Samsara - Edinburgh International Festival
By Aakash Odedra Company
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, Samsara’s mythological storytelling merges with personal experience from two globally opposite perspectives, in a seductive, astonishing journey of twin movement.
Samsara is an Aakash Odedra Company production.
Cast and Credits
in alphabetical order
Performer Aakash Odedra
Performer Hu Shenyuan
Choreographers Aakash Odedra and Hu Shenyuan
Composer Nicki Wells
Costume Designer K H Lee
Dramaturg Lou Cope
Lighting Designer Yaron Abulafia
Set Designer Tina Tzoka
Musicians Nicki Wells, Beibei Wang and Michael Ormison
Dates, Times & Prices
18 - 20 August 2022
EVENINGS, 5pm / 8pm
Thursday - Saturday
£21 - £26
Running time: 1hr
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