Mythological storytelling brings East and West together in this moving contemporary dance duet.
Inspired by the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, Samsara is a spellbinding piece for two dancers that traces the steps we take, both forward and backward, in search of our higher selves.
UK/Indian dancer Aakash Odedra and Chinese dancer Hu Shenyuan draw on the dance traditions of their respective countries to explore the notion of samsara: the wheel of life, of birth, existence and re-birth.
Drawing on thinking and imagery at the heart of Buddhist philosophy, Samsaras mythological storytelling merges with personal experience from two globally opposite perspectives, in a seductive, astonishing journey of twin movement.
Aakash Odedra Company
Aakash Odedra, Hu Shenyuan Choreographers & Performers
Nicki Wells Composer
K H Lee Costume Designer
Lou Cope Dramaturg
Yaron Abulafia Lighting Designer
Tina Tzoka Set Designer
Nicki Wells, Beibei Wang, Michael Ormison Musicians