lewis Major and José Agudo

Choreographed by Russell Maliphant
Lighting by Michael Hulls
Music by Andy Cowton
Rehearsal director Lewis Major

Choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Lighting by Willy Cessa
Music by Olga Wojciechowska
Rehearsal directors Paul Zivkovich and Lewis Major

Rising has been commissioned by AKCT (London), DanceXchange (Birmingham), Sampad (Birmingham), Eastman (Antwerp), The Hat Factory (Luton), Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Dance (Leicester), South East Dance (Brighton), New Art Exchange (Nottingham), The Place (London), Curve Theatre (Leicester), Southbank Centre (London) and funded by Arts Council England and Akademi (London)

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. The NYU Skirball mission is to showcase and support diverse and eclectic talent from around the world, while cultivating audiences for live performance through deeper engagement opportunities. For more information visit: www.nyuskirball.org.

Tickets: Aakash Odedra Company will perform for one performance,on March 4 at 8pm. Tickets are $32-$45. All tickets may be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org, by phone at 212.998.4941,or in person at the NYU Skirball Center Box Office: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00–6:00 P.M. NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington
Square, New York, New York 10012.
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