Samsara – Aakash Odedra Company

5th/6th/7th March 2020  Arts Centre Melbourne & Bagri Foundation

UK Tour
18th/19th/20th August 2022 at the Edinburgh Festival The Lyceum, Scotland
1st October 2022, CurveTheatre, Leicester
9th October 2022,  The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford,
14th October 2022 Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne,
17th/18th October 2022 Sadler’s Wells, London Rosebery Avenue, London.
23rd October 2022,  Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Birmingham

22/23/24/25 March 2023 Vancouver Playhouse
6/7th April 2023 La Comete Châlons-en-Champagne, France

China Tour
21/22 October 2023 Shanghai International Dance Center
28/29 October2023 Guangming Culture & Art Centre, Shenzhen
1/2nd November 2023 Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou
4th November 2023 Zhuhai Grand Theatre, Zhuhai Grand Theatre
Samsara is a duet created & performed by Aakash Odedra with Hu Shenyuan. Drawing on contemporary dance, Chinese folk dance & the classical Indian dance form kathak, Samsara is an expression of cultural exchange where epic, mythological storytelling merges with personal experience from two globally opposite perspectives.
Choreographers/Performers Aakash Odedra and Hu Shenyuan  
Composer Nicki Wells  :  Drummer Beibei Wang :  Vocalist Michael Ormiston  Costume K H Lee  :  Dramaturg Lou Cope  :  Lighting Designer Dr Yaron Abulafia 
Set Designer Tina Tzoka  :  Technical Director Salvatore Scollo 
Producer Anand Bhatt
Samsara is inspired by the many monks believed to have attempted the long pilgrimage that eventually led to the classic 16th century Chinese story Journey to The West. Their journeys were both literal, metaphorical, physical and spiritual.
“Billed as a contemporary dance duet, Samsara is so much more than that. Although in this instance, that would be enough – so utterly compelling are the two men performing it – but the stage is also alive with music, an art installation and lighting design so beautiful, it is almost a show in itself” ★★★★★
— The Scotsman
“In this heady world of symbolism, under the weight of history and identity, Odedra and Hu are electric.” ★★★★
— The Guardian
A real and deep beauty permeates this new duet.” ★★★★
— The Times
“It offered one gorgeous moment after another” ★★★★★
— Sydney Morning Herald