AAKASH ODEDRA COMPANY
Since October 2018 we have worked in partnership with National Portfolio Organisation Aakash Odedra Company as their Education Producers. Based in the heart of Leicester with two studios, we work out of their arts hub to foster partnerships and programmes that encourage creative dance opportunities for participants in Leicester, The Midlands, nationally and internationally.
DANCE AND DIABETES PROJECT
Delivered in partnership with Leicester Diabetes Research Centre, our Dance and Diabetes project has gained funding from Awards for All. Our phase 3 programme provides an opportunity for 40 participants to take part in weekly dance activity with one of our Bollywood dance instructors, followed by a 30 minute talk/activity delving into diabetes in more detail. The programme takes place in Belgrave and Oadby, with our aim during phase 4 to reach out to other areas of the East Midlands.
AAKASH ODEDRA 2
Aakash Odedra 2 is a unique opportunity for university students and graduates to work together as a company and develop as individual dance artists. Participants meet weekly to take company class with Aakash and our artist friends, developing their technique in kathak and contemporary dance styles, learning rep from past and current works, and creating collaborative choreography for showcases. Participants have the chance to undertake shadowing opportunities in other areas of the company.
SHIAMAK DANCE CLASSES
Another part of our producer role at Aakash Odedra Company is to manage the delivery of Shiamak dance classes across various venues in the the Midlands and London. Our team support specialist instructors from India who deliver kids, teens and adult classes in a number of styles, as well as supporting the organisation of showcase opportunities to celebrate practical achievements each term. Aakash Odedra Company manage the UK Shiamak branch as part of the worldwide Shiamak brand.