February 12, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
Rising © Photo: Chris Nash
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Rising © Photo: Chris Nash
“Aakash Odedra is simply breathtaking ... a stunning talent [who] can attract the very best. Rising is a masterpiece of speed and virtuosity. Odedra shows off all the showy tricks of Kathak, but as if on steroids.” Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail

Rising features exciting young British- Indian Kathak dancer Aakash Odedra performing to perfection in solo works created especially for him. By encouraging top-ranked choreographers Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Russell Maliphant to highlight different aspects of himself – lyrical and graceful, brutal and raw, edgy and animalistic – Odedra the dancer originates an idiosyncratic new flavor of contemporary dance that is uniquely his own. Rising has been wildly praised by critics, amazed by Odedra’s jangling, rogue energy, his astonishing technique and his hypnotically undulating body.

Performance is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes including intermission

Rising © Photo: Chris Nash
Rising © Photo: Kajal Patel
Rising © Photo: Chris Nash
Rising © Photo: Masoom Parnar


  • Choreography Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Akram Khan