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Aakash Odedra Company: Murmur Trailer

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Published on Mar 27, 2014

Diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age, Aakash found conventional education at school very challenging. He felt defined by his learning difficulties, rather than his abilities. As written language was so alien, dance became his preferred mode of expression. In Murmur, Aakash and Australian choreographer Lewis Major delve into the idea of warped and exaggerated realities. In a new collaboration with Major and Ars Electronica Futurelab (Linz, Austria), the company explores how the misconceptions of dyslexia can be revealed through visual design, light, sound and movement.

Performer and Co-Choreographer
Aakash Odedra

Co-Choreographer
Lewis Major


Futurelab Project Management
Kristefan Minski

Futurelab Technical
Patrick Müller / Erwin Reitböck

Futurelab Programming
Florian Berger
Roland Aigner
Otto Naderer

Futurelab Graphics / Animation
Andreas Jalsovic

Original Concept (Futurelab Involvement)
Roland Haring

Lighting Designer
Andrew Ellis

Assistant Lighting Designer
Clare Byrnes

Composer
Nicki Wells

Music Supervisor
Nitin Sawhney

Dramaturg
Farooq Chaudhury

Technical Director
Andy Finn

Technical Co-ordinator
Leon Trimble

Producer
Anand Bhatt

UK Tour Booking
Megan Nelsey - Farrington Nelsey Productions

International Tour Booking
Sarah Ford - Quaternaire

Italy Tour Booking
Marcello Guidetti - Just in Time

Supported by Sky Arts Academy Arts Scholarships.

Supported by Arts Council England

Co-commissioned by Arts at Dartington (Dartington Hall Trust, UK), Curve Theatre (Leicester, UK), DanceXchange (Birmingham, UK), La Maison de la musique de Nanterre (Nanterre, FR), Maison des Arts de Créteil (Créteil, FR), Pavilion Dance South West (Bournemouth, UK), Royal Opera House (London, UK), Sampad (Birmingham, UK), Studio Programme, The Royal Ballet (London, UK ).

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