Aakash Odedra explores refugee crisis in new project


It was a visit to a refugee camp in Athens that sparked the inspiration behind Aakash Odedra’s latest project. In #JeSuis, the choreographer, who is classically trained in the Indian dance forms of kathak and bharatnatyam, delves into the crisis facing thousands of families who have made perilous journeys across the Mediterranean sea into Europe in search of safety. The 32-year-old told Eastern Eye that recent cataclysmic events, including Brexit and the right wing media’s response to the refugee crisis, were among issues he wanted to address through his art. The contemporary piece was performed by eight Turkish dancers from…

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